Storified by Arya McLean· Sat, Apr 06 2013 18:48:11
Chocolate wafers are a light dessert yet rich in chocolate flavor. They can be eaten on their own or made into ice cream sandwiches. This simple gourmet cooking recipe is made with ingredients readily available in most kitchen pantries namely white sugar, vegetable shortening, all purpose flour, cake chocolate, eggs, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt. Use a good quality chocolate to make this recipe. Dark chocolate with high cocoa solids will result in unforgettable chocolate wafers. They are also higher in antioxidants and have less in sugar than milk chocolate.
These chocolate wafers recipe have the ability to absorb most anything you choose to top on them like ice cream, whipped cream, or chocolate cream to make something similar to Oreo cookies. Marshmallows also go excellently in between the wafers and make a super awesome snack for the kids. Place ice cream in between the wafers and chill them in the freezer. The cookies will soften a bit from the ice cream and turn out absolutely irresistible. Vanilla, chocolate, and peppermint ice cream are especially wonderful with chocolate wafers. Serve them for dinner after work and your significant other will never forget this sweet surprise.
Chocolate wafers also make a light and satisfying snack dunked in a glass of milk or savored with coffee or tea. You can make a minty version of these chocolate wafers by adding a dash of peppermint extract to the mix. The quality of the chocolate will affect the overall taste and flavor of the wafers so make sure you do not scrimp on the chocolate when making this recipe. An intense cocoa flavor will make all the difference in turning the ordinary to jaw dropping good. Crisp and not overly sweet, chocolate wafers make elegant presents and gifts to friends and colleagues. Wrap them in pretty boxes and give them away during the holidays.