Trader Joe’s Organic Vanilla Wafer Cookies are light, crumbly, and altogether craveable. Organic natural vanilla flavor and other natural flavors contribute to their namesake vanilla aroma, buoyed by the sweetness of organic sugar. And unlike other vanilla wafer cookies on the market that are made with palm oil, these Vanilla Wafer Cookies are made with organic cultured butter, lending rich, buttery flavor and a golden-yellow glow to each bite.
Irresistible right out of the bag, these Cookies are equally excellent when used as the base of a trifle or pie crust. Or, layer them with fluffy whipped cream and sweet strawberries in this easy, no-bake recipe for icebox cake!
Serves: 9 – 12 Prep Time: 25 MinutesP
- 1 bag TJ’s Organic Vanilla Wafer Cookies
- 1 pound TJ’s Strawberries, rinsed and dried
- 1 tub TJ’s Mascarpone Cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon TJ’s Organic Pure Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 16 oz. TJ’s Heavy Whipping Cream
- 3/4 cup TJ’s Organic Powdered Sugar, divided
- Zest of 1 TJ’s Lemon, for garnish (optional)
Set aside a handful of cookies and 3-4 large strawberries for garnish. Hull and chop remaining strawberries and place in a medium bowl. Gently fold in 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Set aside and let berries macerate in their juices.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or, using a hand mixer), whip the heavy cream at medium-high speed until peaks form. Add mascarpone, vanilla and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and whip until the mascarpone cheese is evenly blended into cream, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Arrange a single layer of cookies on the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan. Break a few more cookies and fill the open spots in the pan so it is mostly covered.
Spread 1/3 of the whipped cream mixture evenly atop the wafers. Top whipped cream with 1/2 of the strawberries. Create one more layer of cookies, followed by 1/3 of the whipped cream and the remaining strawberries. Top with the remaining whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate for several hours, or up to a day before serving.
Just before serving, halve the remaining cookies, and hull and chop the remaining strawberries. Garnish cake with cookies and strawberries, followed by a shower of lemon zest, if using. Serve immediately.