Vanilla Wafer Cookies That Are Better Than Storebought

Vanilla Wafer Cookies That Are Better Than Storebought

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"This recipe comes from my favorite cookbook from a church. It is simple, easy, inexpensive and delicious! Not to mention it tastes better than the vanilla wafers you can buy at the store! You can make the cookies bigger if you'd like, they just won't have as crispy of an outside. We like to add a slice of banana between two cookies, dip them in chocolate, and then freeze them (;"


30 m servings 165 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 165 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla extract. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix the dry ingredients thoroughly into butter mixture. Drop cookies about 2 inches apart, 1 teaspoon at a time, onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool cookies on wire racks.
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  1. 42 Ratings


My husband was craving Vanilla wafers! They were alomst $5 a box I thought no way I'm going to look a recipe, and here you were!! Thank you, cookies turned out great, better than "Nilla's".... p...

They turned out alright. They spread quite a bit more than I expected.

I forgot to add the oven temperature! I am so sorry! The temp is 350 just as you thought!

I was right in the middle of making my Dad's favorite Banana pudding (for Father's Day) when I realized I forgot to buy the Nilla Wafers at the store! So I googled homemade ones and found this ...

excellent! for the most part, I kept ingredients as listed, but changed the method to combat the spreading and thin result others reviewed.I always bake with butter flavor crisco, bake with par...

These were perfect for me and are quite good but I don't eat the commercial version so I can't really compare to that. They started to overbrown on the edges after 9-10 min but I needed most of...

i made these lastnight added half a tsp of rasberry extract awsome!!!!by the way didnt hae butter used margerine they turned out chewy mmmmmmm

These cookies are very good. The recipe is essentially a sugar cookie. I added an extra tsp of vanilla extract because yum. :) I did make them a bit too big, but that was my own fault because I ...

These little vanilla wafers are so delicious! After reading several reviews, a common theme I saw was that the cookies spread a lot, so I increased the flour slightly to 1 and 1/2 cups and als...