Vanilla Wafers I


"Serve these stuck in chocolate pudding ... kids love 'em!"


servings 51 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease baking sheets.
  3. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies with round cookie cutter and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 18 to 20 minutes until lightly colored. Cool on wire racks.
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  1. 7 Ratings


Great to try, but Vanilla Wafer Cookie recipe is better.

these are great. i added a bit more vanilla and both my kids gobbled them up! a great, quick to make snack for all. thanks for sharing.

These were pretty easy, but they lacked flavor and weren't very pretty or "waferish". I will probably make them again, only with clear vanilla and some kind of frosting. Good place to start, j...

I was thinking these would be like nilla wafers in the box,but my family loved them. I used them with a banana pudding recipe on this site.

I made these twice. First as written, but the dough was awfully sticky (even after chilling 5+ hours) and the cookies were not waferish and they were bland, as other reviewers have said. So th...

These tasted a little like a commercial wafer, but not like I wished they would have. I will continue to make these for my kids, but will be on the look out for a more airy-er, vanilla tasting ...