Homemade vanilla wafers are really really simple to whip up. They'll take about a half hour to make and this recipe will make between 30-40 small cookies.

They don't taste dead on like traditional vanilla wafers because we're not using all the crazy ingredients, but I think they turned out very nice. :D

You can also make them into softer, cakier cookies by not flattening the dough before you bake it and by baking it for a shorter time. My first batch of vanilla wafers went that way and turned into a yummy mistake.

Step 1: ingredients

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted (4 tablespoons)
  • 2 egg yolks
You'll also want baking sheets and parchment paper. :)
They don't look homemade
My son's absolute favorite!
Can we make it in microwave oven too ?
Mmmm...these would make awesome banana pudding....
wow jessyratfink nice vanilla wafer biscuit, will i make the biscuit and the different haha
I remember the few time when my mom baught these and when she was doing something in another room i stuffed as many into my mouth and ran as quietly as i could back to mu room. Very cool thanks for sharing :)
Awesome, thank you! My kids love these and I hardly ever justify buying them...but making them is totally worthy! :)

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