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.