Vanilla Wafers I Recipe -

Vanilla Wafers I

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 11, 2005

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 07, 2008

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


7 Ratings

Sep 15, 2003

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, just needs something to jazz it up a little ;)

Apr 24, 2005

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.

Jun 21, 2008

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 the second time, I substituted condensed milk for half of the milk called for. I also added a tsp cinnamon. The dough was more workable, but I still wasn't impressed with the results. I will not save this recipe.

Mar 05, 2003

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 cookie.


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  • Calories
  • 51 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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