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Vanilla Wafers II Recipe

Vanilla Wafers II

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and beat well. Sift together flour and baking powder; add to creamed mixture. Add milk and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours.
  3. Roll very thin. Cut with cookie cutter dipped in flour. Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 20, 2008

these turned out great!! I used the proportions given, but added the milk and extract right after creaming the butter and suga together. I also added just a little lemon extrach to brighten the flavor a touch. I then put the finished dough immediately in a ziploc bag, cut a fairly large tip and piped the dough onto my cookie sheet. Got them in my tummy faster and definitely a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2012

Ugh, all I taste is egg. Texture is great, but too much egg.


15 Ratings

Aug 11, 2009

I made these because I didn't have enough store bought vanilla wafers for banana pudding. These are wonderful. I also piped the dough onto the cookie sheet. The cookies were crisper when I baked them at 375.

Jun 24, 2011

Delicious, crispy, buttery little cookies! I followed the recipe exactly. However, after chilling the dough for several hours, I found that it was far too sticky to roll out, even with parchment paper or a bit of extra flour. So, like previous posters, I whipped out my pastry bag and piped out the dough directly onto the cookie sheet. It took a bit more work that way, but the result was a few batches of delicious cookies which tasted exactly like vanilla wafers should. Perfect afternoon snack for my kids and their friends, who could not stop munching them.

Nov 18, 2009

I don't think the name Vanilla Wafers is fitting. I was looking for a light snack cookie. These taste good (hence the 5 star rating) but not what I was expecting. These are sweeter and taste a little egg-y to me. My husband said they taste like Christmas Butter Cookies. I followed the ideas of other reviewers and piped these on to the cookie sheet right after mixing and it worked out really well.

May 20, 2012

I tried this recipe because I made 2 types of 'Homemade Vanilla Extract' from this site. One was made with vodka and one with bourbon. After curing for 6 months it was time to try it out. I chose this recipe because I could split the recipe and try both types of vanilla with the same recipe. The results were a great, crisp little cookie. The dough was very soft so I did not chill for the 1-2 hours, instead I put it in a decorator tube and squeezed it out on the cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. No matter what tip I tried the cookies had the same result. A nice little round cookie with a smooth top. I got 7 dozen cookies with this recipe. I froze a bag of them to try a banana pudding recipe with them. My family really liked this cookie and I know I will make them again.

Dec 14, 2011

These were delicious! not a Vanilla Wafer but very good! mine did not get crispy but bery moist i will use this recipe again

Jan 13, 2010

this was great in my banana pudding, gave it a richer sweet taste


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  • Calories
  • 184 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 8.5 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

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

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