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Vanilla Wafer Cookies

"Vanilla Wafer Cookies are chewy and irresistible, comments Edith MacBeath of Gaines, Pennsylvania. They're a wonderful way to round out a penny-pinching menu."
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Ingredients

35 m servings
Original recipe yields 21 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

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We used 3/4 Cup sugar, also tried dropping the cookies but they were puffy, unlike "Nilla Wafer" cookies so we rolled about a level teaspoon-full in the palm & then softly flattened. They turne...

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I did not care for the overpowering vanilla extract flavor; perhaps 1/2 tablespoon would have sufficed. Also, this does not make many cookies, if I am going to take the time to assemble these a...

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We used 3/4 Cup sugar, also tried dropping the cookies but they were puffy, unlike "Nilla Wafer" cookies so we rolled about a level teaspoon-full in the palm & then softly flattened. They turne...

this is absolutely one of the best drop sugar cookies I've ever made. I made this 9 years ago from the Taste of Home magazine for my then fiance. He adored them and keeps asking me to make the...

These are some delicious buttery cookie i double the vanilla extarct.To give it a more vanilla taste,they don't actually taste like the vanilla wafer cookies they taste even better.I won't i rep...

These were a huge hit! I did feel like the sugar was a bit much, so I cut down to 3/4 cup. I also divided the dough in half (without adding vanilla just yet), and mixed half the amnt of vanilla ...

This is a great, buttery little cookie to use as a home-made substitute for boxed wafers. I always make these to go along with banana pudding and people are seriously impressed every time. That ...

These were SO yummy. Not as hard as the kind you would get in the box at the stores, so that was a little different. But, you can always cook a little longer to make a little harder. I used the...

Really good coffee cookie. I changed the vanilla extract to almond. Somewhat thin with crispy outside and chewy inside. If you want the whole cookie chewy then take out before the sides turn ...

Deee-licious! These don't taste like vanilla wafers, but are delicious, chewy sugar cookies! I cooked them for a minute or two less than directed and they turned out perfectly.

I love this recipe! Almost every time I make them, their gone the next day. I'm never buying the ones sold in boxes at most grocery stores again!