homemade vanilla wafers

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skip the box, and try homemade vanilla wafers instead


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as a kid I was never a fan of nilla wafers, they always seemed so plain

no chocolate chips or oats, raisins or nuts

no m&m’s or frosting, not even a sprinkle

just a plain jane vanilla wafer

homemade vanilla wafers

then I fell in love with banana pudding, and you simply cannot have banana pudding without the vanilla wafers

sure you could buy them, but homemade vanilla wafers could not be any easier to make and you know how I feel about anything homemade…SO much better than the box

with a few simple ingredients you already have at home and a few minutes in the oven, homemade vanilla wafers are anything but plain

homemade vanilla wafers | heathersfrenchpress.com

homemade vanilla wafers


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg


  • pre-heat the oven to 350 F.
  • sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • in the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar
  • add the vanilla and egg,
  • gradually add the flour, and mix just until combined
  • chill dough for at least 10 minutes to prevent cookies from spreading too much
  • roll in 1 tsp size balls, and place on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet
  • flatten the balls slightly, and bake 15 minutes - until golden
  • cool on rack

without so much as a chocolate chip, I wasn’t sure the kids would like them

I was wrong

homemade vanilla wafers | heathersfrenchpress.com


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