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Vanilla Wafer Cookies Recipe
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Vanilla Wafer Cookies Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:21 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 21 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 109 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Vanilla Wafer Cookies in Taste of Home August/September 1997, p17

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"very easy to make! taste like a yummy sugar cookie!"

Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"Although I used 1/2 cup white and 1/4 cup brown sugar, I still found them plenty sweet enough. Making these as written would be far too sweet for our liking. A solid 5 stars with less sugar. Will definitely be making these again!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"I found this recipe in my 1998 TOH Annual book and finally made it today. Wish I would have tried it years ago! Crunchy and chewy at the same time, these little cookies are packed with big butter and vanilla flavor. We love them!"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Wonderful! I just made these with my 3 year old son and they are delicious! Vanilla Wafers are his favorite snack and I am so glad to have found this recipe so he can enjoy them homemade!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"<p>I am craving banana pudding but did not have vanilla wafers handy. Instead of using expensive gasoline to run to the grocery store, I found this recipe and it seemed simple to make. I followed the directions and they are excellent and as easy as it sounds. The picture shows thin cookies. I used my palms and made round balls and placed on the baking sheet lined with silicon liner. They came out more rounded, light on top and brown on bottom. Once they cool, they are crisp with a slightly soft center. Delicious!</p>"

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