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Vanilla Wafers

Walk right past the box of vanilla wafers and make your own to enjoy as a snack or with your favorite recipe!

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Vanilla Wafers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill batter 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 70 wafers
Calories 29 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter, confectioners' sugar, and granulated sugar on medium speed for at least 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.

  4. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk and blend until smooth and fluffy (about 30 seconds).

  5. Add the flour mixture and mix on low until fully incorporated.

  6. Chill the batter for 10-15 minutes.

  7. Scoop 1/2 teaspoon-sized dollops of the batter (about 1 inch apart) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment.

  8. Bake 12-15 minutes, rotating halfway through baking. Cookies will be golden brown.

  9. Allow to cool completely before serving.