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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20 mins
15 mins
35 mins
21 servings


Original recipe yields 21 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

110 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 15.7g; fat 4.7g; cholesterol 20.5mg; sodium 79.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (104)

Rating: 5 stars
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 turned out Excellent! If you like crispy edges, slightly chewey centers, and the taste of sweet, crispy butter --these are a dieter's nightmare on the hips but fantasy on the lips. My husband's a cookie-hater (chocolate-chip is the only one he'll even bother with) and he took a cereal bowl FULL of these from the cooling racks & a mug of milk & went off dunking & munching. ***!!!BEWARE!!!*** Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 them for him. I'm so glad I found the exact recipe for him again. I send them on deployments with him because they travel well in a sealed container. If you're looking for a delicious vanilla cookie, this is definitely one you could do. Variations: you can dip half in chocolate, or use some crushed nuts like lightly toasted pecans pressed into the top. Gives very rich flavor. Great for Christmas cookies. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 repeat i won't buy anymore store brought vanilla wafercookies thanks a million. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 into one half, and about 1/2 tsp almond extract into the other half. They were both so delicious! Everyone loved them. They were nice and chewy and perfect. Even though I cut down on the sugar though, my mom still said they were a bit too sweet! Great recipe though, thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 being said, I believe I have found the easiest way in the world to portion these cookies - pipe them. That's right, just take the dough and put it into a disposable piping bag. I use a plain large open round tip, and pipe quarter-size rounds to get a cookie the same size as the standard boxed vanilla wafer. Just watch your baking times depending on the size of your cookies, mine only need to bake for about 8 minutes. As far as the sugar goes, I just go off of what I'm in the mood for. The recipe is great as is, but sometimes I omit a couple of tablespoons of sugar if I want something a little lighter. This is an awesome recipe, oh and by the way - for those who complain that these aren't quite like commercial wafers, that's the entire POINT. Things are supposed to taste different home-made, and better at that. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 these for the Banana Pudding IV on this site and cooked them a little longer so they'd be crispier for the topping. Will make again. Thanks! :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 light brown. Very good. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More