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Vanilla Wafer Cookies

These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle these vanilla wafers with colored sugar or leave them as-is. Their simplicity is beauty enough! —Edith MacBeath, Gaines, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 109 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Lana
    May 21, 2020

    Based on the reviews I saw, these cookies seemed easy and delicious. I tried to make them recently and they turned out to be a hot mess. The cookies tasted nothing like a vanilla wafer, the edges were dark and flaky, and it was just too sweet. And, whilst the edges were over baked, the middle was gooey. Save yourself some ingredients and don't try this recipe.

  • Richard
    Apr 4, 2020

    Great Rescipe love these cookies just baked them tonite I recommend this cookie to anyone who has a sweet tooth or for a great mid nite snack thanks for sharing

  • Charlene
    Mar 15, 2020

    Delicious cookies! I read reviews, so I used 3/4 cup sugar, added1

  • Nina
    Aug 14, 2019

    Simple, quick recipe. A little too sweet for my taste, so I'll use 3/4 cup sugar next time as suggested by others. I also had to keep an eye on the cookies as they baked--mine needed 9-10 minutes, not the 12-15 indicated in the recipe. I'll definitely be making these again and look forward to adding them to homemade banana pudding!

  • Simone
    Apr 10, 2019

    I just made a batch of these and they are amazing. A delicious buttery vanilla flavour with a wonderful texture. And the bonus is that they were super quick and easy to make. Definitely a keeper.

  • Marianne
    Nov 6, 2018

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  • Cookiequeen
    Oct 21, 2018

    The whole thing just melted into one big dark flake, crispy at the sides. The second time I added more flour but it turned out even worse.

  • 2124arizona
    Jan 16, 2018

    These cookies are so yummy! These remind me of a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream!!

  • robbiejackson
    Dec 9, 2017

    Yum, really enjoyed these! Love the simple ingredients and flavor, so good! Sometimes less is more. Hubby loved them too and he's a real chocolate kind of guy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kelsey
    Sep 1, 2017

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