Famous Chocolate Wafer Cookies/Chocolate Snaps

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Claire312

This recipe has been changed since the first review. It comes from King Arthur Flour's Cookie Companion, so give it a try if you are looking for something similar to Nabisco's Famous Wafers.

Top Tweak by Jim C.

Substitute yogurt (or milk) for the water, in addition to the baking powder add 1/2 t. of baking soda to the dry mix. When mixed, pour out on parchment paper or waxed paper and form a roll 2 in. in diameter. Chill. Line a half sheet pan with parchment, do not use waxed paper. Cut out 1/4 in. rounds from the roll and place 2 in. apart because they will spread. Bake at 350F for 14 minutes and let cool on the sheet. This procedure produces a softer cookie that is not hard and dry but still crispy on the edges.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar, egg, water and vanilla. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated.
  4. Chill dough for at least an hour.
  5. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  6. Roll 1/8 inch thcik. Use a round cutter to cut 2 1/4 inch circles. Place circles on lined baking sheets and bake for 17 minutes or until they start to smell and appear done.

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