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    Gluten-free Vanilla Wafers

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    20 mins

    10 mins

    10 mins

    Jill Johnston's Note:

    This is a great gluten-free recipe that can be used for any recipe that calls for vanilla wafers, like rum balls. It is a modified version of a recipe by Bette Hagman.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a small bowl.
    2. 2
      Cream together the margarine, sugar, egg and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Mix til it looks like pastry dough.
    4. 4
      Add water if necessary.
    5. 5
      Shape into 1 inch balls and place 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
    6. 6
      Flatten with a moistened fork to 1/8 inch thick.
    7. 7
      Bake at 375ºF for 6 to 10 min or until slightly browned.
    8. 8
      Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 19, 2010

      55

      Great little cookie! My pregnant daughter who can't eat gluten or sugar (or dairy!) is craving banana pudding, so this is the first stage in creating a gluten-free, non-dairy, non-sugar, no artificial sweeteners banana pudding for her. I used coconut flour in place of soy flour, and 1/2 cup agave nectar + 1/4 cup honey in place of the sugar. Increased vanilla to 1 tablespoon and added 1/8 tsp lemon extract. Yumm...

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    • on August 21, 2008

      55

      These cookies were excellent though I would call them a sugar cookie rather than vanilla wafer. I baked for 10 minutes. They stayed soft for the two days they were around. I tried with margarine and butter. It was great both ways, but much easier to work with when I used butter. My first gluten-free baking experience and I have made them twice since even though I am able to eat gluten. They were that good and seem simpler than other GF recipes since they only include two flours. I changed the second batch by substituting almond and hazelnut extracts for the second t of vanilla and adding 1/2 chopped almonds. Tastes like the ones in Chinese restaurants.

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    • on March 01, 2008

      55

      This is a really easy recipe to do. I really enjoyed making and eating these. They were nice and soft and even stayed soft on the counter over night. I think the best thing about them for me was them reminding me of my grandma's sugar cookies. i'll be making these again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Gluten-free Vanilla Wafers

    Serving Size: 1 (14 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 62.8
     
    Calories from Fat 25
    40%
    Total Fat 2.8 g
    4%
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 5.8 mg
    1%
    Sodium 74.1 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.5 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    0%
    Sugars 3.1 g
    12%
    Protein 0.6 g
    1%

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