Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have an irrational fear of preservatives but an appetite for junk food. This recipe allows me to make bourbon balls, banana pudding, and all the rest with my own organic pantry items. I use whole wheat flour, but all-purpose will do just as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cream together sugar, powdered sugar, shortening, egg whites, vanilla, lemon juice (optional) & salt.
  3. Add flour & baking powder.
  4. Add 1 T water. Mix until dough forms a large ball.
  5. Roll dough into 1/2-3/4” balls & press onto cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 15-18 minutes or until cookies are golden.


Most Helpful

we thought this was very good and the batch went quickly. Not really vanilla wafer like but good.

enigma535 October 06, 2010

May I be the first to commend you on a great vanilla wafer recipe! Simple, tasty and wonderful. Much better than store bought, not overly sweet, and so easy, the kids were able to help with pretty much everything. Thank you!

Jmommy209 August 27, 2009

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