Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Recipe by Mims Squims

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.

Top Review by enigma535

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

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.

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