Old Fashioned Vanilla Wafers

READY IN: 22mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

These are just like the cookies we used to get in kindergarten with a glass of cold milk. Adapted from My Most Favorite Dessert Company.

Top Review by BaaBaa

True to form. A really good vanilla wafer. Again I used a "milk free" butter substitute for my son, and they came out fine. I used lemon extract instead of vanilla (I ran out). I also used a silpat to bake them on with no problem, but don't walk away they go from pale to overdone very fast.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Cream the margarine together with the sugar on low speed until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla until incorporated.
  5. Stir in the zests.
  6. Still on low speed, beat in the flour until fully blended.
  7. By teaspoonfuls, drop the batter onto the baking sheets, leaving a good two inches between each cookie.
  8. Bake for about 7 minutes, or until the wafers are lightly browned along the edges.
  9. Transfer to a cooling rack where they will crisp as they cool.
  10. Store carefully in layers in an airtight container.

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