Old Fashioned Vanilla Wafers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 7 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

BaaBaa October 14, 2002

Lovely!! Turned out great! I used the cookies for a chocolate truffle recipe but not before munching on one! You can be sure this will be made very often in my house in the future! I didn't use the zests as the cookies were to be part of another recipe and the citrus flavour might overwhelm it.

V'nut-Beyond Redemption May 21, 2004

These are excellent in banana pudding!

Kana December 31, 2009

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