As a child I loved eating Nilla Wafers, but it never occurred to me that I could make my own using a vanilla wafers recipe. This morning I was pleasantly surprised when I found just such a recipe in one of my vintage cookbooks 😀
Of course, I just knew I had to share the recipe with anyone else who wants to make and enjoy these small, delicious cookies, so here goes:
Summary: You can make your own vanilla wafers that you and your family are sure to love.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Sift and measure the flour, then add the salt and resift it. Set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar until thoroughly mixed.
- Beat the egg, then add the egg and vanilla to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix together.
- Slowly add the flour mixture, and mix thoroughly.
- Grease a cookie sheet. Using a spoon, drop spoonfuls on a the cookie sheet, spacing the cookies several inches apart, so they won’t touch while baking.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the sheet and cool them on a wire rack.
Preparation time: 10 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
The classic Nilla Wafer was introduced in the late 1960s. These crispy cookies are a favorite ingredient in pie crusts, vanilla pudding, and other desserts. But for freshness, you can’t beat this vanilla wafers recipe!