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Homemade Vanilla Wafers

  • Author: Millason
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes, plus overnight to chill
  • Yield: 6 dozen 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake


One bite of these homemade vanilla wafers, and you will never, ever want to buy the store-bought kind again.  Perfect for banana pudding, different crusts, and a children’s snack without all of the chemicals and preservatives.  This is the way a vanilla wafer should be!



½ c. (1 stick) grass fed butter

1 c. coconut sugar

1/8 tsp. salt

1 pasture raised egg

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 c. white wheat flour

1 tsp. baking powder


In a large bowl, cream together butter, coconut sugar, salt, egg, and vanilla.  Into a separate bowl, sift together flour and baking powder, and gradually add it to creamed mixture.

Once it is all combined, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead thoroughly until mixed well.  Place the kneaded dough back into the bowl, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and create a parchment lined baking sheet.

Again on a clean, floured surface, roll the dough into long logs.  Slice thinly into cookies using a sharp knife, and place on cookie sheet.  Keep in mind that cookies don’t expand, so the size you cut is the size you will get.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.  Kneel at your oven door (with the oven light on) and keep watch while they bake so that they do not become overdone. I always feel like I am on The Great British Baking Show when I make them. Cool and store in an airtight container.


Adapted from The Lady & Sons Just Desserts.