Homemade Vanilla Wafers

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I was needing a pie crust the other day for something I was making and a regular butter crust didn’t seem right. I don’t buy regular graham crackers or vanilla wafers anymore and plus it’s not worth a trip to town for just one box of cookies! Turns out it’s really not all that hard to make your own! We used to like to buy a box of vanilla wafers once in a while too for a treat to munch on so now that I can make them myself we will get to treat ourselves more often!

What you need:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 eggwhite
  • 2 T vanilla
  • 1 T. milk
  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 3/4 t. baking powder

With a mixer, whip the butter, salt, sugar, and eggwhite.

Add in the vanilla, milk, flour, baking powder, and mix well.

You can either use a small cookie scoop or stick the dough in a freezer bag.

Drop onto a cookie sheet in small amounts. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes. The cookies will harden more as they cool so don’t worry about getting them hard in the oven.

These can be used just for munching or for crust!


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  1. Just wondering, does this kind of stuff freeze so that I could make a couple of batches, separate it out, and store it for a day when the grand kids are going to come over?