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Homemade Nilla Wafers

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 14
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Hannah Stewart


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together. Then mix in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and mix into butter/sugar mixture slowly. (Do not overmix batter)
  • Drop cookies onto baking sheets, keeping about 2 inches between them. Each dough ball should be about 1 inch in diameter.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes (or until edges become a golden brown)