These gluten free vanilla wafers taste just like the store-bought kind (if not better)!
I mentioned my love of Nilla wafers recently in my banana pudding from scratch post. At the time, I was bummed that I hadn’t found a gluten free/eggless version that I could pair with my banana pudding. After that, I kind of couldn’t get them out of my head. So I went down the rabbit hole on Pinterest… and found this recipe for homemade vanilla wafers from Baking a Moment. And I’m so glad that I did!
Note: I substituted the flour for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 flour but otherwise made no other ingredient swaps. This does yield a fairly big batch so I halved the recipe. Otherwise, I’d just have no self control 🙂
Why I Love These Vanilla Wafers…
- This recipe is so straightforward and easy to follow. It involves only a handful of simple ingredients and a few quick steps.
- These are naturally eggless cookies, so I didn’t have to worry about adjusting the recipe or using up my egg replacer.
- And yes, these vanilla wafers taste just like the store-bought ones.
How To Make…
You’ll start by creaming your softened butter with the two types of sugar (the recipe calls for powdered sugar and granulated) until it’s nice and creamy. Then, add the vanilla and milk and continue to blend.
Next, simply stir in your flour and salt. That’s really all there is to it. Isn’t that great?
Allie recommends piping the dough out onto a baking sheet but I decided to skip this step and just used a spoon to roughly measure out my cookies. Which, I think you can definitely do, but you can see that mine didn’t turn out as uniform and perfect-looking as hers. But they were delicious, and that’s what really counts, right?
I baked my cookies on 350ºF for exactly 20 minutes and could have probably pulled them out 1-2 minutes before that, because as you can see the edges on mine got a bit crispy.
I’d highly recommend pairing these with my banana pudding 😉 or just enjoy with a big cup of coffee!