E and I are huge fans of vanilla wafers, they are yummy and a easy snack to keep around the house. I have found memories of these little cookies as a child.  So as we snacked on the last of our store bought vanilla wafers this weekend, I got the great idea of trying to make them from scratch.

My grandmother always kept them around her house.  Instead of milk she always gave me a small glass of water to dunk them in (it may sound gross but it is actually really good).  Looking back it was probably because they didn't have a whole lot of money and she was a cake decorator and had to use the milk for other things.

When most people thing of vanilla wafers, they think of the cookies in banana pudding.  That would be correct.

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So like I said, I got the great idea to try to make homemade vanilla wafers.

Well let's just say it didn't turn out the way I thought it would in my head.

Here's what they should look like:

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Here's what they looked like:

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I ended up with mini crunchy sugar cookies.  Nothing close to vanilla wafers.

So if you have a recipe that will make true to store bought vanilla wafers please share ti with me.