Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers | Dairy-Free

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These gluten-free vanilla wafers are full of flavor and simple to make. You won’t need to buy expensive gluten-free cookies when you can make them from scratch. These homemade “nilla wafers” have a texture that is more like a shortbread cookie.

A pile of gluten-free vanilla wafers.

Vanilla wafers have always been a favorite of mine and I love that I can make them from scratch. One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is with slices of banana or strawberries. And I love making skewers with these cookies and fruit slices. They are so cute!

Skewer with vanilla wafer cookies and slices of banana and strawberry.

How to Make Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers

Three pictures showing the steps on how to make gluten-free vanilla wafer dough.
  • Tip: Place your buttery spread and egg out on the counter first thing or a few minutes before so they can get to room temperature. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, cream the buttery spread with the powdered sugar and granulated sugar for 2 minutes, scraping the sides as needed. 
  • Mix in the egg, vanilla, and almond milk until well blended.
  • Add the gluten-free flour mixture and combine until completely mixed. 
  • Chill the dough for at least 15 minutes.
Three pictures showing how to baking gluten-free vanilla wafers.
  • After it’s chilled remove the dough from the fridge. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Scoop out small spoonful-sized dollops of dough onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. 
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes and remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking pan for a couple of minutes.
  • Then place cookies on a wire rack to cool. 
A closeup of a homemade gluten-free vanilla wafer.

Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Ingredients

  • Gluten-Free Flour Mix (also Dairy-Free) – My top choice for gluten-free flour blend is Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend. I’ve been really excited with the results I’ve been having with this blend. My second choice is Better Batter Gluten-Free Mix.
  • Dairy-Free Butter – I use Smart Balance Buttery Spread but you could also use Earth Balance or your favorite gluten-free vegan spread.
A plate of cookie and fruit skewers.

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Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers | Dairy-Free


  • Author:
    MamaShire

  • Prep Time:
    25 minutes

  • Cook Time:
    15 minutes

  • Total Time:
    40 minutes

  • Yield:
    3 dozen

  • Category:
    Desserts

  • Method:
    Oven

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free


Description

Enjoy these gluten-free vanilla wafers by themselves or with slices of bananas & strawberries. 


Ingredients

1 1/2  cups gluten-free flour mix*
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dairy-free buttery spread, Smart Balance or Earth Balance, room temperature
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon almond milk


Instructions

  1. Tip: Place your buttery spread and egg out on the counter first thing or a few minutes before so they can get to room temperature. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer bowl, cream the buttery spread with the powdered sugar and granulated sugar for 2 minutes, scraping the sides as needed. 
  4. Mix in the egg, vanilla, and almond milk until well blended.
  5. Add the gluten-free flour mixture and combine until completely mixed. 
  6. Chill the dough for at least 15 minutes.
  7. After it’s chilled remove the dough from the fridge. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  8. Scoop out small spoonful-sized dollops of dough onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. 
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes and remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking pan for a couple of minutes.
  10. Then place cookies on a wire rack to cool. 

Notes

* Gluten-free flour mix (also dairy-free) that I recommend using for this recipe Pamela’s Artisan Blend. The second one would be Better Batter. 

Keywords: nilla wafers, gluten-free desserts, gluten-free cookies, gluten-free dairy-free recipes

I first saw this recipe on one of my favorite sites, i am baker. I knew I wanted to turn it into an allergen-friendly recipe.

A platter of gluten-free vanilla wafers.

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