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a cookie sheet with baked gluten free vanilla wafer cookies

Gluten Free Vanilla Wafers

Sandi Gaertner
These delicious homemade gluten free vanilla wafers are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, just like the real thing!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 86 kcal


  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
  • In a standing mixer, add the wet ingredients. Mix on low speed and gradually increase the speed to medium. Whip for 15 seconds.
  • Turn the mixer off and add a little of the dry ingredients. Mix on low, turn it off and add more until you add in all of the dry ingredients.
  • Use your hands to roll the cookie dough into small balls. Drop each onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Press each cookie down slightly.
  • Bake 10 minutes until the cookies are golden.



  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  4. These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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