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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 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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



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


  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. 


* 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. 

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