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Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that’s great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that’s endlessly versatile. 

Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that's great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that's endlessly versatile. food desserts cookies

Hey happy Friday!  Sorry I’m a day late on this post, but it’s been one of those weeks.  I did some travel last week (which I can’t wait to tell you about), and came home to some renovations on our home, and I’ve been scrambling to keep up ever since.  But I’m really happy to finally be able to share these brown edge wafers with you, because I have literally been thinking about them for months!

Do you remember brown edge wafers?  When I was a kid we always had a box in our cupboard.  It was one of my mom’s favorite cookies.  I’m sure I frustrated the heck outta her, because I’d come home from school and totally house them while she was at work.

Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that's great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that's endlessly versatile. food desserts cookies

If you aren’t already familiar, they were a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie.  So good with a cup of tea or coffee!  They were kind of simple and plain, but they had this completely addictive, slightly caramel quality from the browned edge.  It was the kind of thing where you’d look at the box and think “meh.”  But then before you knew it, you’d devoured half a box.

So many tries for me to get this recipe right!  Turns out, simple ideas can often be the most challenging.  Early renditions spread out way too thin and lost their round shape. Then the next round was hard enough to break a tooth… after that it was test after test after test, tweaking the ratios each time, trying to get that perfect balance of thin, crisp, yet easy to work with.

Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that's great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that's endlessly versatile. food desserts cookies

Well, basically I’ve done all the hard work for you.  I think the final result is a dead ringer for the original, but of course way better because, homemade.  The buttery vanilla flavor is off the charts, and they’re just as light as air.  And the best part is, they’re super simple to make, in just one bowl, with no mixer required.

It never ceases to amaze me, all the different things that can be done with just a few simple pantry staples!  Have a great weekend!

Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that's great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that's endlessly versatile. food desserts cookies

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Brown Edge Wafers
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Resting Time:
20 mins
Total Time
32 mins
 

Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that's great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that's endlessly versatile.


Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown edge wafers, Cookies
Servings: 45 cookies
Calories: 47 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the egg whites and sugar in a medium mixing bowl, and whisk until combined.  Whisk in the melted butter.  Add the flour and baking soda, and stir until just barely combined.  Stir in the vanilla and allow the batter to sit (at room temperature) for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Transfer the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1A tip.  Pipe 1 1/2-inch diameter rounds onto the prepared pans, allowing 3 inches in between each, to allow for spreading.
  3. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges.
Nutrition Facts
Brown Edge Wafers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 3g
Vitamin A 1.3%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 1.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Brown Edge Wafers: a light, crisp, buttery vanilla cookie that's great with a cup of coffee or tea! An easy recipe that's endlessly versatile. food desserts cookies