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Sugar wafers on counter with coconut

Sugar Wafer Recipe

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 whole sheets 1x


Am I the only one who misses sugar wafers? I had them a lot when I was a kid, but I can’t seem to find any that taste much like I remember. The next best thing is to make them at home using this sugar wafer recipe.



For the sugar wafers:

  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1 ½ cups sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder

For the creme filling:

  1. ¼ cup soft butter
  2. ¾ cup icing sugar
  3. 1 egg yolk
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. Optional: food coloring

Other things you’ll need:


  1. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together over medium speed.
  2. Once the butter and sugar are thoroughly creamed, add in the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, sift the flour and baking powder.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in 3 batches. Mix well after each batch is added.
  5. Add in the milk and mix until well combined.
  6. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 4 hours. If done in advance, you may also leave it to chill overnight.
  7. Dust some flour over the countertop and roll out the dough using a rolling pin. The colder the dough, the tougher it will become, so the manual effort will depend at this point.
  8. Flatten the dough to about ⅛ inches thin. If the dough is beginning to tear, it means it’s too thin. Work it again to thicken it up a bit.
  9. If you have a wafer mold or a silicon baking mats with raised relief patterns, gently place it on top of the rolled-out dough and gently press to create the patterns. Do not overdo it to avoid ripping the dough. If you have no mats for patterns, proceed to step 10 or cut your dough into any shape you like.
  10. Grease the baking sheet with cooking spray and gently place the dough on it.
  11. While you preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, quickly stick the baking sheet with the doughs inside the fridge to chill for a bit.
  12. Once the oven is already hot, bake the wafers for 6 to 8 minutes.
  13. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let it cool for at least 3 minutes.
  14. Remove the sugar wafers from the baking sheet and let them cool completely on a cooling rack.
  15. While the sugar wafers are cooling, make the creme filling. In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, icing sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, and food coloring. Mix together until well combined.
  16. Dab the creme filling on the first layer and spread evenly, top it with the second layer of the wafer sheet, and spread more cream before you cover it with the top layer.
  17. If you made sugar wafer sheets, you can cut the wafers any size or shape you want.
  18. Serve and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Candy
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