The Baker Upstairs: Halloween Nilla Wafers

10.11.2021

Halloween Nilla Wafers

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These fun and festive Halloween Nilla Wafers are absolutely delicious, and so easy to make at home!
These fun and festive Halloween Nilla Wafers are absolutely delicious, and so easy to make at home!
After a year and a half spent mostly at home, it has felt a little weird this fall to get back to a more normal routine. My older kids are both attending in person school full time, and we're slowly venturing back into the world of activities, friend hang outs, and (sort of) life as usual. Sometimes my weeks feel a little overwhelming, with everything I have going on these days. One of the bright spots, though, is the baking club I do with my fifth grader and her best friend on Wednesdays. Each week they choose a new recipe to make, and they work on it together. I supervise, give directions and support, and help with really challenging tasks, but for the most part they do all of the work themselves, and it is so much fun!

Last week my daughter kept asking me for Nilla Wafers, and since we didn't have any in the house, she asked if we could make them for baking club. Of course! My Nilla Wafer recipe is always a favorite around here, but we decided to make them even more fun with some festive Halloween sprinkles. The cookies turned out so cute, and the girls had so much fun making them!
These fun and festive Halloween Nilla Wafers are absolutely delicious, and so easy to make at home!
These cookies are so simple and delicious, and really easy to make. They have such a delicious flavor, and the perfect crisp texture! They do tend to spread quite a bit as they bake, so make sure to give them plenty of space on the baking sheet, and use about a teaspoon of dough for each cookie. They are addictingly delicious!
Halloween Nilla Wafers

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup festive Halloween sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with a parchment or silicone liner and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until combined. Gently stir in the sprinkles. Chill for 20-30 minutes, until firm. Using a teaspoon or a small cookie scoop, roll the dough into small balls. Flatten slightly and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake 15-17 minutes, until golden brown.
These fun and festive Halloween Nilla Wafers are absolutely delicious, and so easy to make at home!

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