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Vanilla Bourbon Wafer Cookies - Gluten Free Recipe

Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafer Cookie Recipe

  • Author: JessOBSESSED


This is a ridiculously easy gluten-free vanilla wafer cookie recipe with an adult twist – a splash of bourbon to give a spicy, aromatic twist and a sticky sweet, lick-my-fingers glaze.

It’s a crumbly, buttery, sweet delight sure to satisfy your gluten-free cookie cravings every time! Note that traditional wafer cookies, like the Nila ones of our childhood are a bit thicker and chewier than these, but I prefer my cookies on the thinner, crispy side!



Wafer Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups butter
  • 1 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp bourbon
  • 1 /3 cup brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Vanilla Bourbon Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 tbs bourbon


  • Cream butter, brown sugar, vanilla and bourbon together until smooth.
  • Slowly add in flour and stir until just mixed. Tip: Dough should be crumbly but able to stick together. Mix in a little more butter a tablespoon at a time if dough does not hold well enough.
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • While the cookies bake, prepare the glaze: Add powdered sugar, water, vanilla and bourbon to a small bowl and stir until a glaze forms. Tip: If the glaze is too runny, add a bit more powdered sugar. The glaze should be thin but able to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove cookies from oven and let cool completely. Drizzle the glaze over the cookies using a fork or spoon.