Chocolate Wafers

A few months ago I thought I’d pick up some chocolate wafers from the grocery store.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to use them or not but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to have them in the house for when I needed them.  Holy cow, they are expensive!  Forget it.  I put them back on the shelf.  I’m funny.  I’ll spend $6 for a little block of feta cheese, but I refuse to spend almost $5 on a small sleeve of chocolate cookies.  Maybe it’s because I expect cheese to be relatively costly, but not a box of simple cookies.

Anyway, a few months passed and I came across this recipe for chocolate wafers.  What the heck, I’ll make the homemade version.  These chocolate wafers came out just like the ones you’d buy from the store!

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Chocolate Wafers Recipe
(Makes 36 cookies)
Note: This recipe requires the dough to be chilled for a minimum of 6 hours.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flourMeasure your flour correctly!
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside the dry ingredients.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and light brown sugar.
  3. Mix in the vanilla extract and egg white.
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients until just incorporated.
  5. Place the dough on your counter and form it into a log shape that is about 9 inches long.
  6. Carefully wrap the dough in parchment paper or wax paper and fold or twist the ends. Try not to flatten the log.  Refrigerate until firm.  (I chilled it for 6 hours but overnight works too.)
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Using a sharp knife, slice the log into about 1/4 inch thick slices.  Place the wafers on the baking sheet spacing about 1 inch apart.
  9. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the the cookies puff and the tops of the cookies have cracks (ripples).
  10. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source: Joy of Baking



Guys, these cookies are very simple to make and you probably have all of the ingredients handy.

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Time to roll the cookie dough into a log and chill it.  Oh man, do we really have to chill it, T?  Yup, sorry.  In order to get that store bought thin round cookie affect, we are going to slice the log.  You can’t very well do that if it’s soft.  No seriously, you can’t.  I’ve tried.  All you’ll end up with is a sticky mess.

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Just go about your day and before you know it it will be time to slice and bake.  In fact, you can even chill the dough overnight if you want and it will be like a nice surprise when you wake up.     🙂

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I’m super happy with how these cookies turned out.  They taste just like I bought them from the store, chocolaty and crunchy.

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For the most part they are round.  They are imperfectly perfect.     😉  Let’s face it, if a machine is not making them then they are bound to be a little rough around the edges.  They are also ever so slightly thicker than the store bought kind, but I’m good with that.  Honestly, if you slice them any thinner then you chance cutting them crooked and I’d rather not have that happen.  (Actually my hubby cut these for me because he’s WAY better at it.  He’s the food cutting ninja I employ for perfectly straight lines.  It’s creepy how good at it he is.  If it’s been cut for this blog there is a very good chance he did it.)

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You can obviously eat these delicious treats just as is, but I have other plans in mind for them.  Hint, hint.     😉

These are super versatile.  You can use crush them up to make chocolate crumbs or use them to build a variety of desserts.  (Still hinting.)

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Going the homemade route almost always wins the day.  I’m glad I made these chocolate wafers at home.  Is there a particular food that you find that you’d rather buy than take the time to make at home?  Or perhaps, are there any foods that you’ve made at home only to discover you’ll never buy them again?



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Here are some other fabulous chocolate cookies.

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07Cake Mix Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Gooey Cookies

04Chocolate Gooey Cookies


  1. Perfection Tina! They look oh so good.
    Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Melanie! 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Love the pictures and can’t believe how easy these are. So great!

    1. Tina says:

      They were surprisingly easy! Thank you for the lovely compliments. 🙂

  3. This is fantastic! I too see those wafers, but don’t want to spend that much. Most of the time they are for some recipe that want those cookies crumbed up. This recipe is more practical. They look delicious! Thanks Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much Cindy! 🙂

  4. What a great idea! Looks like a great way to help make some recipes truly from scratch. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Absolutely! 🙂

  5. Mary Frances says:

    “If it has been cut for the blog, it was probably him” -> does he want more employment? Because I am not a good cutter! Of cheese, of bread, and especially cookie dough. I agree, I will not spend that much money on wafers either, ugg, why are they so expensive? Yours turned out amazing, honestly even better than storebought. Pinned!

    1. Tina says:

      Lol…I’ll mention it to him. 😉 I know he’s a life saver for me! 🙂

  6. Tina, those wafers looks amazing and I can’t believe how easy they are. Great recipe!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Mike!

  7. Lovely little wafers, Tina. I’m with you I won’t buy wafers but I’ll pay for that block of feta.

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe. Glad I’m not alone. 😉

  8. Ashley says:

    haha I’m the same way – when it comes to cheese I’ll spend money … but if it’s something like crackers or cookies – no way jack. More fun to make yourself anyway : ) Love these – I need to try this out!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe…love that!

  9. I recently discovered homemade no-bake granola bars and can not believe I’ve been buying them from the store all these years! I’m going to have a go at crunchy granola, too, this next week and have a feeling I won’t buy ready-made granola again either. We’ll see!
    As for these choccie wafers, they are so nicely made that they look like they could have come from the store! Yay for your hubby’s knife skills!! Hope you’re having a great weekend. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      I’m with you on granola bars! I made some last year and not only are they easy but I think they taste better than from the store. Can’t wait to see your crunchy granola recipe because I love making that at home too. Is there anything we can’t make at home? 😉

  10. I love your grocery store thinking – it is so hard to spend a ton of money on something you could make yourself, especially when you know yours will taste better! Homemade is the absolute best! These chocolate wafers look so tasty and so pretty!

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Cate!

  11. I love a good wafer cookie and your recipes sounds delicious. So what are your plans for the wafers or are you going to keep us in suspense?

    1. Tina says:

      I’ll give you a hint…it involves homemade ice cream and you don’t need an ice cream maker! 😉

  12. You know what I’m thinking… these would probably be amazing with a little ice cream wedged inbetween them. Some mini ice cream sandwiches… oh yea!! Great recipe Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      You are reading my mind!!

  13. marcie says:

    Homemade chocolate wafers are so much better, and they can be frozen and used in pie crusts, ice cream, and so many things! These look great, Tina!

    1. Tina says:

      I totally agree! 🙂

  14. Hahaha… Love your priorities my lady. Im EXACTLY the same, would give my right arm for a block of cheese, but sweet treats, paaasssss! Great recipe, I want to try it. Seriously, the list of amazing foods I am going to cook because of you, is ridiculous. But, will keep me off the streets for weeks.

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe, you rock! And thank you kindly. 🙂

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