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Pinterest Tested: Homemade Vanilla Wafers

Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? The Craft Patch is the place to find out! I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!

This week I am testing a recipe PIN for making homemade vanilla wafers. I love vanilla wafers, so when I saw the beautiful picture and that the recipe was all normal ingredients that I usually have on hand, I was really excited. HERE is a link to the original recipe. I whipped up a batch and this is what they looked like:

Boo! Flat, sad little cookies! Let's just put this into perspective:

So disappointing.

To be fair to the original poster, baking is a finicky art and maybe I did something wrong or could have fixed them by adding something to the dough or baking a different way. Who knows. But I hate finicky recipes and I am sad, sad, sad that my dreams of homemade vanilla wafers fell flat (literally).

The good news is that the cookies tasted great even though they were nothing like a vanilla wafer. So I used the remaining cookie dough and made bar cookies. Talk about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. They were yummy!

Turned out to be a cross between butter cookies and sugar cookies. Yum!

Even though I was able to rescue the remaining dough, this Pin still ended up a...

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