Pumpkin Spice Homemade Vanilla Wafers Cookie Recipe

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Homemade vanilla wafers cookies get a fall makeover in this pumpkin spice nilla wafers cookie recipe.  

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies on a wooden cutting board surrounded by whole spices.

It's officially pumpkin spice season, and I'm SO ready for it!  Any excuse for nutmeg is a good one.

And these homemade pumpkin spice vanilla wafers are a REALLY good use of the seasonal spice blend.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies baked on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Crisp, light, and packed with flavor, these cookies, though they don't look like much, are sure to become a family favorite.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies being dunked in a glass of milk.

So pour yourself a glass of milk or a cup of coffee, and prepare to meet your new favorite dunking cookie.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies stacked on a bottle of milk, surrounded by cookies and whole spices.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Vanilla Wafers Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies surrounded by whole spices.

These pumpkin spice vanilla wafer cookies are simple, basic, but absolutely irresistable.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies ingredients on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies:

  • 1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 1/4 cups flour

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies batter in a piping bag, surrounded by a mixing bowl and whole spices.

Beat together the softened butter and the sugars.  Add spices, salt, and vanilla, and mix.  Add milk and flour, and mix until combined into a smooth batter.

If you have a Kitchenaid stand mixer, I highly recommend using a beater blade.  I LOVE this thing. No stopping and scraping when you mix the ingredients--the beater does it all for you!

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies batter piped on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Put batter in a disposable piping bag fit with a large, plain round tip.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and pipe 1" circles of the batter.  Don't worry about peaks; they'll flatten out as they bake.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies baked on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (or 325 convection) for 18-20 minutes, until the cookies are browned nicely around the edges.

See?  Nice and flat, no pointy bits.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies in a white bowl on a wooden cutting board.

I created this recipe by riffing on a fabulous homemade vanilla wafer recipe from Baking a Moment.  It was the perfect foundation for my pumpkin spice variation, and if you want a great regular 'Nilla Wafer recipe, definitely use that recipe.  YUM.

Pumpkin Spice Vanilla Wafer Cookies being dunked into a glass of milk.

I can tell these are going to be a family favorite for years to come.

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