Sugar Wafers

Sugar Wafers

These cookies have become a staple in my cookie jar

I’ve become addicted to sugar wafers, especially the chocolate ones. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve gotten older, or what it is. I remember my mother eating sugar wafers whenever she wanted cookies when she was about the age I am now. Maybe it has something to do with menopause or hormones.

I’ve always liked sugar wafers, I just never ate them as much as I eat them these days.  I bought some a couple of months ago at the dollar store, and ate the package in about a day. Since then, I get several packages every time I am at the dollar store if they have them. I prefer the ones they sell there versus the ones they sell at Wal-Mart and the grocery store. They have less sugar in them for one thing. The ones at the dollar store have 6 grams of sugar per serving (2 wafers), while the ones they sell at the grocery store and elsewhere have 18 grams of sugar per serving. Since I usually eat about 10 wafers at a time, less sugar is better.

I prefer the chocolate flavored wafers, but I like the vanilla sugar wafers as well. I’ve gotten into the habit of going to the store every morning near where I work and buying a pack of vanilla sugar wafers for breakfast. I’m not a big fan of the strawberry wafers, but I’ll eat them if I can only get a variety pack, and not a single-flavor pack of cookies.

Maybe I like the sugar wafers so much these days because they are ‘safe’. I am severely lactose-intolerant, and cannot handle anything with even a little real dairy in it. The sugar wafers I’ve been eating contain powdered milk, which doesn’t upset my stomach. Sugar wafers have become a staple in my cookie jar.