Benne Wafers

  • Benne Wafer 16oz Bag
    Benne Wafer 16oz Bag
  • $17.95
Long known as "the seed of good luck," the rich flavor of the benne seed has graced Southern recipes for generations. Still made in the same time-honored tradition, our thin, crisp cookies are laden with crunchy benne seeds and sweetened with a blend of maple and brown sugar for a true one-of-a-kind taste. A 300-year-old recipe, we've been baking our Benne Wafer cookies since 1954. Our Benne Wafer cookies balance rich maple and crunchy nutty flavors. This subtly sweet, paper-thin, cookie is light, crispy, and irresistible.
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Perfect Benne Wafers
Jun 19, 2019  |  By Peggy Allen
I grew up in South Carolina and My Grandma always made Benne Wafers. I have tried to bake them myself using her recipe but I cannot seem to get the right texture. Mine always turn out chewy. These are light and crispy like they're supposed to be.

Jun 20, 2019  |  By amanda gavan-cobb
OMG, I grew up in Savannah and have lived in Upstate NY since 1988. A patient brought these to us as a gift! Yum, I'm not going to lie I think I ate a bag all by myself. The best cookies and amazing childhood memories.

Mar 21, 2021  |  By Kim Covington
These are one of my favorites- sooo good sweet but salty and nutty - very light and crispy - soooo goooood ! This is a must have in my bag every time I go to byrds - I have to put myself on a once a month rule haha if not I would be at their store every week. Xoxoxoxoxo

Best cookies handsdown
May 13, 2021  |  By Demeesha
first bought some at trader joes back in 2018 and all of a sudden they don't sell them. I found this site so ima order. These cookies are delicious. so yummy #2020

Oct 10, 2021  |  By David Ward
These wafers are amazing with coffee! I like to dip them in my morning cup.

Benne cookies
Nov 1, 2021  |  By Rod Frost
Oh my gosh. Never had these before. Was at the store in Savannah and grabbed the usual chocolate chip and was told it was better deal to by one more. So I turned around and grabbed a benne cookie package. Wow they are delicious!!!!'

Benne Wafers
Apr 6, 2023  |  By Debbie Akin
My all time favorite cookie! Was more than disappointed to find NO Benne Wafers in Savannah! Was told that they weren't your best seller. Most people don't know what a Benne Wafer is, so your stores should be opening their eyes.... Mouths! I'm glad I can at least order online, but hope Benne Wafers are a come back. What a shame such a traditional cookie would cease to exist.

Can't eat just one!
Nov 29, 2023  |  By Marilyn H Johnson
I grew up in the South but I'd never heard of benne seeds until I moved to Savannah and tried Byrd's Benne cookies. They are fabulous. Just the right amount of everything. Best cookies I've ever had!!!

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