Vanilla cookies are one of my favorites. I may be a kid at heart, but there is nothing nicer than soft and chewy vanilla cookies with a glass of milk, tea, or coffee. These cookies can be made any time of the year, but they are certainly a Christmas favorite for many. They can be decorated using icing and different types of sugars as well to add to the character of any festive season or holiday. Actually, decorating cookies can be fun and and adds a professional touch to your baking.
Making some minor changes will affect the outcome of the cookies. For example, if the baking time is reduced and less baking powder is used, the cookies will be softer and chewier. The opposite holds true if you want a firmer crunchier cookie. Personally, I prefer my cookies on the most and chewy side. You can adjust the ingredients according to your preferences. Whatever the occasion or time of the year, vanilla cookies are a simply delicious recipe and a must try for all.
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 2 sticks butter room temperature
- 1 cup sugar + 1/4 cup sugar for rolling cookies in
- 1 fresh egg
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
In a mixing bowl combine butter and sugar. Mix until creamy and floppy.
In a different mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix thoroughly until well incorporated.
Pour the flour mixture into the bowl of butter mixture and combine together. Mix until well combined; but do not over mix.
Scoop up about 1 tablespoonful of mixture using an ice cream scooper and roll in into a bowl of sugar. Place in a baking pan with a baking sheet. Make a 3 inches space between each cookie. Repeat procedure for the rest of the mixture.
Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for at least 15 – 20 minutes or until the edges are starting to brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes. Serve with favorite coffee or tea.
Enjoy your vanilla cookies!