Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is one of my favorite recipes from TOH. It is easy, it is cheap, and it is DELICIOUS! I think these are my family's favorite cookies. I have even made a batch with pasteurized eggs for making cookie dough ice cream! :) The cook time is for one batch in the oven. The dough freezes well; simply roll into a log and wrap in plastic wrap. Then just slice off cookies and bake (from frozen) according to directions.
- 1⁄2 cup butter (no substitutes)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl (or your stand mixer), cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy looking.
- Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350 for 12 -15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- These stay pretty pale and chewy.
These turned out great. I've been on a Nilla Vanilla Cookies and milk craze lately. I think I'll be able to save money and get a better tasting cookie by making this recipe. They are so easy to make and I always have the ingredients on hand.
I was rather pleased with the outcome of this recipe. Followed it to the tee and they came out great!
Couldn't believe how amazing and addictive these cookies are. I made them as a base - halfway through the baking time, I put chopped up Starburst pieces on the top of them to melt. A great way to use up the Easter candy I probably wouldn't have eaten. I'd love to sit down with a bowl of the dough and eat it all day! :-)