Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl (or your stand mixer), cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is light and fluffy looking.
  3. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 350 for 12 -15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.
  8. These stay pretty pale and chewy.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

5 5

I was rather pleased with the outcome of this recipe. Followed it to the tee and they came out great!

5 5

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! :-)