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

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.

Marie Nixon January 06, 2012

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

thegrindre July 15, 2013

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! :-)

Morganne April 26, 2009

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