Vanilla Cookies

Vanilla Cookies

Vanilla Cookies (American English) are also called Vanilla biscuits (British English), are typically made with flour, egg (optional), sugar, Vanilla and some type of shortening such as butter or cooking oil, baked into a small, flat shape.

Vanilla cookies are quite easy to make, crispy, and very yummy.

These delicious vanilla cookies just need a handful of ingredients and can be enjoyed with evening tea or coffee.

  Recipe Servings: 23
  Cooking time: 20 Minutes


  • All-Purpose Flour (Maida) - 1 cup
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Butter  - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Milk (to make dough) - 1 tbsp or as required


  • Preheat the oven at 180° C (350 °F) for at least 10 minutes.

  • Sieve all the dry ingredients - all-purpose flour (maida), baking powder and salt in a big bowl. Mix well and keep it aside.

  • Take another mixing bowl, add butter and sugar. Beat them with the help of hand beater or electric beater till light and fluffy.

  • Add drops of Vanilla extract into it and mix well. You may use Vanilla as per your taste.

  • Now add sifted dry ingredients into it. Mix well with the help of a spatula.

  • If mixture looks dry add milk. You may require more or less milk. Use accordingly.

  • Knead into a dough with your hands. The dough should not be sticky or runny. It should be well-binded.

  • Wrap cookie dough in a plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes as the dough performs best when chilled.

  • Take a portion of dough, make a ball out of it. Then roll the dough ball using rolling pin to about 1/4"  thickness on a lightly floured surface.

  • Cut out the cookies with the help of cookie cutter or a knife (can make rectangle or square shape cookies with knife).

  • If you don't have cookie cutter, take small portion of dough and roll it into a ball. Press the ball to make the round shape cookies.

  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  • Place the cookies on the baking tray.

  • Now place the baking tray on the preheated oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges of cookies turns light golden brown. Time to bake also depends on the thickness of the cookies.

  • Repeat the process with left over dough.

  • Once out of the oven they will still be soft and gooey. Don't worry.

  • Cool them completely and they will become firm.

  • Crispy Vanilla cookies are ready to be eaten.

  • You may store it in an air tight container for upto 1 week and enjoy vanilla cookies anytime with tea/coffee or as such.