Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh. If you like vanilla, THESE are the cookies you absolutely MUST make.
These cookies really show off the vanilla, along with a rich buttery flavor and just enough sweetness. When they’re first baked, they’re crisp on the outside and a little chewy in the center. After a day or two, they become crisp throughout.
They're crazy good.
Crazy nutso, you-must-try-them good.
I knew I was headed in the right direction when I made these, but I didn't realize how good they were until I bit into the first one. And the second one. And then pretty soon they were all gone.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Heat the oven to 375 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
In another medium mixing bowl using an electric mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.
Add the egg and beat until combined. Add the vanilla and beat until combined.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
Portion the dough into teaspoon-sized balls (a small disher works well for this) onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving room for them to spread. You don't need to flatten them - just scoop and go. You should be able to get 24 cookies onto each pan, but if you're worried about space, leave more room and bake more batches.
Bake at 375 degrees until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges, 8 - 12 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
More about CHRISTMAS WEEK!!!
Swing by all the participants to see what they've been whipping up for the holidays:
- Coconut Filled Sandwich Cookies by Cravings of a Lunatic
- Ridiculously Delicious Vanilla Cookies by Cookistry
- Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Toffee Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Cranberry Ginger Margaritas by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Rocky Road Chocolate Bark by Cooking In Stilettos
- Apple Streusel Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Rum Blondies with Cinnamon Chips by From Gate to Plate
Thanks to our sponsors for Christmas Week. Anolon is donating a 5-piece Bakeware Set. Swing by their Facebook Page to show them some love. We also have Ball supplying us with 4 sets of Jars in their gorgeous Green Heritage Color. Swing by their Ball Canning and Recipes Facebook Page to say hello.
Giveaway Prizes include:
More details on the prizes!
One lucky winner (US only) gets ALL of this!
- One 5 piece set of Anolon Bakeware Set
- Two Sets of Ball Heritage Collection Quart Jars (each set includes 6 jars)
- Two Sets of Ball Heritage Collection Pint Jars (each set includes 6 jars)
- One Set of 1 Dozen Assorted Cookie Sampler Box from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop
- Two Sets of Brownie Brittle Snack Sampler (each set includes One 5-ounce bag of each flavor)
Plus 1 Copy of each of these cookbooks:
- One Autographed Copy of Make Ahead Bread by Donna Currie
- One Copy of The Mixer Bible by Meredith Deeds
- One Copy of 175 Best Babycakes Cake Pop Recipes by Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss
- One Copy of 175 Best Mini Pie Recipes by Julie-Anne Hession
- One Copy of The 250 Best Brownies, Bars & Squares by Ester Brody
- One Copy of Oatrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester
- One Copy of Adventures in Comfort Food by Kerry Alteiro
- One Copy of Food Truck Road Trip by Kim Pham
- One Copy of Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking by Cara Reed
- One Copy of 100 Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks by Emily von Euw
- One Copy of CopyKat coms Dining Out at Home Cookbook Recipes by Stephanie Manley
- One Copy of Copykat.com's Dining Out At Home Cookbook 2 by Stephanie Manley
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