Vanilla Drop Cookies Recipe

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Vanilla Drop Cookies

denise young


I just wanted a cake-like cookie with a strong vanilla flavor. And out popped these cookies.

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24 ( 2 dozen)


20 Min


10 Min


1 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
white sugar
eggs (room temp)
3 -4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c
3 Tbsp
vanilla extract


1 Tbsp
cooled melted butter
1 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
add milk to desired thiness

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream butter, sugar, eggs to a light yellow color. Takes maybe 5 minutes. Color will be almost white. If your using a standing mixer use speed 4. Then add vanilla, just a couple of turns on low.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add alternately with milk. Always ending with flour mix.
Bake at 350 degrees, preheated oven for 8-10 mins. Should be golden brown and spring back when the tops are touched.
Remove from cookie sheet immediately to cooling rack.
If you choose to glaze them. I've done it both ways cookie cooled or warm. It didnt matter. Worked well both ways.
To save on clean up I place parchment or wax paper under the cooling rack when I glazed them.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Snacks
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #fast, #cookie, #Vanilla, #soft