Vanilla Cookies Recipe

Today’s recipe is a simple, delicious vanilla cookie.

These were great with milk, they’re really easy to make!

Yummy Vanilla Cookies


  • All-Purpose Flour – 2 cups
  • Baking Powder     – 1 tspn
  • Margarine            – 1 c
  • Sugar                   – 1 c
  • Vanilla Essence    – 2 tspn
  • Egg                       – 1 pce
  • Milk                      – 2 Tbspn


  1. Preheat your oven to a medium heat or 350 oF or 180 degrees celsius. Grease and flour a baking or cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift your dry ingredients together; flour and baking powder, then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream your sugar and margarine for about 3 to 5 minutes and then add the vanilla and mix.
    Vanilla Essence
  4. Beat the egg in a small bowl, then add into the creamed mixture and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, fold in the dry ingredients until well mixed, you should have a nice cookie dough.
    Folding the flour into the creamed mixture

    If you feel that it’s too dry, add the milk gradually until you get a good cookie dough texture.

    your cookie dough is ready
  6. Roll out your cookie dough on a lightly floured working surface with a rolling pin.
    Roll out your cookie dough

    Then using a cookie cutter, cut out the cookie shapes while placing them onto the prepared baking/cookie sheet.

    Cut your cookie shapes
  7. Place the cookies into the oven’s middle rack and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
    Your cookies are baked!
  8. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then using a spatula;
    Use a spatula to transfer your cookies to cool

    place them on a cooling rack or a tray to cool completely.

  9. Serve and enjoy!


Enjoy your cookies with some coffee, tea or milk ^_^

Good luck and have fun making this recipe. Give some feedback if you’re able to do this recipe and let us know how it went.
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Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

5 thoughts on “Vanilla Cookies Recipe

  1. Am personally greatful when I read your enthusiasm to teach the basic in baking in your blog , we frequently ask questions and you give answers diligently. Making sure you are uplifting our knowledge. God bless you


  2. I tried but I guess I was rushing things. I mixed sugar with flour and oh boy, the cookies are extra sugary but at least they were cookies. I know what I did wrong and will do a repeat. Thank you so much

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