Thursday, 20 September 2012

Vanilla sugar cookies

These are really easy cookies to make, and they will be enjoyed especially by the young-lings :)
As you can see, I have left these a little too long in the oven! (Typical  me)

What you will need

1 + 3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 cup unsalted butter, left at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (i have replaced this with 2 tbsp maple syrup before)
1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies in

Directions to make

1) In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda

2) In a larger bowl cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy and well combined

3) Add the dry ingredients from the small bowl to the large bowl, and mix until everything is well incorporated

4) Using a small ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon if you don't have), form cookie and roll in sugar. Then place on a oiled baking tray (or put baking paper instead of oiling), keeping the cookies a few inches apart

5) Bake for between 15-20 minutes, rotating the baking tray half way

6) When you remove the cookies, leave them to cool for around 5 minutes, and if you can resist temptation, leave them to cool completely before digging in :)

Although the picture isn't the best to make you think these are tasty, lol, the batch shown were made without ever thinking they would go on a blog, hence not perfectly done. Although, when you do make them make sure to not leave them too long in the oven. You will see on close observation they will have a sugar coating, which goes really well with the soft vanilla cookie interior. Do give these a go, and I can guarantee most kids will love them (my little sister sure does) :)


  1. Salam alaikum ukhti Nosaiba! Would this recipe work well without bicarbonate of soda? I have all the ingredients except for that one and really want to try these out.

    1. Wa alaikum alsalam :) maybe substiute with self raising flour - or add more of the baking soda. I hope it turns out well - let me know inshAllah :)

    2. I wanted to say shukran for this recipe! I tried these out today with extra baking powder as you said. Masha'Allah they were so nice and addictive lol they were eaten straightaway and finished just like that lol. Next time insha'Allah I will make them slightly smaller as I found that the ice cream scoop was a bit too big! Thank you so much! Allah ya3tik al 3afia

    3. Awwwww sooo good to hear this!!! Allah yi3aafeeki - and sa7a wa hana :)))