Delicious Vanilla Cookies (Made by Anna Olson)

by Anna Olson
DELICIOUS Vanilla Cookies made by anna olson

Vanilla Cookies are on the menu in Chef Anna Olson’s amazing kitchen, and she is going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch.

Follow along with the recipes below!

DELICIOUS Vanilla Cookies made by anna olson
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Vanilla Cookies

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1 cup (225 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (130 g) icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup (100 g) granulated sugar (caster sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 2 ½ cups (375 g) all-purpose flour (plain flour)
  • ½ tsp (2 g) salt
  • 1 egg white, lightly whisked, for brushing
  • decorator’s sugar


  1. Beat the butter, icing sugar, and granulated sugar well, using electric beaters or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until smooth and fluffy. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat in well. Add the flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together (it will be soft.) Shape the dough into 2 logs about 1 ½-inches (35 mm) across and wrap in plastic wrap or parchment and chill until firm, about 2 hours. Alternatively, the dough can be made ahead and frozen, then thawed in the fridge before baking.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper.
  3. Brush each log with the egg white and roll it into the decorator’s sugar of your choice. Slice the dough into cookies ¼-inch (6 mm) think and place them an inch (25 mm) apart on the prepared baking trays. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies lift easily from the tray and are lightly browned on the bottom. Allow the cookies to cool on the trays on a cooling rack.


The cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

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