Vanilla Cookies

Spread the love

Vanilla Cookies

A soft & slightly chewy cookie full of vanilla flavor

There are some people who prefer vanilla over chocolate. I like both vanilla and chocolate. I have heard of some people that do not like chocolate at all. We all have different tastes, so that’s why baking is so versatile and fun. 
     And that’s also why I decided to make vanilla cookies. It’s difficult for me to omit chocolate from a cookie recipe, because there are so many people around me that love and request chocolate chip cookies. I do not have requests for “Vanilla Chip Cookies”, however. But maybe that’s because I have never made them! People don’t know what they don’t know. 
     So, I did have a whole bunch of Disney’s Frozen Vanilla Baking Chips. This is because my mom likes to bargain shop, and she saw these special baking chips on a good clearance sale. So, because I am the baker, I was the recipient of these baking chips. BUT, these are a discontinued product, so I would suggest using Hershey Vanilla Chips, because those have a perfectly nice vanilla flavor that would do well in this recipe. 
     I think that, besides the vanilla chips, the cookie dough itself needed a strong vanilla flavor. I opted to use all white sugar, and no brown sugar, so it could be differentiated from the traditional chocolate chip cookie dough. 
     And of course this recipe would need vanilla extract. BUT, I opted for “imitation” vanilla, because that seems to have the stronger vanilla flavor, which is a lot less subtle than pure vanilla extract. Imitation vanilla gives that “vanilla wafer” flavor. I thought that would be perfect for this recipe.
     The result was a very soft, lightly chewy cookie with a pleasant vanilla flavor. This was a refreshing change from the usual chocolate chip cookie, and I feel like this one is going to be requested in the future as well.


Please show support by using our affiliate links to fill your pantry.  You get charged NOTHING extra and we are rewarded with a tiny commission. A truly rare WIN-WIN.

THANK YOU for your consideration and support! -Happy Cookie Belly



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  3. Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.
  6. Stir in flour mixture and vanilla chips until combined. 
  7. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until light browning begins on edges of cookies.
  9. Allow to cool a few minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • I used Disney’s Frozen Vanilla Baking Chips (the blue-swirled chips featured in the photos), but those may be discontinued. So I recommend using these vanilla chips in this recipe in place of the Frozen baking chips.
  • I used this imitation vanilla brand, but any should work just fine.

Want Our TOP 7 SECRET Ingredients???

Spread the love

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *