Eggless Vanilla Cookie recipe is an easy recipe to make home at any time of the day. The cookies are soft, crunchy from out and just melts in your mouth. It’s a good high tea snack. Better to make them home as you could control the fat and the sugar at your end unlike the store ones 😉
Once you know to make the basic of cookie recipe then you could make any kind of cookie. That’s why they say your basic foundation should be strong to go further beyond. You could mix cocoa powder, orange juice etc and play with the cookie dough. Never know you might come up with your own variation of cookie which you or your family could be proud of !
I remember when I had made the first time my pet had become a huge fan of Vanilla Cookie. She is constantly wagging tail and asking me for it. This Vanilla Cookie is quite similar to nankhatai biscuits quite popular in India. But there is a slight difference as you use vanilla extracts, butter in vanilla cookie and cardamom powder, clarified butter in nankhatai’s. I have also use milk powder in this recipe however that’s optional.
I haven’t used vanilla bean but used vanilla powder instead. Further to give added vanilla flavor have used pure vanilla extracts. If you don’t have vanilla powder you could use vanilla pod. Just scrape the seeds out and use them for the cookies. Alternatively you could use pure vanilla extract or vanilla essence for the cookie. All you need is vanilla flavor so make use of any of the above stated things. You could decorate cookies with nuts. I just love plain vanilla flavor hence didn’t added nuts but you could add them.
Let’s make step by step eggless vanilla cookies recipe:
1. Preheat oven at 180°C exactly 15 mins before baking. Grease baking tray with butter Or olive oil. Sift flour, corn flour, baking powder, salt.
2. Add vanilla powder.
3. Combine all the dry ingredients nicely.
4. Firstly cream butter with sugar until soft and fluffy. Preferably use electric beater I used my hand to beat.
5. Add milk and beat again.
6. Also add the vanilla extract and mix nicely.
7. Gradually fold in the flour with the help of spatula into three batches.
8. It should look like this.
9. Chill the dough for 15-20 mins or leave aside to rest for some time. I don’t have a pic for this one.
10. Make small balls and place them at a distant with each other on the greased dish / tray. I haven’t made the cookies very flat as wanted them slightly soft. But you could flatten them more if you wish to have a crispy cookie.
11. Rub some oil or butter towards the bottom of the glass. You could use a proper glass I have used a metal glass as got hold of that while making these 😉 …. Press the bottom over the balls gently pressing them to round. Alternatively you could flatten the balls gently with your palm and place them on the greased dish.
12. Make criss-cross pattern with toothpick or fork.
13. Bake in a preheated oven at 180º C for 14 mins or until light brown towards the edges. Cookies they might appear soft but would harden as they cool. So please Please don’t over-bake them.
14. Allow to cool down. Once at room temperature then store them in air tight container. Serve your eggless vanilla cookies with tea or coffee or hot chocolate milk.
If you are fond of cookies then do check eggless chocolate cookies, desi cookie (nankhatai), goan nankhatai, ginger cookie, vanilla cookie, lemon sables, eggless shrewsbury cookie, tutti frutti cookies, rose cookies, polenta cookies, snowball cookies and chocolate thumbprint cookies.
Eggless Vanilla Cookie Recipe below:
- 200 gms all purpose flour or refined flour (maida)
- 1 tbsp corn flour or polenta
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda or baking powder ( I used baking soda)
- 100 gm butter Or olive oil at room temperature ( I used butter)
- 80 gm powdered sugar / icing sugar or as required
- 1 tbsp milk or as required
- 2 tbsp milk powder
- 1 t/s salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla powder (optional)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract or vanilla essence
- Preheat oven at 180°C exactly 15 mins before baking. Grease baking tray with butter Or olive oil. Sift flour, corn flour, baking powder,milk powder and salt.
- Add vanilla powder.
- Combine all the dry ingredients nicely.
- Firstly cream butter with sugar until soft and fluffy. Preferably use electric beater I used my hand to beat.
- Add milk and beat again.
- Also add the vanilla extract and mix nicely.
- Gradually fold in the flour with the help of spatula into three batches.
- It should look like this.
- Chill the dough for 15-20 mins or leave aside to rest for some time. I don't have a pic for this one.
- Make small balls and place them at a distant with each other on the greased dish / tray.
- Rub some oil or butter towards the bottom of the glass. You could use a proper glass I have used a metal glass as got hold of that while making these 😉 .... Press the bottom over the balls gently pressing them to round.
- Make criss-cross pattern with toothpick or fork. You could just leave them plain round instead of designing.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180º C for 14 mins or until light brown towards the edges.
- Allow to cool down. Once at room temperature then store them in air tight container. Serve your eggless vanilla cookies with tea or coffee or hot chocolate milk.
2. Also you could use olive oil instead of butter for low cal.
3. Please don't overbake them unless you want hard cookies.
Can I skip the milk powder?
Yes Vibhuti you could skip the milk powder. Do try and share your views thankyou 🙂
Hi maria! just wanted to know if vanilla powder easily available?
Sharon it’s available in leading grocery stores Or crawford market.
How are you and hows the weather there, must be nice and kool unlike Calcutta.
I wanted to tell from deep down my heart that i made this yesterday evening as I wanted to bake something easy, it came out so tasty and beautiful that i am so proud of myself.
Thanks for this delicious recipe maria and god bless you for all the well done recipes, this weekend I am going to try the Laadi Pav and i have kept my fingers crossed to c how it comes out.
Have a Happy Weekend and Take Care
Sunita it’s also hot here however night is pleasant in Pune and Mumbai is quite hot. Thanks Sunita and god bless you too :)………. surely try and lemme know how were they? You too have a lovely weekend 😉
Helen @ Helen's Cooking says
Yum and yum! My famiy will LOVE this. Great post! It’s cookie time!
Thank you for sharing!
My pleasure I am glad you liked them. Do try them!
the cookies look good and yum….
Thanks Dassana 🙂
Glad to see a cookie post from you. Your description does make me want to try these. Sometimes all we want is one classic flavor in a cookie and these vanilla cookies are just the ones to satisfy the craving. Well done.
Thanks Tina just started cookies have a long way to go…. Yeah do try them they are damn tempting :)…Take care