If you’re a sucker for sweet things and seeking a simple, delicious recipe that you can prepare with children, we will teach you how to make vanilla cookies step by step
It is a straightforward recipe with which you will get delicious homemade vanilla cookies crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Take note of this recipe and make it with us, but we warn you something: you will not be able to eat just one.
Before starting with the preparation of these delicious easy vanilla cookies, the first thing you have to do is preheat the oven to 180 ºC.
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Pour the 100 grams of sugar, the margarine, and the vanilla essence or vanilla sugar into a large bowl. Next, beat with a wire mixer or with some manual rods until the sugar has dissolved and all the ingredients are integrated. The texture that should be is a creamy paste.
To make vanilla cookies without butter, replace it in the same proportion as vegetable oil.
Once the sugar is dissolved, and the ingredients mixed, add the egg to the mixture and continue beating to integrate with the rest of the vanilla cookies ingredients.
Place a strainer over the bowl and add the flour, yeast, and a pinch of salt over it. Shake the strainer over the bowl so that the powdered ingredients fall sifted and smooth into the mixture.
Skipping this step and pouring the flour and yeast directly into the ingredient mix will likely give your cookie dough a lumpy texture. To avoid this and get a perfect dough that gives a good result, this step is essential.
If you want to make vanilla and chocolate cookies, you can add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and the flour, or add chocolate chips. They will be delicious!
With the help of a spatula or wooden spoon, mix all the ingredients. The result should be a creamy and somewhat dense dough.
Store the cookie dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to enhance the ingredients’ flavor and make it easier for you to work the dough.
Meanwhile, prepare a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper or parchment paper. It is preferable to use this type of special baking paper since if you use aluminum foil, the cookie dough will stick to it, and it will be more difficult to remove them from the tray.
To start forming the cookies, you have to take a little dough with your hands and shape it into a ball. You can also shape it with two spoons, but it will be easier to do it with your hands. You only need to make balls similar to meatballs. You do not have to crush the dough to give it a cookie shape.
Once the biscuit ball is made, roll it in the icing sugar and remove the excess by tapping it. Put the cookie ball on the baking sheet. Continually repeat this process until all the dough has been used.
It is important to place each vanilla cookie some distance from each other, as the dough will expand in the oven and stick together. You can separate them with a distance of about 5 centimeters between each one.
Bake the cookies with heat up and down at 180ºC for 15 minutes. Once baked, take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies cool on a wire rack. Your soft vanilla cookies will be ready to accompany a coffee or chocolate or even to spread them with jam, dulce de leche, or cream. Dare to try different combinations!
- It is advisable that to make your vanilla cookies, the egg and margarine are at room temperature. Take them out for two to three hours before making thisis recipe.
- Remember that not all ovens are the same or work with the same intensity of heat. To avoid problems, you must make all the cookies the same size to prevent the smaller ones from burning.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff