Eggless Vanilla Cookies

 Simple and easy to make, eggless vanilla cookies shine with the flavor of vanilla. These cookies are light and airy, with a slight crispiness in the texture. They go so well as an afternoon snack or a with a cup of coffee. An easy and effortless recipe which can be ready in just 30 min 😊..this a basic vanilla cookie to which you can add flavors of your choice, my favorite are orange, lemon or chai spice😋

This recipe is for vanilla cookies dipped in chocolate. These are definitely my go to cookies.




1. I like crispier cookies, that is why I bake them for a little longer, but you can take them out earlier for a softer texture.

2. If you want make chocolate cookies, add 2 tsp of cocoa powder and a tbsp of milk and make the dough.

3. You can add flavorings of your choice, like orange zest, chai masala or cardamom.

4. Chilling the dough is optional unless the weather is hot.

5. These cookies wont spread much so make them into the desired shapes you want.

6. You can also roll the dough and cut them using a cookie cutter.

Yield: 8-10 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes


  • 1 and 1/2 cup of all purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1-2 tbsp of room temperature milk ( if required )

  • 2 tsp vanilla essence





1. Whisk room temperature butter and powedered sugar together until smooth and creamy ( about 2 minutes )

2. Add vanilla essence and give it a mix.

3. Sift dry ingredients into the mixture.

4. Make a soft dough. If required, add a tbsp of milk ( I did not have to ).

5. Wrap the dough in a cling foil and refrigerate for about an hour. You can avoid this refrigeration time and directly make the cookies too. I used a cookie stamp, so I refrigerated for a more stiffer dough for easy impression.

5. Divide the dough into equal parts. Press using a cookie stamp, or use a fork to make a simple design and  bake at 350F / 160C for 15-18 minutes.

Or, you can also roll the dough and cut them using a cookie cutter.

6. Let the cookies cool for about 10 minutes on a cooling rack before enjoying. They will crisp up as they cool down.

In these ones I used a fork to make the impressions

7. I dipped them in some melted chocolate and garnished with chopped almonds.