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These 5 Ingredient Butter Vanilla Cookies are super easy to make. Butter, sugar, egg, flour, vanilla and just 20 minutes…that’s all you’ll need! Their taste reminds me of butter vanilla cookies you can get on almost every Christmas market in Europe.
5 Ingredient Butter Vanilla Cookies as a perfect Holiday treat
These 5 Ingredient Butter Vanilla Cookies are a perfect sweet for this coming Holidays season and were recently the biggest hit in my house. Here’s why… My 4-year-old is a super picky eater. I know, such a bummer for me.
It really is extreme though. Not only won’t he touch vegetables of any sort (somewhat understandable for a kid), but he’s even fussy with sweets, like chocolate (that one really surprised me). So he refused to eat these Blond Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Financiers or 3 Ingredients Chocolate Coconut Fudge; which meant there was a lot for us.
But I still can’t believe it. So when it came time to demo a potential Santa cookie, chocolate chip cookies weren’t an option because he simply wouldn’t eat them.
Every Saturday he goes to Polish school and his recent lesson was to learn the words/concepts of “yesterday, today and tomorrow.” And “today” the main character in his lesson book was baking cookies. As is our routine, we were practicing Polish the morning before he went to school and he realized that if she’s making cookies today, that he needs to make them too. It was imperative.
Easy recipe for vanilla cookies with colorful sprinkles that every kid can make
And again, chocolate was excluded as an option. However he LOVES vanilla, so I needed to come up with a quick vanilla cookies recipe. I remembered that I once saw a super easy recipe for vanilla cookies; probably somewhere on the vanilla packaging back in Poland. There were just 5 ingredients involved and everything was measured in “1” except for 2 cups of flour. Super easy & checked the vanilla need! I knew this is going to be great, because my son will love to help bake and they’d be done in no time.
There was just one tiny problem. My younger son (currently 10 months old) broke ALL the eggs that we had in the house. I came to realize that holding him on my hip while trying to make breakfast wasn’t the best idea. Apparently, he has something against eggs, because he violently grabbed the egg carton and with malicious intent, threw them to the ground. I think you can imagine the carnage.
So I needed to go to the store and get some eggs for my 5 Ingredient Butter Vanilla Cookies. Yup, one of these ingredients is 1 egg and that’s what was the only thing not readily accessible in my house. Therefore my older son and I went on a mission to procure eggs and while there, he realized that he wanted sprinkles on his cookies and they needed to be green. I must admit it was a fun idea. As a matter of fact, you could choose to use green and red sugar sprinkles and they’d be super festive for the Holidays.
Anyways, my little man was holding the mixer, was adding all the ingredients, putting the dough on a sheet and then sprinkling all of the cookies with the green stuff. They look pretty good, don’t they? I’m such a proud mama.
Ingredients needed to make these Vanilla Cookies
Anyways, if you are looking for a VERY EASY cookies recipes for this coming Holidays, look no further. For these 5 Ingredient Butter Vanilla Cookies you’ll only need:
- And optional sprinkles on top.
And they taste fantastic! They have a rich, buttery consistency and simply melt in your mouth. Better yet, they’re done in just 20 minutes from start to finish. How can you beat that?
5 Ingredient Butter Vanilla Cookies
- 1 cup Butter unsalted, melted
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Flour all purpose
- Colored sugar sprinkles optional
- Preheat the oven to 350F;
- Using handheld mixer cream together butter and sugar for about 2-3 minutes;
- Add egg and vanilla and mix well together;
- Add flour, mix with all the ingredients;
- Using teaspoon drop rounds of dough onto the parchment-lined cookie sheet approximately 1 inch apart;
- If using, sprinkle colored sugar on top;
- Bake for 10 minutes; let cool off and enjoy.
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