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Quick Vanilla Cookies (Biscuits): easy and super delicious!

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
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Do you crave a melt-in-the-mouth vanilla cookie, but don’t feel like all the effort? Or perhaps, you had unexpected guests and need some cookies fast! Well, with this recipe, you can have delicious vanilla biscuits in no time! Because they’re made with vegetable oil instead of butter, there’s no need to wait for the butter to get to room temperature, and it also makes them slightly cheaper to make than the typical vanilla butter biscuit. With a handful of pantry ingredients, you can have sweet, vanilla-flavored biscuits that taste delicious, and look pretty too! It’s also easy to customize the recipe according to your taste, so make sure to check out our tips below.

Vanilla Biscuit Ingredients

Sugar – use granulated or caster sugar for the cookie dough

Vegetable oil – the oil acts as a substitute for butter in the cookies, making them soft

Eggs – the eggs bind the dough

Flour – plain all-purpose flour will do

Vanilla Sugar – vanilla sugar adds a delicious vanilla flavor

Baking powder – the baking powder acts as a leavening agent (NOT baking soda!)

Powdered sugar – use the powdered sugar to sprinkle over the cookies

How To Make Vanilla Biscuits

Whisk together the sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla sugar. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

Use a sieve to sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture.

Knead the dough until smooth, then divide it into four pieces.

Roll each piece into a log, then cut it into 1-inch pieces.

Bake the cookies for about 15 minutes, then dust them with powdered sugar.

Tips For Vanilla Biscuits

Because these cookies have a basic vanilla flavor, it’s easy to customize them with other flavors.

Make orange vanilla biscuits by adding 1 tablespoon of freshly grated orange zest.

Make lemon biscuits by replacing the vanilla essence with 1 teaspoon of lemon zest. You can also use lime!

Cinnamon sugar: sprinkle the cookies with cinnamon sugar before baking.

Substitute the vanilla sugar with other flavorings: maple extract, rum extract, or caramel essence.

Mixed spice: add ½ tsp mixed spice to the batter before adding the flour.

If you prefer a chewier cookie, use light brown sugar.

How To Store Vanilla Biscuits

Store the biscuits in an airtight container for up to 1 month. If the biscuits become soft, you can make them crispy again by baking them in the oven at 280°F for 10 minutes.

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Ingredients
Sugar
1/2 cup
Any vegetable oil
1/2 cup
Eggs
2
cake flour
2 cups
Baking powder
10g
vanilla sugar
Powdered sugar

Place the sugar in a large mixing bowl and add the eggs.

Whisk to combine.

Add the oil, and whisk again.

Add the vanilla sugar, and mix to combine.

The mixture should be smooth and light yellow in color.

Place a sieve over the mixing bowl, and sift in the flour and baking powder.

Use your hands to knead the dough until smooth.

Place the dough on a floured surface, and divide it into four equally-sized pieces.

Roll each piece into a log, then cut it into 1-inch pieces.

Place the cookies on the greased baking sheet.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes at 180°C (350°F).

Dust with powdered sugar and serve.

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