Vanilla Cookies with your favorite treats…

Basic Vanilla Dough prepared with pistachios, dried cranberries, & mini chocolate chips ~


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder (omit if making thumbprints, ball cookies, or spritz cookies)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter and granulated sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, and beat until combined. Add your goodies.

One Comment

  1. klds said:

    I think a mint chocolate chip would be good and you could cut these into shapes.

    December 9, 2011

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