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Vanilla Crispies Recipe

Vanilla Crispies

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"A lot like a sugar cookie but ten times better. These cookies have a wonderful rich flavor, a very nice side to ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; continue to cream until smooth. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C ).
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place onto a cookie sheet. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart. Lightly grease the bottom of a glass, dip it into the granulated sugar, and press the cookies down slightly. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheet to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 20, 2010

these cookies tasted like a vanilla waffer but better. Don't make the balls 1 inch, or they will come out big, The size I make the balls is about a 1/2 inch and they are the size of a waffer cookie everyone likes them. to make them a soft cookie, make the balls 1 inch, set your oven to 350, and dont flatten the balls. I like them better this way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2012

Very tasty cookies. Followed the recipe very sticky, had to add about 1/2 cup more flour. Didn't cook in 8 to 10 minutes but much longer. Not crispy. Won't make these again. I'll stick to my chocolate chip cookies which never fail


27 Ratings

Jan 14, 2012

I made these because some of the reviews stated they are like Nilla wafers. I do not believe this to be the case. I made one inch balls and pressed them flat. They spread quite a bit, but not to a point where they were crisp in the middle. Perhaps I should have left them in the oven longer? They were golden brown around the edges when I took them out. All this being said, they are great sugar cookies! I used "Vanilla Bean Crush" vanilla from King Arthur Flour.

Aug 29, 2002

I made these cookies for a bake sale and they were very good but for some reason they were not very crispy. I was expecting them to be a little crispier than they were, but all in all the recipe was good and I will make them again.

Dec 03, 2007

This was a great treat! They were very yummy, which was surprising because I don't normally like sugar cookies! I followed one suggestion to make sandwich cookies with the sides dipped in sprinkles, and I made some with vanilla frosting, some with frosting and sprinkles, and left some plain. They turned out really cute and festive looking!

Jun 09, 2009

I make this all the time, omiting the vanilla and using peppermint flavoring instead.

Aug 28, 2003

YUM! My family loved them. Next time we're going to make frosting sandwiches, rolling the sides in sprinkles. Crispiest while still warm.

Aug 29, 2002

Really wonderful, ligth, crisp cookies.


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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.3 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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