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Today’s post, featuring a delicious recipe for Vanilla Butter Cookies perfect for the holidays, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#HolidayWithGlade #CollectiveBias

Vanilla Butter Cookies Recipe and Glade Winter Holiday Collection

Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? Hanukkah and Christmas are literally just a few weeks away! One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking wonderful seasonal treats. Many of my most fond childhood memories are of friends and family gathering at my aunts’ house for an evening filled with delectable food, hugs, laughter and love. And not one holiday would pass when there wasn’t the delicious scent of vanilla butter cookies lingering in the air.

vanilla butter cookies recipe

Now, as an adult, whenever I smell vanilla, I am reminded of those warm and happy times. Which is why when I came across the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection at Publix, I just had to get a few of the Send a Little Love™ Vanilla Biscotti jar candles. After all, not much evokes the holiday spirit quite like the warm glow of candle light and the scent of baking! And after smelling that scent of Vanilla Biscotti I knew exactly what I wanted to bake: Homemade Vanilla Butter Cookies!

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection

The Vanilla Butter Cookies are soft and chewy, and have a deliciously sweet, buttery vanilla flavor. You can either make them as drop cookies, or roll out the dough and use your favorite holiday cookie cutters. They are also perfect for decorating anyway you’d like. But the absolute best part is…they are quick and easy to make! Ready to see how?

Made-from-scratch butter cookies decorated in festive holiday colors. So delicious they melt in your mouth.

Vanilla Butter Cookies

Here’s what you will need to make Vanilla Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened at room temp.
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4  teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
red and green decorative sugar

Here’s What to Do to Make Vanilla Butter Cookies

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection cream butter and sugar

Next, add the egg and vanilla and mix well.

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection add the egg and the vanilla

In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, and then slowly add it to the creamed mixture and mix well.

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection combine all ingredients in bowl

Drop by teaspoonfuls about 2″ apart onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper (this is a great way to keep the cookies from sticking to the baking sheet)!

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection drop onto cookie sheet

Sprinkle the cookies with the red and green decorative sugar.

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection add sprinkles to cookie dough then bake

Now put them in the oven and bake at 350° for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection remove from oven

Last, but not least, remove the finished cookies to wire racks to cool.

vanilla butter cookies finished cookies

After that all you need to do is enjoy!
Want to bring the holiday spirit into your home?

Head to your local Publix or HEB and check out the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection! In addition to the Send a Little Love™ Vanilla Biscotti scent, Glade® has several other cheerful scents including Be at Peace™ Balsam Fir & Juniper, Cherish the Present™ Apple Cinnamon, and Share the Spirit™ Pomegranate Sparkler™. Each of the scents are also available in Wax Melts, Plugins® Scented Oil, and Premium Room Spray, so you can fill every room in your house with the holiday spirit! You can find them on the same aisle as air fresheners, however, some stores have the collection in a special display or on an end cap.

vanilla butter cookies Glade Winter collection at Publix

Which scent from the Glade® Limited Edition Winter Collection is your favorite? I’d love to know!


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Friday 15th of December 2017

AFTER the butter and sugar have been creamed .the instruction say add egg and vanilla DO you stir the egg and vanilla, before the flour mixture is added?

Alaina Bullock

Monday 18th of December 2017

Hi Rena, Yes, thank you for pointing that out! I am going to correct it now. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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