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Cake-like vanilla cookie cut in half showing the inside.
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5 from 12 votes

My Grandma’s Cake Like Vanilla Cookies

You should try this yummy vanilla cookie recipe if you love puffy, cakey cookies! No chilling required!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 11 cookies
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Meymi


  • 420 g (3 cups) all-purpose flour (dip and sweep)*
  • 210 g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 125 g (½ cup) yogurt, at room temperature
  • 90 g (¼ cup and 2 and ½ tablespoons) olive oil
  • 90 g (¼ cup and 2 and ½ tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 10 g (2 and ½ teaspoons) baking powder


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F(165C°). Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter over medium heat until it is halfway melted. Take it from the heat and stir until it is all melted. Set aside.
  • Mix the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Put the eggs and sugar in a big bowl and whisk for 15 seconds or so until combined.
  • Add the yogurt and mix well.
  • Add the olive oil, melted butter, vanilla and mix well until all totally combined.
  • Finally add the flour to the wet mixture in 3 batches and mix until totally incorparated.
  • Using a big ice cream scoop, take big pieces (even more than a big ice cream scoop can take-90 grams)of the dough and roll them into balls. Alternatively, you can divide the dough equally into 11 pieces and roll each into a ball. Then place them on the baking sheet. Leave enough space between the balls-about 2 inches(5cm).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to completely cool.


*You can click here for dip and sweep method if you use cup measurements.
How to Store Cookies: You can keep in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week, or in the freezer up to 3 months. You can thaw overnight in the fridge.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.


Calories: 355kcal