YIELD: serves 3-4

ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Basic Cookie Dough

Ingredients for Vanilla Cookies

1 stick butter (115 gr)

1 egg

1/2 cup sugar 

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

Hazelnut Cookies

Add 2/3 cup hazelnuts cut in half

Cranberry Cookies

Add 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add 1/2 cup of Chocolate Chips 


  1. Preheat the oven to 390oF.
  2. Line parchment paper in a baking sheet.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat all the ingredients for vanilla cookies.
  4. If you are making the other three versions of cookies add the extra ingredients and mix with a spatula. 
  5. Roll the dough into about 12-14 balls and place on the baking sheet. Flatten the balls sightly and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden.