Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies

To make vanilla sugar, mix sugar and a vanilla bean, cut in half. Place in an airtight container and set aside for three days before using. The fragrant sugar is worth the wait!

Makes: 48 cookiesHands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups vanilla sugar
  • 3 Tahitian or Madagascar vanilla beans
  • 1¼ cups unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Cream butter and 1¼ cups vanilla sugar until fluffy. Cut vanilla beans lengthwise and scrape seeds and pulp into mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until completely blended.
  • Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Form into balls; roll balls in remaining vanilla sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets. Flatten gently with a press or glass dipped in vanilla sugar.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden. Cool.

Recipe Information

Makes: 48 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2¼ cups vanilla sugar
  • 3 Tahitian or Madagascar vanilla beans
  • 1¼ cups unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. cream of tartar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • Cream butter and 1¼ cups vanilla sugar until fluffy. Cut vanilla beans lengthwise and scrape seeds and pulp into mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla extract; beat until completely blended.
  • Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Form into balls; roll balls in remaining vanilla sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets. Flatten gently with a press or glass dipped in vanilla sugar.
  • Bake 8–10 minutes, or until edges start to turn golden. Cool.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories80
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium15mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars4g
Protein1g