The other night I headed to the kitchen to make some chocolate chip cookies. When I opened the cabinet I realized we were out of brown sugar. The horror. How could I possibly let that happen when one never knows when the chocolate chip cookie craving will strike? So I decided on sugar cookies. But plain old sugar cookies? How... vanilla. So I kept shoving stuff around in that cabinet until I found 2 beautiful vanilla beans. These cookies were the result. While not as fantastic as chocolate chip (in my book), they were a nice change. They are light and crisp, but do have a little chewy bite when still warm, or sliced thick and slightly under baked.
These would be great Valentine's Day cookies if you have the patience to roll the dough and use cookie cutters. If not, just roll the logs in pink or red sanding sugar before slicing. I tried using just a bit of pink sugar with the regular sugar, and that didn't work out well as you can see.
|I must admit, I thought this dough was even tastier than the baked cookies.|
Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies