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Sugared Vanilla Butter Cookies

Sugared Vanilla Butter Cookies

 These cookies are hands down, the best cut-out cookies, whether they’re for the holidays or the 4th of July!  They’re especially interesting with Tahitian vanilla extract as the flavor carries through nicely. I personally prefer them with a light sprinkle of flavored sugar instead of being frosted.

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Sugared Vanilla Butter Cookies

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Instructions

  1. In a large bowl cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the beaten yolks, and vanilla and beat thoroughly.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, blending well after each addition.
  3. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate overnight or place in freezer for about 30 minutes.
  4. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or spray lightly with baking oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Place dough between 2 pieces of wax paper or on lightly floured board, and roll to a thickness of slightly less than 1/4 inch. Using a cutter, stencil, or inverted glass, cut cookies and transfer to baking sheets.
  6. Brush cookies lightly with milk and then sprinkle with Rain’s Choice Vanilla Sugar or Cinnamon Spice Vanilla Sugar.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Place pans on cooling racks for about 5 minutes, then carefully remove cookies. Allow cookies to cool thoroughly before serving. Place cookies in an airtight tin or jar until ready to serve. This recipe makes between three and four dozen cookies, depending on cookie cutter size.

Notes

The cookies will sparkle with the sugar on top.

 

 
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is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.

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