I have found many recipes that require vanilla beans, but nothing that really striked my fancy. I have found vanilla sugar, vanilla bean cheesecake, vanilla extract, and vanilla cupcakes. I figured all that could wait until I found some cheap beans.
But when I saw the recipe for Tahitian Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies I knew I need to buy beans and make these ASAP! I love love vanilla, and these cookies looked like heaven. Adam and I were at the grocery store last week so I looked at beans, there was 2 beans in a jar for $9.95. I couldn’t justify paying that right now. So I got home and posted on the nest about vanilla beans and someone directed me to this site, I couldn’t of been more happy with the service! I ordered 20 long beans for $6 on Friday morning around 7am, my beans were shipped by 10am and arrived at my house yesterday. If your looking for vanilla beans I highly reccomend this company.
I look forward to sharing MANY vanilla bean recipes with you in the future, for now the cookies
These cookies made my house smell awesome, and they have GREAT flavor, I think I ate one too many as I have a tummy ache They are SOOO good!
Tahitian Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies (From: Culinary Concoctions by Peabody)
- 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- 3 Tahitian vanilla beans, split and seeds scraped out
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp cream of tarter
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- coarse sugar for decoration
In an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Add in the vanilla bean seeds and beat for another 30 seconds.
Add in egg and beat until thoroughly incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for another 30 seconds.
Sift together flour, cream of tarter and salt. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until incorporated.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet. Using the bottom of a drinking glass(you may want to grease it to avoid sticking) press down to make cookie flat. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake at 350F for 8-9 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes and them move to wire rack to completely cool.
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