Vanilla Bean Cookies

Using real vanilla beans to flavour the sugar for these cookies are a great treat.  Store the left over sugar in an airtight container and safe for sprinkling on desserts, toast or in your coffee for a burst of vanilla.

Yields 3 dozen

Vanilla Bean Cookies
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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder.
  4. Carefully combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. In a shallow bowl place the 1/2 cup sugar. Scrape the vanilla seeds from each bean pod and using your fingers mix into the sugar.
  6. Roll the dough into 1" sized balls. Roll each in the vanilla sugar and place on prepared pans. Using a fork press down the dough.
  7. Bake until just turning brown 8-10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.
Recipe Type: Dessert


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