This week Sarah baked us a big batch of Vanilla Bean Cookies. If you are after a plain, crisp cookie, then these will fit the bill. They are lovely and light, and the vanilla bean paste gives them a delicious vanilla taste. They are particularly good served warm from the oven. They also freeze well.
1 3/4 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- Preheat oven to 175 degrees C (350 F).
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Mix butter and sugar in the mix-master on medium high speed until pale and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and paste, Mix until smooth. Reduce speed to low and gradually mix in flour.
- Using a 1 inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with baking paper. Bake until golden and just set, approx 8 - 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Makes: Approx 30 cookies.
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