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Donna's Vanilla Bean Cookies

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“Found in Dierberg's Holiday Idea Book. Originally from Donna Middleton.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
48
YIELD:
48 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In large mixer bowl, beat the 1 1/2 cups sugar and butter at medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Use tip of knife to scrape seeds into mixture.
  5. Add vanilla extract. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until just combined.
  6. Place granulated sugar in small bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls, each about a tablespoon.
  7. Place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake in oven until set but very light in color, about 8 to 10 minutes. (Do not bake until golden brown or cookies will not be soft and chewy.).
  8. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight container.

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