We all know that Vanilla Bean has such a rich and flavourful taste, and these cookies made with real vanilla bean are no exception. This was actually my first time using vanilla bean as an ingredient, and I must say that splitting the vanilla pod was not as easy as I imagined! Overall, I found these cookies to be very delicious and everybody loved them!
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean, scraped
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla extract, eggs, and seeds from vanilla bean.
Sift together the baking powder and flour, and add to the wet ingredients. Shape cookies into balls and place on a greased cooking sheet, flattening slightly with your palm. Bake for 8 minutes, allow to cool in the baking sheet for 1 minute, and transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 30 small sized cookies.