Clu's New Favorite Cookie: The Chewy Vanilla Bean Wafer Cookie
Posted by smith 10 years ago
12 oz. unsalted butter at room temperature  
2 and 1/2 c. sugar  
Seeds from 2 vanilla beans (or 3 tsp pure vanilla extract)  
4 large eggs at room temperature  
3 cups all-purpose flour (13 and 1/2 oz.)  
1 tsp salt  
1/2 tsp baking powder  
Heat oven to 375. Position racks in upper and lower thirds for two trays at a time. Line two cookie sheets with silpat or parchment paper.  
Using a hand mixer on medium, blend butter until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla seeds, beat on medium until sandy and well-combined. Add eggs, blend until creamy and smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking powder, then add to wet mixture. Beat on medium until just blended.  
Drop in 1 tbsp heaps onto prepared cookie sheet. (Use a cookie scoop or two spoons). Space three inches apart. Bake for seven minutes and then rotate pans front to back and top to bottom. Bake another seven to eight minutes. Place cookie sheet on cooling rack and let cool on sheet for five minutes then transfer to cooling rack.  
Enjoy with cold milk.
bear: keep the recipes coming, I know I will find something I want to make
ultrafastx: I expect you to have these when we're in town at Christmas. =)
smith: When are you going to be here? Depending on how early/late in the season, I will have a range of goodies. Of course, there's always new years eve, right?
ultrafastx: We haven't made firm plans yet, but Christmas is with my folks this year. Everything else probably depends on honeydew's schedule.