Vanilla Bean Christmas Cookies

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 Vanilla bean christmas cookie

I have been making these cookies for years.  I am not sure where the original recipe came from. I have add a few of my own touches to make them even better.  These are soft and light.  They make the perfect “Sugar Cookie”.

6 Cups flour
2 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tsp salt
1 Cup Butter, softened
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Tsp Vanilla Bean Powder
1 Cup Sour Cream

Cream sugar and butter together.  Add eggs, Vanilla Bean Powder and sour cream.  Once nice and creamy add the Baking Soda, Salt.  Add the flour gradually, Makes a stiff batter, may have to finish mixing with hands if your mixer is not up to the task.  In small batches, roll out dough 1/4 inch thick and use your favorite cookie cutter. Place on un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 min  at 325 degrees. Remove from oven when edges start to brown.  Cool and frost.

* This makes a lot!  Recipe can easily be halfed.

I used a simple glaze for the frosting.  Check out this recipe from Cleverly Simple.

Free Printable Recipe Card Below.

Vanilla Bean Christmas Cookie Recipe.


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