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Vanilla Bean Cookies


These cookies were shared on our forum. A vanilla bean cookie recipe with almonds and butter.


  • 1 lb. unsalted butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 c. finely ground blanched almonds
  • 3 c. sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 c. sifted confectioners' sugar


Cream butter until light; gradually add sugar. Add finely ground almonds and flour and mix thoroughly. Chill dough for several hours. Pinch off bits of dough about the size of walnut. Place on ungreased baking sheet and press each with bottom of glass until about 2 inches in diameter. Bake at 325° for 12 minutes or until cookies are pale beige. Meanwhile, cut vanilla bean in half and scrape. Mix with the sifted confectioners' sugar. Sift lightly over warm cookies. Makes 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

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