Double Vanilla Delights

Double Vanilla Delights

Course Cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 vanilla bean or 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling


  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Slice open vanilla bean and scrape with a sharp knife. Put seeds into a bowl.
  • Add butter to seeds (or extract) and beat until creamy.
  • Add sugar, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and egg. Beat until well mixed.
  • Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Beat until well mixed.
  • Place additional sugar for rolling in a bowl.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in sugar.
  • Place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
  • Cool completely


  • Combine cream, butter, vanilla extract and 2 cups powdered sugar into a bowl and beat until combined. Add additional whipping cream if needed to get a good spreading consistency.
  • Frost cooled cookies


Recipe adapted from Land O Lakes.