Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Vanilla Malted Cookies

Vanilla Malted Cookies (Adapted from Martha Stewart)

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup plain malted-milk powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons (1 cup or 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped and reserved
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, malted-milk powder, baking powder and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until creamy. Mix in granulated sugar and vanilla seeds. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended, scraping down the sides as needed. Add dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Scoop dough into a sturdy pastry bag fitted with a large star tip. Onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, pipe cookie dough into 2 1/2" about 1" inch apart.

Place into the oven and bake until the edges of the cookies are golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 72 cookies.

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  1. These cookies look yummy! I love vanilla and am always looking for new non-chocolate cookies for my Christmas tray. (It sounds hard to believe, but I am friends with people who don't like chocolate. I was raised not to judge people.)

    Would love to try this recipe, but I don't have any vanilla beans -- I do have some vanilla bean paste. Do you think I could just bump up the vanilla to 1 teaspoon?

    Love all of your recipes and desperately want to try your pizza dough!


  2. Hi Honey - If you have the paste, go ahead and use that!