Vanilla Wreath Cookies

Vanilla Wreath Cookies
Vanilla Wreath Cookies
This buttery, vanilla-bean-flecked cookie batter is scraped into a piping bag and can be formed into wreaths, bows, or any shape your holiday heart desires. Get the recipe for Vanilla Wreath Cookies »Anders Schonnemann

This buttery, vanilla-bean flecked cookie batter is scraped into a piping bag and can be formed into wreaths, bows, or any shape your holiday heart desires.

Vanilla Wreath Cookies
This buttery, vanilla-bean-flecked cookie batter is scraped into a piping bag and can be formed into wreaths, bows, or any shape your holiday heart desires.
Yield: makes 4 dozen
Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7 oz.) sugar
  • 12 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
  • 2 cups (9 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 14 cup whole milk, at room temperature
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350°. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla seeds until fluffy. Add flour, milk, and salt; beat on low speed until just combined. Scrape the dough into a cloth piping bag fitted with a 12-inch star tip and pipe 2 12-inch pretzel shapes onto baking sheets. Bake until lightly golden on the bottom, about 16 minutes.