Rating: 3 stars
8 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 3
  • 8 Ratings

Shredded orange peel gives these puffy cookies a zesty punch of citrus. Baked for just 12 minutes and rolled in vanilla sugar, they're a sweet and simple treat for any occasion.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

bake:
12 mins at 350°per batch
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
about 36 cookies
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Orange-Kissed Vanilla Bean Pillows

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor combine flour, powdered sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cover and process until combined.

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  • Using the tip of a small sharp knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Add vanilla seeds and orange peel to flour mixture; add butter. Cover and process with several on/off pulses until mixture starts to cling, stopping once to scrape sides of bowl. Gather mixture into a ball.

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  • Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

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  • Bake about 12 minutes or just until edges start to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack; cool for 5 minutes.

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  • Place Vanilla Sugar in a small bowl. Roll warm cookies in Vanilla Sugar to coat. Cool completely on wire rack.

To Store:

Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (Orange-Kissed Vanilla Bean Pillows)

80 calories; total fat 5g; saturated fat 3g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 1g; cholesterol 14mg; sodium 61mg; potassium 7mg; carbohydrates 8g; fiber 0g; sugar 3g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 158IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 10mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 4mg; iron 0mg.

Vanilla Sugar

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  • Fill a clean and sterilized 1-quart jar with sugar. Using a sharp paring knife, slit vanilla bean lengthwise. Insert both halves into sugar, making sure all of the bean is covered with sugar. Secure lid and store in a cool dry place for 2 weeks before using. (Will keep indefinitely.)

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Quick Vanilla Sugar:

Using a small sharp knife, split 1 vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using the tip of the knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean. Working in batches, in a food processor combine 4 cups sugar and vanilla seeds. Cover and process until combined. Transfer to a sterilized 1-quart jar; secure lid. Store in a cool dry place indefinitely.

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Reviews

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3