Vanilla Polka Dots Cookies

Swedish pearl sugar gives these vanilla sugar cookies a pretty polka dot pattern.

Vanilla Polka Dot Cookie
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • cup pearl sugar (Swedish sugar)

  • ¼ recipe Vanilla Cookie Dough

Vanilla Cookie Dough Base

  • 1 pound butter, cut into chunks and softened

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place pearl sugar in a small bowl.

  2. Shape rounded teaspoons of dough into 1 1/4-inch balls (or use a small cookie scoop). Roll in the pearl sugar to coat. Arrange 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Gently press each ball of dough with the bottom of a small glass.

  3. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Remove and cool on wire racks.

Vanilla Cookie Dough Base

  1. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed 30 seconds. Add sugar and salt; beat on medium speed 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add egg whites and vanilla; beat until combined. Gradually add flour, beating until combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
5g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 19
Calories 95
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Folate, total 12.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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