Recipes and Cooking Vanilla Polka Dots Cookies Be the first to rate & review! Swedish pearl sugar gives these vanilla sugar cookies a pretty polka dot pattern. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on September 15, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 16 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 19 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅓ 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 Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place pearl sugar in a small bowl. 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. 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 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 95 Calories 5g Fat 12g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.