We thank Alton Brown for this one. We followed it except for adding a whole lot more vanilla. We mixed vanilla paste in the sugar to make vanilla sugar.


  •  1/2 cup sugar (3.5 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla paste
  • 1 cup flour (about 7 ounces)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  •  1 tablespoon vanilla


Blend sugar and vanilla paste to incorporate well; set aside. Whisk and set aside flour baking powder and salt. Cream the butter and vanilla sugar by beating 2 minutes. Add egg and mix a half minute more. Add vanilla and milk and blend on low speed. Add flour mixture and mix on low just to incorporate and do not over mix. Chill the batter for 10 minutes before scooping with 100 scoop. or about 1 teasoon balls. Arrange  on greased sheet or parchment lined sheet. Bake in 350ºF oven for 15 -18 minutes–remove when evenly golden browned. Cool completely.


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