The tiny flecks of vanilla bean make a bare cookie so beautiful to look at. This recipe is straight to my heart, double vanilla with a whole vanilla bean and vanilla extract. These are soft, delicious and full of flavor.
I highly recommend using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment when making my cut-out cookie recipes but if you only have a hand mixer, get ready to put your arm muscles to the test. You will have to combine the dough together by wooden spoon or the dough will not come together easily.