An easy recipe, but not a favorite! Honestly, there was not enough butter!!!! I was a little disappointed, but I guess the French can’t be good at everything!
Makes between 40-50 cookies
1 3/4 sticks butter, softened
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 Tablespoon egg yolk (about 1 yolk)
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
Beat the butter and confectioners’ sugar together in a mixing bowl.
Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla seeds.
Sift in the flour and stir to make a smooth dough.
Divide the dough in half and shape into 2 12″ logs. Cover in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours.
Sprinkle the granulated sugar on a work surface and roll the logs over it until coated.
Cut in 1/2″ slices and lay on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes until golden. Transfer to a cooling rack.
Recipe taken from the cookbook, French Patisserie by Ferrandi