A Spoonful of Sugar: Vanilla Bean Paste

I first heard about vanilla bean paste when I made these Valentine cookies from Shugary Sweets. I liked it and decided to try it in what is becoming my go-to recipe for adaptations, Sugar Cookies from The Pastry Queen. This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. I originally tried cutting the butter with avocados last summer. It was a hit with my friends, but I think I like this one better.

I just used an equal amount of vanilla bean paste, 4 teaspoons since I was doubling the recipe. See the flecks? That's from the vanilla bean in the paste. It gives the cookies a slight texture.

The Good: easy, delicious recipe. Vanilla bean paste was a good adaptation. Added texture and a slightly more intense vanilla taste.

The Bad: Nothing!

Summary: Vanilla bean paste is looking like a keeper!

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