Vanilla-Bean Sugar Cookies

Vanilla-Bean Sugar Cookies
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  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together butter, shortening, and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. With a knife halve vanilla beans lengthwise. Scrape seeds into butter mixture and beat in egg and vanilla extract until combined well. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into mixture and ...

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