I am not sure how this recipe came to be, but it has become a favorite, hopefully it will be a favorite of yours
1 cup butter
1 vanilla bean, scraped for seeds
1/2-cup, plus 1 ½- Tablespoon sugar
¼-cup pink peppercorn + 2 tsp granulated sugar
3 cup pastry flour, sifted
Powdered sugar for sifting on top
2-tablespoon whole peppercorn
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with baking spray
Coarsely grind the pepper in a coffee grinder(for to spice grinding only) with 1/2 a tsp of granulated sugar.
Beat the butter & sugar till creamy & soft.
With a wooden spoon mix in the pink peppercorn coarsely ground, vanilla seeds, and white chips. Gradually sift the flour in two batches and place the dough in a plastic bag, gently kneading the dough in together. Dust the counter top with flour and form a ball.
Chill for 30 minutes to an hour.
Flour the counter top, roll out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 ” thickness, and cut into favorite shapes.
Place cut –out cookies on the baking sheet, bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden brown. Sprinkle with whole peppercorns.
Cool on the rack for 3 minutes and while hot
Remove to a cookie rack to cool. Makes about 2-3 dozen 3″ cookies. Dust with powder sugar.