Vanilla Sugar Mittens Vanilla Sugar Mittens

Author: Canadian Living

Decorate these with Cookie Glaze for Mittens or Royal Icing for Cookies, if you like, and sprinkle with candies, sugar crystals or sprinkles.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010


  • 3/4 cups salted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (or 1 tsp/5 mL vanilla)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; set aside.

Slit vanilla bean lengthwise. Lay, cut side up, on board; scrape out seeds and mash seeds into butter mixture. Beat in egg.

In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions, stirring after each. Divide in half and flatten into discs; wrap each and refrigerate for 1 hour.

On lightly floured surface, roll out each disc to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 3-inch (8 cm) mitten-shaped cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden on bottoms and edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 1 minute; transfer to racks and let cool completely.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 45 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 89.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g


  • Iron 3.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
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