I wanted to make a vanilla based cookie so that I could throw in a little of my fiori di Sicilia, which I splurged on from King Arthur Flour in my last order...
Enter King Arthur Flour's Vanilla Dreams. Yum.
It's not in the recipe, but I added 1/8 tsp of the fiori di Sicilia, and it adds a little je ne sais qua.
I also wanted them to be pretty, so I used my meat tenderizer dipped in sugar to give them a waffled look. Really fun!