3 c. AP flour
3/4 c. (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter, cold
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. baking soda
1 c. heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. Nielsen Massey vanilla sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a half-sheet pan with a Silpat - set aside. In a large bowl place flour and butter cubes. Using your fingers, smash the cubes in your hands to break the cubes up. Add the sugar, vanilla bean paste, salt and baking soda - mixing with your hands to incorporate. In a small bowl whisk the egg and cream together with a fork, then pour in to dry ingredients. Use one hand to stir the ingredients together, leaving your other hand clean. Gently turn the mixture, kneading it together until the ingredients all come together which will take 2-3 minutes - the bowl will come clean.
Place dough ball on Silpat and gently press down to form a circular shape that is roughly 1.5"-2" thick. Brush with cream and sprinkle with vanilla sugar. Gently cut into eight wedges and rearrange on Silpat to allow for expanding during baking. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!