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Vanilla Sugar

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"A lot of European cookie recipes use vanilla sugar in place of vanilla extract. My mother would make a large canister in August in preparation for her cookie baking season (between Thanksgiving and the beginning of the Christmas holidays)."
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7 d 5 m servings 17
Original recipe yields 96 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Pour the sugar into an airtight container. If the vanilla bean is whole, slice it halfway through the long way, open up the bean, and use a spoon or kitchen knife to scrape out the black gooey specks. Stir the specks into the sugar, and bury the bean pod in the sugar. Cover the jar and let stand for at least 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 17 calories; 0 4.3 0 0 0 Full nutrition

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Very good! Easy to make

Very yummy, good use of the beans that I scraped for other recipes.

I make my own vanilla extract and this is a great way to use the vanilla beans a second time. Once I take the vanilla beans out of the vodka I allow the beans to air dry overnight and then throw...

Incredibly good - and people are really impressed when vanilla sugar is offer for their coffee!

A good alternative to some vanilla beans I had in my cubbard. I use it in recipes that call for vanilla extract and sugar. I use it in my coffee because it's a nice lean alternative to loaded wi...

This beats store-bought vanilla sugar. I made these as gifts and kept one for myself. I don’t really care for vanilla and still loved it in my coffee. :-) Thank you for the recipe.

Quick to put together. Placed in cute little jars tied off with string and added a spoon. Made a great neighbor gift for Christmas. Will be making again.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with this sugar, but I had a vanilla bean I'd mostly scraped out for some vanilla ice cream, so I thought I'd give this a try. After a week, it really does t...

Love the idea of this. It seems like it could be made with stevia or Splenda instead. Has anyone tried it?