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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Ingredients

96
Original recipe yields 96 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

16.7 calories; 0 g protein; 4.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
Very good! Easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2009
Very good! Easy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
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 them into sugar. I then have vanilla sugar to use in baking or for adding to coffee/tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2010
Very yummy good use of the beans that I scraped for other recipes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Incredibly good - and people are really impressed when vanilla sugar is offer for their coffee! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
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 with calorie vanilla coffee creamers. I just add a splash of milk with a spoonful. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2012
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 taste like vanilla and it smells wonderful! Great use of a leftover vanilla bean. Thanks for the recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2017
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2016
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
Love the idea of this. It seems like it could be made with stevia or Splenda instead. Has anyone tried it? Read More