Extracts and Flavoring Recipes

Ever wonder how you'll use an entire bottle of vanilla extract? Look no further. Find all the recipes that use anything from rose water to peppermint extract to orange oil.

Staff Picks

Creamsicle® Cheesecake

Rating: 4.69 stars
This fabulous cheesecake will remind you of Mayfield® creamsicle ice cream with every bite you take! I love it!

Beghrir (Moroccan Pancakes)

Rating: 4.35 stars
Moroccan pancakes are served with honey-butter sauce. Best during Ramadan for breaking the fast or pre-dawn, but certainly great anytime.

The Best Mint Chocolate Cookies

Rating: 4.13 stars
Tender cookies with milk chocolate chips and peppermint extract.

Anise Biscotti

Rating: 4.74 stars
Delicious, with a hint of licorice flavor. You can store these in an airtight container for over a month.

Maple Icing

Rating: 4.73 stars
A delicious, easy-to-make maple frosting, great on white cakes.

Egyptian Rose Leaves

Rating: 4.33 stars
These make a lovely cookie for Valentine's Day. NOTE: Rose water is not strong enough flavoring. Be sure to use rose fluid, available from many drugstores. You can use rose water, but you will have to double the amount.

Almond Paste

Rating: 4.33 stars
This recipe is for those of you who wish to make your own almond paste. I prefer making my own. When I feel lazy, I purchase it in specialty stores. Rose water can be substituted for the almond extract, and can be purchased in Middle Eastern stores, or maybe even health food stores.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

Rating: 4.41 stars
A delicious and easy poppy seed bread made from scratch.

Pretty Chicken Marinade

Rating: 4.66 stars
This is a great chicken marinade! Allow chicken to marinate for no longer than 4 hours, because the lemon juice will begin to cook the chicken. When grilled, the chicken turns a beautiful caramel color, which makes great presentation. This is my fiance's favorite chicken.

Best Brownies

Rating: 4.53 stars
These brownies always turn out!

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Rating: 4.46 stars
After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Vanilla Extract

"Came out great! It was a long six months, but now I have a few gifts for the cooks in my family." – chef of the house

Layali Libnan (Lebanese nights)

"So good! I make the rosewater (I just put an oversized lid on top of the boiling rose petals and let the steam condense and drip into a container)." – Kalynn Sinnamon

How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.53 stars

Vanilla is the king of ice cream flavors. This version without eggs ('American' or 'Philadelphia-style') has a brighter, more pronounced vanilla flavor.