Vanilla Sugar Recipe -
Vanilla Sugar Recipe
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Vanilla Sugar

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"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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    5 mins

    7 days 5 mins


  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.
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Nov 18, 2009

Very good! Easy to make

May 26, 2010

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


7 Ratings

Jan 25, 2011

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

Oct 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.

Jul 11, 2015

Really Kelly C? How rude! I thought it was pretty good since it taught me something I didn't know. As the saying goes, "If you can't say something nice.....".

Jan 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!

Aug 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! :)


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  • Calories
  • 17 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 0 mg
  • 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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