Last week, I received these fresh vanilla beans as a gift from Nicole, a reader all the way in Madagascar!
I resisted the urge to bake thirty batches of the ultimate vanilla frosting, and instead decided to make some simple holiday gifts, because well, tis the season!
These vanilla sugar jars are ridiculously easy to make and practically last forever. They’re perfect for foodie gifts and look super cute when tied up with ribbons and fun fabric!
I love a sprinkle of vanilla sugar in my morning cup of tea, and it adds a little a little somethin-somethin’ to lattes and cappuccinos, too.
Try it sprinkled on gingerbread cookie dough right before baking!
And, all you do to make this special special sugar is just add a vanilla bean or two in a jar along regular granulated sugar.
Done and done.
You don’t have to make such a big jar as me, either. I like the idea of using recycled spice jars for this! Just grab some holiday ribbon and go to it. I get the majority of my ribbons and fabrics from Beverly’s.
Makes me wish I knew how to sew.
And, if vanilla sugar ain’t your thing, you can always give the gift of a gumdrop tree.
it’s the gift that keeps on giving.