Vanilla Recipes

Whether your pantry is stocked with extract, beans or paste, these recipes with vanilla let this classic flavor shine. Use it in baked goods and savory foods, too.

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Giant Cinnamon Rolls

As a young newlywed, I thought I'd take it upon myself to make cinnamon rolls because I thought that was the hallmark of a good baker. The rolls were dense like hockey pucks and somewhat flavorless. Our dear black lab Annie wouldn't even eat one. I practiced for a couple of months and entered a contest at the Iowa State Fair, and I won! —Cristen Clark, FoodandSwine.com

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Best Vanilla Cake

There's a reason this vanilla cake recipe is the best. Adding creamy vanilla bean paste into the moist, rich cake...


Mexican Chocolate Oat Cookies

Colleen Delawder of Herndon, Virginia takes oatmeal cookies to a new level with Mexican chocolate. We added spicy chocolate cinnamon...


Vanilla Popcorn

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond...


Holiday Sugar Cookies

I add a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three...

Frosted Eggnog Logs

Holiday hostess Robin Olson from Gaithersburg, Maryland looks forward to finding a trayful of these sweet and spicy treats at...


Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake

This decadent angel food cake has a secret tunnel of Amaretto-and-chocolate-flavored whipped cream and a luscious chocolate glaze. It's sure...

Vanilla Crescents

These cookies are especially cozy at Christmastime, but are wonderful all year long. Try them dipped into hot tea or...


Chocolate-Covered Cherry Parfaits

If you're a fan of the sweet-tart combination of chocolate covered cherries, you'll be first in line to indulge in...


Vanilla-Almond Coffee

This recipe is perfect for any coffee lover. Instead of buying flavored coffees, I make my own using flavored extracts...


Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These chewy chocolate cookies get a cozy kick from cinnamon and nutmeg. Oh, and the touch of rum in the...

Almond Bonbon Cookies

These bonbons remind me of England, with a touch of America. Dip cooled cookies into one frosting or each side...


Dipped Vanillas

"A touch of chocolate makes these classics stand out on the holiday cookie tray," Karen Bourne, field editor from Magrath,...


Vanilla Caramel Corn

This recipe gives a sweet and tasty twist to microwave popcorn. When I first tried it at a party, I...


Very Vanilla Slow-Cooker Cheesecake

Cinnamon and vanilla give this cheesecake so much flavor, and making it in the slow cooker creates a silky, smooth...


Rum Vanilla Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things—this jazzed-up version combines vanilla with rum to create a rich flavorful sauce...

Marshmallow Cream with Custard Sauce

This dessert has always been a favorite of my husband and children. The original recipe came from my great-grandmother and...


Mini Chocolate Chip Sandwich Cookies

I love baking cookies to give as gifts to my family and friends. I created this recipe for my annual...


Hoka Cheesecake

The Hoka Cheesecake, named for a beloved local theater, is pretty addicting. It's one of the first recipes I learned...


Vanilla Drizzle

Just three pantry ingredients give a special finish to coffee cakes or sweet muffins.—Mary Faulk, Cambridge, Wisconsin


Vanilla Cheesecake

To me, there is nothing better than a simple, elegant cheesecake where the vanilla takes center stage. And when I'm...


Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache

This recipe is the most recent cheesecake I gave to my mother for her birthday, and we all just loved...


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Best Ever Bread Pudding

The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked...


Fruit Salad with Vanilla

Peach pie filling is the secret ingredient in this crowd-pleasing salad. Make it throughout the year using whatever fruits are...

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Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...


Sunday Morning Coffee Cake

This tasty, old-fashioned coffee cake, with a cinnamon-sugar streusel topping, cuts nicely for company and your family will love it,...


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...


Dutch Honey Syrup

"I grew up on a farm where a big breakfast was an everyday occurrence," relates Kathy Scott of Hemingford, Nebraska....