German Vanilla Sugar (Vanillezucker)

Total Time
72hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 72 hrs

Vanilla sugar is often used in German baking. It can be used in a recipe as well as give the final touches to cakes, pies and cookies. This recipe is simple to prepare and is great to have on hand when needed.


  1. Place sugar in a 1-2 quart glass jar that has a tight fitting scew-on lid.
  2. Cut vanilla bean so it fits into jar and push it down into the sugar.
  3. Place lit tightly on jar and allow to sit for at least 3 day before using.
  4. ~NOTE~ This will keep for a very long time. As you use the sugar, you can replace it. The vanilla bean will be good as long as it is fragrant.
Most Helpful

This was a great recipe. I like to add it to my coffee, even tea as well. I used this instead of regular sugar in my Cowboy cookies... very tasty. Followed exactly as directed. And now I have a new item to add to Christmas baskets.. Thanks for posting a WINNING and simple recipe!!!

WyomingMoonDust June 04, 2008

This is really, really good. Usually I fill half the container with caster sugar before adding my whole vanilla bean, then I top it off with more sugar. I set it aside for at least 7 days before I start using it. Thanks for posting this recipe! :)

vintagenovelty June 30, 2007