My parents recently visited Mexico and were nice enough to bring me back a bottle of tequila (in the coolest bottle ever!) and mexican vanilla.
After giving the vanilla a whiff I couldn’t wait to use it. It smelled different that any vanilla I’ve had.
The aroma was intoxicating and really warm, and comforting. And almost creamy in comparison to the madagascar vanilla I made for Christmas.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with vanilla first. So I brought it down to South Carolina with me. I figured I would want to bake something over spring break anyways.
A day or two into break the boyfriend asked if there was anything sweet in the house, I said no but that I would make something. He suggested chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate chip cookies it was.
I was excited to try the vanilla in a classic cookie like this. I figured it would be easier to tell the difference from the vanilla I usually use.
The recipe I used is from Alice at Savory Sweet Life.
It’s so good you don’t even need a mixer. It had been awhile since I made a batch of cookies by hand, but it was a good workout.
When was the last time you whipped up a batch of cookies?