Holiday Baking with Heilala Vanilla

December is here, but my Holiday baking season began Mid-November.

Whether it was Bourbon Candied Glazed Pecans,, Cranberry Walnut Rum Fudge or Southern Brown Sugar Shortbread Pecan Pie Bars

bourbon glazed candied pecans


I’ve been baking and recipe testing up a storm.

My friend, Stephanie aka Queen Scarlett emailed a few of us and asked if we’d be interested in trying out some Vanilla products from Heilala Vanilla.  Y’all may not know this, but when it comes to baking, I’m a bit of an ingredient snob.  You absolutely have to use top quality ingredients in order to turn out delicious, mouth watering baked goods.   After reading a bit about them, and Steph swearing that their vanilla was amazing – I signed on and got all kinds of giddy when I received Vanilla Extract, Vanilla Bean Paste (my favorite), Vanilla Sugar and Vanilla Syrup!  I’m completely out of my Vanilla extract and the vanilla bean paste.

I sprinkled our most recent batch of Pumpkin Pie Doughnut Muffins with the Vanilla Sugar and it was perfection.

Steph used hers to make this delectable Coconut Cream Cake

coconut cream cake



Lindsey made these mouthwatering Double Vanilla Sable Cookies

double vanilla sable cookies


My other girl Steph made this Malted Vanilla Ice Cream that sounds absolutely amazing

malted vanilla ice cream


This coming week, I’ll share the Southern Brown Sugar Shortbread Pecan Pie Bar recipe with y’all… but for now I want to share a giveaway with y’all!

Heilala wants to give one of y’all their Ultimate Vanilla Baker’s Pack valued at over $100!! #HeilalaHolidays.

Baker's Ultimate Vanilla Gift Pack from Heilala


Included in this Ultimate Vanilla Baker’s Gift Pack is:

  •  100 ml Heilala Vanilla paste
  • 100 ml  Heilala Vanilla extract
  • 330 gm  Heilala Vanilla infused sugar
  • 250 ml Heilala Vanilla syrup
  • Tube of 2 Heilala Vanilla beans
  • Heilala Vanilla tea towel
  • Heilala Vanilla recipe book

You can enter to win on each of our sites!  That gives you MULTIPLE opportunities to win!

You can enter to win on my blog by using the handy Rafflecopter Entry Form below!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


I want to say a huge thanks to Heilala Vanilla for sponsoring this #HeilalaHolidays giveaway.  I received product to try and use in my Holiday Baking, but did not receive monetary compensation.

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  1. My daughter and I love to make mint spiral cookies for Christmas, right after we bake pumpkin bread and cranberry bread!

  2. I have so many, I can’t decide! I like to make chocolate peanut clusters in the crockpot and sugar cookies are always a must!

  3. Cookies! I love to make cookies at the holidays, peanut blossoms, spritz cookies, shortbreads, any kind of cookie!!

  4. I use vanilla bean paste and vanilla sugar a lot at Christmas so those would be the products I’d open and try first.

  5. I’m entering for my 12 year old aspiring baker.

    “My favorite holiday baking is linzer tortes or linzer cookies. They are beautiful and feel special. And they taste like Christmas.”

    He has been working for about a year to learn new kitchen tricks. He’d love a chance to work with top notch ingredients like this. Thanks for the opportunity.

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