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Updated: Mar 9, 2022

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Number 1: Mexican Vanilla

If I had to sell my soul for one thing, it might be this vanilla. If you know me, you're probably tired of hearing about it, but I'm sorry. It's just that good. If you are still buying your vanilla from Walmart, STOP! Mexican vanilla is so much more concentrated and packs huge flavor into your baked goods. You can smell the difference between high-quality vanilla and the cheap junk you used to buy (even I was guilty of buying cheap vanilla before I saw the light).

Here are my top two brands of Mexican Vanilla and links of where you can find them.

My all-time, absolute favorite vanilla is: Usumacinta Amber Mexican Vanilla Blend.

This vanilla has the best flavor and doesn't change the texture of your cookie dough. However, this one is the most expensive of the two vanilla brands. You can find this vanilla on Amazon here:

My second favorite vanilla brand is: Danncy's Pure Vanilla.

This vanilla is less concentrated (so if you put too much in it starts to change your dough). Yes, I have a problem with putting too much vanilla in. This brand is usually the cheaper of the two. (Note: this vanilla has more of a cinnamon undertone. It won't make your cookies taste like cinnamon, but if you hate cinnamon, I'd suggest going with Usumacinta. You can find this vanilla on Amazon here: