I first learned about making your own vanilla extract last summer, and ever since then, I've slowly been accumulating empty jars so I can make it! It is totally easy, and I'm excited about packaging up my homemade vanilla to give at Christmastime.
Next: get yourself some empty jars. I saved my pasta jars for the past several months. Anything that seals well will do.
Seal the jars, and place in a cool, dark spot for about 2 months. Shake them periodically to distribute the vanilla, and in 2 months, you will be ready to package up the vanilla to give away, or use in your favorite chocolate chip cookies :)
Recipe Source: Joy the Baker