About Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer is the self-taught baker, photographer, and blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Blog. She lives in Minnesota. @sarah_kieffer

Vanilla bean sables in a lined basket

Vanilla Bean Sablés

These vanilla bean sables are everything you want in a cookie: tender, buttery crumb and the sweet seduction of vanilla.

Morning buns on small white plates, on a table with a coffee pot, a cream pitcher, and a coffee cup.

Morning Buns

Buttery, cinnamon and orange flavored, and rolled in sugar, these fluffy buns are a serious reason to get out of bed. Get ready to fall in love!

Four pumpkin swirl cheesecake bars on a white surface.

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin pie. Cheesecake. And no, that’s not a choice you have to make. You get both. You’re welcome. (New Thanksgiving tradition, anyone?)

A glass jar filled with soft chocolate chip cookies.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Because some things don’t change. Including the lure of old-fashioned, uncomplicated, chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges and soft centers.