Spice-Scented Holiday Cotton Candy Recipe

Infusing plain granulated sugar with cardamom, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon and orange rind dresses up this carnival favorite for the holidays.

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10 cardamom pods
10-15 black peppercorns
Orange peel from a navel orange
Whole vanilla bean
Cinnamon stick
1 cup granulated sugar
Edible glitter
Paper cotton candy cones


1. Place everything in a jar and shake to mix. Let sit for up to a week to allow sugar to infuse.
2. Right before your party or event, heat up your cotton candy machine for 10 minutes. Stop the machine, and once it has stopped spinning, add one tablespoon of your spiced sugar.
3. Twirl the cotton candy onto the cone and then sprinkle with edible glitter. Serve immediately.

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