Question about baking - vanilla extract
I have a strange question.
I am making cookies now and it calls for a 1/2 tsp of Fiori di Sicilia. So I read I can sub 1/2 vanilla extract and 1/2 orange extract. I feel like that is a small amount of extract. I really love the smell of vanilla. So my question is.....in recipes can you add an extra 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract or will that throw off the whole recipe. I recently made vanilla,vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream and I felt like it didn't have enough vanilla taste in it to justify calling it a vanilla,vanilla cupcake. If I added a bit extract will it throw off the recipe completely.