Baking Breads & Desserts

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      Sugar Cookies

      153 reviews

      This sugar cookie dates back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! Her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with...


      Scottish Shortbread

      68 reviews

      Scottish settlers first came to this area over 150 years ago. My mother herself was Scottish, and—as with most of...


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      How to Make Magic Bars + Twists on the Classic Recipe

      Whether you call them magic bars, seven-layer bars or Hello Dolly bars, we know that this super simple dessert is...


      Creamy Caramel Flan

      56 reviews

      A small slice of this impressively rich, creamy flan dessert goes a long way. What a delightful finish for a...

      20 Bundt Pans to Add to Your Collection

      For showstopping baking, only a Bundt pan can deliver such gorgeous results. Read on for our top pan picks!


      9 Magic Cookie Bar Variations You Need to Try

      We all know and love magic layer bars, but did you know there are plenty of magic cookie bar variations...

      Double-Chocolate Rolo Cookies with Pretzels

      These chocolate Rolo cookies were a big hit with my father. The generous size makes them wonderful for gift-giving, and...


      Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies

      2 reviews

      My mother-in-law was known for her chocolate and peanut butter cookies, and her special Sunday dinners. She always enjoyed baking...


      Pina Colada Cupcakes

      These Pina Colada Cupcakes are fun and colorful for picnics! They can be served as cupcakes or layered into individual...


      Pumpkin Chocolate Tart with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

      This recipe is from my second cookbook, The Vintage Baker, and it is a personal fave. I love the (underappreciated)...

      Chocolate Pecan Piecaken

      Why fight over whether cake or pie is better when you can combine the two to make this Chocolate Pecan...


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      20 4th of July Pies That’ll Dazzle Your Guests

      Forget the fireworks! We've got our eyes on these 4th of July pies. Each recipe makes use of all the...


      Sour Candy Cupcakes

      If you love the pucker of sour candies, then these sour candy cupcakes will be right up your alley. The...


      Almond Joy Cake

      This is a fantastic Almond Joy cake recipe—tastes just like the candy bar. —Daria Burcar, Rochester, Michigan


      Peach Upside-Down Cheesecake

      I make this recipe every summer when peaches are ripe. Each year I improve the dessert with slight changes, and...

      Avocado Bread

      1 review

      I love to have avocados on hand, but they sometimes get too ripe too fast. This avocado bread is a...


      Audrey’s Lemon Meringue Bars

      2 reviews

      We are always trying to find new ways to use the fruit from our lemon tree. My 13-year-old daughter, Audrey,...


      Maple-Chai Pumpkin Muffins

      1 review

      Why use ordinary pumpkin pie spice when you can up the ante with your own homemade chai spice? The maple...


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      Focaccia

      3 reviews

      Focaccia is one of my favorite bread recipes. It's one of the least labor-intensive since there isn't any kneading. The...


      Triple Mustard and Gruyere Bread Thins

      5 reviews

      As a bread baker, I’m always experimenting with new flavor combinations. My mustard and Gruyere bread has become my all-time...


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      Peanut Butter & Cookie Knots

      These braided pastries are filled with chunks of cookies and peanut butter. They are great for dessert or with your...


      Mini Sweet Potato Scones with Rosemary & Bacon

      Everyone who tries these scones thinks they're delicious! To save a little time in the morning, combine the dry ingredients...

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      Chocolate-Glazed Raspberry Eclairs

      I first made choux pastry in high school for a French class assignment, and I was fascinated. Since then, chocolate...


      Salted Brown Sugar and Rye Chocolate Chip Cookies

      These bakery-style cookies are a delicious twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie! The combination of rye flour, chocolate and...


      Cinnamon Rolls with Cookie Butter Filling

      I created this recipe when I had a jar of cookie butter on hand and I was craving cinnamon rolls....


      Banana Pudding Tart

      Here's a tart version of the classic banana pudding. Use the entire box of vanilla wafers, reserving 1/4 cup to...


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      How to Make Decorated Garden Focaccia

      Garden focaccia is the prettiest bread you'll ever see. Learn how to make this delicious and Instagram-worthy bread at home.


      The Bread-Making Tools Every Home Baker Should Have

      Looking to challenge yourself by baking a loaf from scratch? You'll want to know about these bread-making tools that make...