Baking Blog

Easy Decorated Holiday Cookies: How to Make Candy Cane Cookies

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

There are a few good reasons why candy cane Christmas cookies are beloved. First off, they have a perfect balance of flavor: buttery-sweet mixed with the extract of your choice, be it vanilla, almond or peppermint. Equally important: they're easy and fun to make, with a variety of different cookie decorating variations. Here is a recipe for how to make candy cane cookies, including some helpful baking tips to guarantee sweet success.

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Recipe for a Creative Holiday Cookie: How to Make Snowball Cookies

By Jessie Oleson Moore
How to Make Snowball Cookies

This simple recipe involves a mere six ingredients and comes together in minutes. The finished cookies are addictive: tender, crumbly, pecan-rich cookies with an extra bit of sweetness from a snowy coating of confectioners' sugar. It's a Christmas cookie recipe that should be part of everyone's holiday baking repertoire.

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10 Tips for Successful Baking

By Craftsy
Sweet Treats Displayed

Everyone can have better results by remembering that baking and working with chocolate are a little more finicky and detail-oriented than regular cooking. In this special post, Craftsy instructor Alice Medrich shares her 10 best tips to improve your game in the baker’s kitchen and a chance to win a FREE copy of her new book "Seriously Bitter Sweet"!

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Shipping Baked Goods: Treats for Far Away Friends and Family

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Christmas Cookies

To ensure that your sweets arrive at their destination intact and not just a pile of delicious crumbs, here are some helpful tips on the best way to ship cookies, whether your destination is near or far. We'll discuss not only the best type of treats to ship, but also how to pack cookies for shipping to ensure a safe arrival.

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Homemade Holiday Cookies: An Easy Gingerbread Recipe

By Ashley Rodriguez
Iced gingerbread snowflake cookie

The holidays were made for cookies and I am thrilled to kick off the Craftsy's holiday cookie series. Every Sunday from now until Christmas, we will be sharing some of our favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Some are classics and others are sure to become instant classics. We are starting this sweet series with gingerbread cookies. This one is particularly easy, heady with spice, and perfect for rolling out and cutting into little men or making towering walls for a house.

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