Bakesale Worthy Recipes

My favorite recipes for bake sales.

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by on October 12, 2011 · 8 comments


I love crunchy ginger cookies but tend to jump from recipe to recipe and half the new recipes I try end up being chewy. Today, rather than focus on a new ginger cookie, I decided to try one of my old favorites but with a few changes. My favorite gingersnap recipe is based on “English […]


Published on October 12, 2011
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Packaging Cupcakes

by on April 2, 2011 · 65 comments

vanilla bean cupcakes

Happy to have another opportunity to serve them, I decided to make the delicious vanilla bean cupcakes for today’s Bake for Japan event.  But I wasn’t thinking.  This was a bake sale not a school party, and at the last minute it dawned on me that I needed to package the cupcakes individually. Uh oh. […]


Published on April 2, 2011
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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

by on March 31, 2011 · 35 comments

vanilla bean cupcakes

Today’s recipe is another one I plan to make for Austin Bakes for Japan. Inspired by Stef and her vanilla bean buttercream (she said it tastes like melted ice cream!), I made a batch of white cupcakes which really showcase the flavor of vanilla bean paste. Why the paste instead of the bean? Vanilla beans […]


Published on March 31, 2011
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Chocolate Skor Bar Cookies

by on March 30, 2011 · 24 comments

Mickey Mouse Sprinkles

This weekend I’m participating in Austin Bakes for Japan, and still trying to decide what to make. There are so many options, but I have one recipe nailed down – Chocolate Skor Bar Cookies. The base is a chocolate cookie perfect for bake sales because it’s firm, dense, not too soft (which can be a […]


Published on March 30, 2011
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World’s Largest Bake Sale

by on March 28, 2011 · 13 comments

Sandra Lee

If you’re in New York City tomorrow, make sure you stop by Grand Central Station for The World’s Largest Bake Sale. Hosted by Sandra Lee, this Pyrex sponsored fundraiser will feature desserts from 30 of New York’s most respected chefs and restaurants.  While the Grand Central event will benefit the New York Food Bank, …


Published on March 28, 2011
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A Big Batch Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe

by on February 18, 2011 · 12 comments

Chocolate Chip Bars

A Big Batch Chocolate Chip Bar Recipe


Published on February 18, 2011
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The Ultimate Black Bottom Cupcake

by on March 10, 2010 · 31 comments


This morning’s big goal was to come up with the ultimate Black Bottom Cupcake recipe.  I’m not sure it’s the “ultimate”  but it’s a pretty decent hybrid. It’s a combination of Magnolia Bakery’s and Cook’s Country’s recipe. As mentioned earlier, the problem I had with the Cook’s Country recipe was that the pretty white filling sank down into […]


Published on March 10, 2010
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Katy's Blondies

This recipe is from Katy who has its source marked as an old Cooks Illustrated recipe. It looks a lot like their more recent one but scaled down a bit and with more egg. Like the newer one, it uses melted butter. Based on all my recent trials, blondies made with melted butter are the best. The ones with creamed ingredients taste good, but are more like Toll House chocolate chip bars than dense, smooth, packed-with-chunks blondies. These are the latter. Also, they’re very sturdy (not gooey) and tasted even better on Day 2.


Published on May 16, 2009