Baking for Beginners

Baking can be intimidating! These foolproof recipes will have you feeling like a pro in no time.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…

Cherry Icebox Ribbons

Adding dried sour cherries to the jam ensures that the filling won’t seep out of…

Molasses Spice Cookies with Orange Essence

Dry, tasteless molasses cookies belong on a Christmas tree, not in a cookie jar.…

Triple-Chocolate Cookies

A triple-chocolate cookie shouldn't be a case of death by chocolate. All the sam…

Deluxe Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate cookies are great, but sometimes they need a helping hand-or two.

Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Most recipes for these simple cookies bake up bland and soft. What's the secret …

Thick and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

After testing 40 variations, we discover how to make a thick, chewy gourmet shop…

Lemon Sour Cream Cookies

These cookies pack a lemony punch and are topped with a light, lemony glaze.

Shrewsbury Biscuits

These biscuits have English roots, but will be quite at home on your dinner tabl…

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Why did it take six months to develop the right recipe for a chewy, thick, butte…

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

We made more than 1,000 cookies in our quest for the ultimate chewy peanut butte…

Applesauce Snack Cake

Applesauce cakes run the gamut from dense, chunky fruitcakes to gummy 'health' c…

Raspberry-Almond Coffee Cake

The trick is to use the same mixture for both batter and topping.

Lemon Pound Cake

Although made from only a handful of ingredients, pound cake can be a finicky, d…

Apple Upside-Down Gingerbread

For the best version of this traditional cake, use light molasses, equal parts o…

Southern-Style Cornbread for Northern Tastes

Cornmeal mush gives the bread a strong corn flavor and a moist, fine texture.

Cold-Oven Pound Cake

A 100-year-old recipe claims that starting in a cold oven yields a pound cake th…

Pink Azalea Cake

Similar to Lady Baltimore Cake, Pink Azalea Cake is a three-layer white cake swa…

Easy Peppermint Buttercream

A simple buttercream is a canvas for a vast array of variations.

Maryland Crab Cakes for Two

Too many crab cakes are tightly bound with bready fillers. We wanted a crab cake…

Best Cookies Ever

These eye-catching cookies are as much about looks as they are about flavor. The…