Planning to tackle some Holiday Baking this year? Read through these Holiday Baking Tips first so your baking goes smoothly. I’ve shared my top holiday baking tips, holiday baking substitutions, how-to’s, and more!
Holiday Baking Tips
Below you'll find some of my favorite tips and tricks to make your holiday baking a breeze! For more posts like this, head over to the Kitchen Tips archives.
Butter is at the heart of pretty much all of everyone's favorite holiday baking recipes. Here are some of my favorite tips that use butter!
Are you baking pies this Holiday season? This All Butter Pie Crust is my favorite pie crust recipe for all of my Holiday pies. Head over to the post to check out the recipe and all of my tips for foolproof flaky, pie crusts.
Need Pie Recipes for your Holiday Baking? Check them out in the Pie Recipe Index.
One of my favorite kitchen tips is how to measure partial eggs because it comes in handy when you're making adjustments to recipes. Check out these easy instructions for how to measure half an egg when making partial recipes.
This tip is great for Holiday Baking if you're scaling a recipe down (or up) and find yourself needing a half or a quarter of an egg.
Sometimes you might come across a recipe that requires eggs plus additional yolks or whites. It also isn’t uncommon to find a recipe that requires only yolks or whites, so separating eggs is a good, basic kitchen technique to master.
Doing holiday baking with chocolate? Here are a few tips to make things go nice and smoothly.
Chocolate curls are great for garnishing your holiday baking recipes! Try adding them on top of your favorite seasonal cupcakes, cakes, brownies, or cheesecakes for an extra decorative flair!
In this post, I’ve provided step-by-step instructions on How to Make Chocolate Curls, plus I’m sharing the best types of chocolate to use for chocolate curls, how to store the curls, and more!
Ingredient Substitutes and DIY Ingredients
I can't tell you how many times I've realized I was out of an ingredient after I had already started my baking sessions. Here are a few tips to avoid making unexpected grocery store runs while you're enjoying your holiday baking time.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree can be used in many sweet and savory Holiday recipes and lets you enjoy pumpkin season year-round! In this post, I’m sharing 5 ways to make pumpkin puree from scratch as well as how to store, freeze, thaw, and use it.
Cookie dough freezes extremely well and is the perfect sweet treat to keep stashed in your freezer to instantly satisfy those sweet tooth cravings.
This holiday baking tip is also perfect when you want to bake a lot of holiday cookie varieties, but you don't want to have to prepare them all on the same day. Take your time, freeze ahead, and bake when you're ready!
Want to be able to make cranberry recipes all Holiday season and beyond? Freezing cranberries is a great way to take advantage of winter’s offerings year-round - plus you won't have to worry when the store sells out during seasonal demands.
This post will show you how to freeze cranberries, answer questions about freezing and thawing cranberries, and shares some of my favorite recipes to use frozen cranberries.
Not exactly a baking tip, but tips for after baking!
Hosting a cookie decorating party this year? Read through these tips first so your cookie party goes smoothly. I’ve shared my top cookie decorating ideas, the necessary cookie decorating supplies, and more!
Holiday Baking Recipes
Now that you've checked out all those great Holiday Baking Tips, here are a few of my favorite Holiday Baking Recipes to get you started! Don't see what you're looking for here? You can always head over to the Recipe Index to browse all of the recipes!