National Baking Month

Celebrate National Baking Month this January with some of my tempting baking recipes! They are not hard to make and require simple ingredients you have in the pantry. Baking cookies and other yummy desserts are an ideal way to teach kids basic culinary skills.

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ChefBear Complete Meals - lemon bars
Serves
12

lemon bars

This upgraded version of classic lemon bars is sure to be a hit with your family and friends! The simple crust is light and flaky and the velvety filling melts in your mouth as you savor the tart lemony flavor. This would be a fun recipe to make with the kids!

ChefBear Complete Meals - chocolate thumbprint cookies
Serves
12

chocolate thumbprint cookies

Here is my version of a classic cookie recipe that will keep your cookie jar full and your family happy! The irresistible taste of peanut butter paired with chocolate makes a cookie that everyone will enjoy. The whimsical chocolate kiss on top makes it attractive as well as yummy!

ChefBear Complete Meals - oatmeal & cinnamon cookie sandwiches
Serves
12

oatmeal & cinnamon cookie sandwiches

Does your family love the cream-filled cookies from the supermarket? Wait until they try my easy homemade version! The moist cookies are flavored with warm cinnamon and hardy oats. Add a layer of creamy marshmallow filling and you have tasty cookie sandwiches.

ChefBear Complete Meals - strawberry jam bars
Serves
12

strawberry jam bars

For over-the-top flavors of peanuts & strawberry jam, these cookie bars are a hit! They have a tasty crust layered with sweet strawberry jam. Top them with the yummy peanut crumbles and they bake to perfection in about 45 minutes. Make these cookie bars for dessert or a surprise lunchbox snack.

ChefBear Complete Meals - applesauce spice cake
Serves
4

applesauce spice cake

When you bake cakes with applesauce, you get an unbelievably moist treat like my yummy applesauce cake recipe. It is chock full of warm spices, chocolate chips, raisins, and crunchy walnuts. Make a couple loaves and put one in the freezer for later.

ChefBear Complete Meals - classic pound cake
Serves
12

classic pound cake

Pound cakes are simple to make and use ingredients most people keep on hand. My yummy version produces a dense, buttery cake that is delicious by itself or can serve as a base for other desserts. I often make several loaves to freeze for quick dessert ideas.

ChefBear Complete Meals - carrot cake
Serves
12

carrot cake

This delicious 3-layered cake is chocked full of baby carrots, loaded with the luscious a tangy filling of glaze, and then the entire thing is enveloped in a rich and mouthwatering cream cheese frosting. This is a great, yet simple, show stopper of a dessert.