A Batter Idea: 9 Tasty Baking Cookbooks for Kids
by Janssen Bradshaw
I’ve always enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, especially when baking something warm and comforting. Now that I have kids, they also love following a recipe and seeing the results! Being together in the kitchen is one of my favorite ways to spend one-on-one time with my kids.
From sweet to savory, cakes to cookies, and beginning levels to more advanced, this list of kids baking cookbooks has something for everyone!
Food Network Magazine The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book
Calling all beginning bakers! This kids’ cookbook comes from the editors of America’s #1 food magazine and is chock full of delicious, sweet delicacies waiting to be made. Each recipe has simple instructions, a full-color photo, and extra tips from professional chefs.
MasterChef Junior Bakes!
MasterChef Junior is a fun show for kids, and this cookbook follows suit. It’s formatted for young bakers to dive right into the kitchen and whip up some fantastic baked goods, both sweet and savory. It also includes photographs from some of the most memorable moments on the show, adding an extra punch of fun!
Regardless of whether your little baker is new to the kitchen or they know the different types of flours, Bake It is a perfect choice. It teaches basic baking concepts and challenges kids who are farther along. This book is ideal for ages 9-12 and is filled to the brim with over 150 recipes!
Milk Bar: Kids Only by Christina Tosi
If there is one thing I know, it’s that kids love being part of anything kid-exclusive. Focused on young bakers and their creative side, Milk Bar: Kids Only pushes kids to be better bakers and to get innovative with their creations. Named one of the top cookbooks of the year, this recipe-packed cookbook is a winner!
Food Fun: An Activity Book for Young Chefs by America’s Test Kitchen Kids
My favorite kids’ cookbook, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, now has a companion workbook for kids ages 8-12. The book includes more than just recipes—it’s packed with science experiments, activities galore, and tons of baking-themed games!
Bake Up! Kids Cookbook
Bake Up! starts your novice baker at the very beginning with simple baking techniques and advances to a new skill with each chapter. Made for bakers ages 6-12, these step-by-step recipes will help your kids create more tasty treats than you will know what to do with.
Pie for Breakfast
The title and cover of this book had me at first glance. Follow Hazel and her father as they organize a bake sale and experience the yummy goods they made together and classmates’ baked treats from all over the world. It’s a story and a cookbook to warm your heart and tummy!
Mommy and Me Bake
Do you have a little one in the kitchen who always asks, “Can I help?” These recipes are made for the mommy-and-me dream team and allow for countless teaching moments along the way. Use this cookbook as a bonding experience with your kids by working together, making delicious food, and creating tasty memories.
The Best Ever Cake Book
You might know how to make a cake, but do you know how to make a sponge, chocolate, birthday, and pound cake? This baking cookbook for kids tackles over 20 different cake varieties. These mouth-watering cake recipes are easy to make and fun for any upcoming occasion.