The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs

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Baking Isn't Just For Cupcakes

From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook for kids comes the ultimate baking book. America's Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS!

Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes!), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it's fun!

By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

Baking isn't just for cupcakes:

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Banana Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

Overripe bananas aren’t just for banana bread. Kids can use them to make these snack-ready banana and chocolate chip mini muffins.

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Fluffy Dinner Rolls

These fluffy, soft dinner rolls are sure to delight everyone at the dinner table. The best part? Kids can make the rolls themselves.

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Personal Pizzas

Let kids take the lead on dinner with this recipe for personal pizzas. Everyone can choose their own favorite toppings to sprinkle on before or after baking.

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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie

Giant chocolate chip cookies are perfect for sharing at parties. Serve like a cookie, or treat it as a cake!

Two plates, each with a slice of confetti layer cakeTwo plates, each with a slice of confetti layer cake
Confetti Layer Cake

Young chefs will feel proud after baking, assembling, and decorating this two-layer, sprinkle-studded funfetti cake.

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Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Pie

Instead of a sundae, serve this ice cream pie for dessert. You can use whatever flavor of ice cream you want and even add your favorite sundae toppings, too!

Editorial Reviews

“This book makes baking accessible . . . an inclusive and welcoming text for young chefs.”

“A must-have book to keep your young adult cookbook section up-to-date and to support the current trend of creative young bakers. A contemporary and educational cookbook that’s once again kid-tested and kid-approved.”
–School Library Journal

“Like its predecessor, 2018’s The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, this title is backed up by ATK’s trademark rigor. More than 4,000 kids tested recipes for simple treats, such as muffins, and more elegant fare, including a tahini-banana snack cake. The book’s glossary explains what it calls ‘bakespeak,’ and illustrated guides demystify baking gear and methods.”
–Publisher's Weekly


Recipes: 100+
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Item Number: CK04
Item Weight: 1.56 pounds

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Sweet and Savory Recipes to Bake, Share and Eat!

Recipes for kids, tested by kids

Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 5,000 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels―including recipes for breakfast, breads, pizzas, cookies, cupcakes, and more.

Photos show kids how to succeed

Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen.

Hear directly from young bakers

Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen test cooks will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.