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Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season

by Sarah Kieffer


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A charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes, cozy winter photography, and lots of holiday cheer from Sarah Kieffer.

Here's a festive holiday baking book to celebrate this very special time of year. Sarah Kieffer, author of 100 Cookies, beloved baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, and creator of the "bang-the-pan" method offers more than 50 delicious recipes for seasonal brunches, cookie swaps, and all those Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year's Eve parties.

Delight family and friends with edible gifts and whip up some delicious baked goods to treat yourself through the long winter months after the holidays have ended. Recipes include: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel.

With cozy holiday imagery, a lovely, clean aesthetic, and easy yet innovative recipes, this is a go-to cookbook for baking enthusiasts, anyone who loves the holiday season, and, of course, fans of Sarah Kieffer and her hugely popular cookie book, 100 Cookies.

GREAT GIFT OPPORTUNITY: With happy, festive photography and anyone-can-do-it recipes, this is a perfect holiday gift alongside a cute apron or baking product. It's sure to please anyone in your life who loves to while away the winter months in their warm and cozy kitchen.

BELOVED, ACCOMPLISHED BLOGGER AND AUTHOR: Sarah Kieffer is the beloved blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog, which won the SAVEUR Reader's Choice Best Baking & Desserts Blog in 2014. Her pan-banging cookie technique went viral on the New York Times website. She has written two cookbooks and been featured by Food52, The Today Show, Mashable, The Kitchn, America's Test Kitchen, Huffington Post, and more.

Perfect for:

• Bakers of all ages
• Holiday bakers
• Fans of Sarah's bang-the-pan cookies, 100 Cookies, and The Vanilla Bean Blog
• Holiday gift givers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452180755
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 09/07/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 8,787
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sarah Kieffer is the blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, a contributor to major food publications, and author of 100 Cookies. Her recipe for "bang-the-pan" cookies went viral after she introduced it on the New York Times website (it's delicious and ingenious!). In addition to writing her own books, she also shoots photography for other cookbooks, including Bread in 5 (with the authors of Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day). She lives in Minnesota.

Table of Contents

1 Morning Breads and Pastries

Classic Cinnamon Rolls 25

Nutella Star Bread 37

Morning Buns 40

Cranberries and Cream Danish 47

Pear-Almond Danish Braid 50

Coffee-Cardamom Monkey Bread 54

Powdered Sugar Donuts 59

Streusel Coffee Cake 63

Panettone Scones 67

Cheater's Croissant Dough 70

Easy Danish Dough 74

Sweet Dough 76

2 Holiday Desserts

White Cake with Cranberries and White Chocolate Buttercream 80

Carrot Cake with Burnt Honey Buttercream 84

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake 89

Hazelnut Cheesecake 93

Apple, Caramel, and Hard Cider Pie 96

Crème Brûlée Pumpkin Pie 99

Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Pie 103

Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Irish Cream 106

Frozen Bonbons 109

Shortbread Crust 111

Pie Dough 112

3 Gift Giving

Caramel Candies 116

Peanut Butter Cups 121

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark 123

Red Veivet Crinkle Cookies 127

Turtle Bars 129

Chocolate Gift Cakes 132

Modern Fruit Cakes 135

Florentines 138

Vanilla Bean Sables 143

Cut-Out Cookies 145

4 Beyond Christmas

Everything Bundt Cake 151

Lemon Pull-Apart Bread 154

Blood Orange Turnovers 160

Passion Fruit-Poppy Seed Muffins 163

Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones 165

Blueberry Streusel Buns 169

Coconut-Cardamom Cupcakes 171

Cruffins 174

Hot Chocolate Cake 178

Confetti Cake 183

Rough Puff Pastry 186

5 Extras

Caramel Shards 191

Marshmallows 192

Caramel 195

No-Churn Ice Cream 196

Pastry Cream 199

Candied Citrus Peels 201

Cranberry Jam 202

Streusel 203

Whipped Cream 204

Crème Fraîche 205

Candied Nuts 207

Lemon Curd 208

Marshmallow Fluff 210

Closing Out the Year 212

Music to Bake To 215

Conversions 216

Bibliography 217

Resources 218

Acknowledgments 219

Index 220

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