If you’re looking for kids baking cookbook for the pastry chef in training in your life, look no further, We’ve compiled the best books about baking for both beginners and experienced children.
WHen I was a kid, we had a Polly Pocket cookbook that I used until it as falling apart. I loved it to death!
Now my middle son has fallen in love with baking and calls himself the “Baker of the Family” which cracks me up every time. Because of this, I’ve spent my fair share looking for kids baking cookbooks.
Why grab a kid’s baking cookbook?
Yes, good old Google and Pinterest can give us a lot of ideas about what to make with kids. But they definitely have their limitations! Here are my favorite reasons why I love having real, physical cookbooks for my kids.
- Kids can independently flip through them and choose recipes.
- A spill won’t ruin your computer or phone.
- Less screen time!
- Encourage a love of books.
- A space to personalize and remember recipes for when they’re older.
Our Favorite Baking Cookbooks for Kids
Okay, so you’re sold, right? But now you’re wondering which is the best option. No worries, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’d looking for a fun activity to do with your kids or a gift, these baking cookbooks are great options.
Kid Chef Bakes: The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring Bakers
I love the Kid Chef series for cookbooks for my kiddos. They’re easy to read, have fun recipes, and great photos. But I especially love this kids baking cookbook!
It’s geared for kiddos 8-12 and offers tips for prepping and setting up the kitchen, tutorials for basic skills, and recipes that kids love.
Kid Chef Junior Bakes: My First Kids Baking Cookbook
If you’ve got littles, I adore this Kid Chef cookbook targeted for kids 4-8. My middle got this from Santa and I find the recipes perfect for his age and his “I want to do it!” personality.
Featuring fun recipes that are easy for littles like Dirt Cups with Candy Worms, Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, or Razzle-Dazzle Raspberry-Cream Cheese Muffins. It features step-by-step instructions and large text that’s easy to read, this baking cookbook for kids will get kids baking in no time.
Super Good Baking for Kids
I was a huge OG fan of Ace of Cake and the cake baking challenges of 00’s Food Network, and now we love watching Kid’s Baking Championship with Duff Goldman.
If your kids are also, fans, they’ll love this kids’ baking cookbook by the Ace of Cakes himself.
It includes recipes like confetti snickerdoodles, unicorn cupcakes, and dessert pizzas! I especially love that it includes little side bars to teach kids things like the science of yeast and the history of baking.
The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
America’s Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS! We love that this one brings some science and knowledge into the baking fun.
Featuring baking recipes like soft pretzels, pie, and even empanadas, kids will love trying out these sweet and savory options. Plus, the recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 5,000 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels.
Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help kiddos feel like pros in the kitchen
The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book: 110+ Recipes for Young Bakers
For fans of Food Network Magazine, this fun and colorful kids baking cookbook is filled with sweets and treats. Kids will get all the info they need to make their favorite desserts: muffins and quick breads, brownies and bars, cookies, cupcakes, sheet cakes, and more.
Find well over 100 recipes, fun food trivia, a visual recipe index with a photo of every recipe, and food themed activity pages.
Kids will love choose-your-own style adventure recipes (such as design-your-own Whoopie Pies and Banana Bread), fun food crafts such as cookie puzzle pieces and DIY sprinkles, and even fake-out cakes including spaghetti and meatballs, a taco, and a pineapple!
The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More
This books helps kids master what all the best bakers know, from separating eggs to creaming butter and sugar together and even rolling out cookie dough. Find fun recipes like Cake Pop Bouquet, Birthday Sprinkle Donuts or Smart Cookies for back to school. ]
Baking on Her Own: A Skill-Building Cookbook for Girls
We love girl power around here (check out our post of girl power songs!) and this kids baking cookbook gear at kids aged 8-12 is perfect to empower girls in the kitchen.
With this girls cookbook as a guide, they’ll explore more than 30 different sweet treats to make from scratch―with only a little help from an adult.
This book teaches basics like cracking an egg and whipping cream in each chapter, ending each with a challenging recipe to test their skills. Bonus: girls will practice the art and science of baking with this girls cookbook helps kids gain the knowledge, confidence, and creativity to take on other projects that inspire them.
Junior Baker: Fun Recipes for Delicious Cakes, Cookies, Cupcakes & More
Featuring step-by-step instructions and full-color photos for over 30 sweet and savory recipes, this easy-to-follow book will help teach your child the baking basics along with finger-licking treats.
Beginning with a quick primer on pan prep and necessary ingredients, Junior Baker offers easy recipes that make baking a cinch.
Some of the fun recipes your kids will drool over include Cinnamon Monkey Bread, Chocolate Tart, Confetti Birthday Cake, Raspberry-Swirled Meringues, Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, and so much more.
Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Bake!
This delightful baking cookbook for children ages 8–12 features 50 easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients.
Kids will learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberries Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble.
Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs mean your kids can send teh delicious goods elsewhere, so you don’t have to eat them all!
Milk Bar: Kids Only: A Cookbook
Over 85 stellar, totally do-able desserts and other fun-fueled treats for kids (or adults!) to make, from Christina Tosi, founder of Milk Bar and MasterChef Junior judge!
If your family loves watching MasterChef Junior, they’ll love this funky and fun baking cookbook for kids. Fund fun recipes like Apple Pie Waffles, PB&J Cereal Treats, Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes, and marshmallowy Choco Crunch Cookies.
This is a cookbook that teaches kitchen skills—perfect for kids as well as anyone who’s learning to bake—and reminds newbies and veteran bakers alike that a little personality adds a whole lot to the mix.
Super Simple Baking for Kids
A super easy cookbook for kids ages 6 to 12, Super Simple Baking for Kids equips new bakers with the most fun and easiest-ever recipes to whip up.
Beginning with the basics, kids will learn key baking skills like how to separate eggs or knead dough. When these techniques are mastered, they can cook up over 55 super yummy recipes with confidence.
We love that the recipes are only 5-10 ingredients and are labeled by easiness.
Bake Up! Kids Cookbook: Go from Beginner to Pro with 60 Recipes and Essential Techniques
The perfect gift for kids ages 6-12, this sweet and savory cookbook grows with your child’s baking skills, including step-by-step instructions and photographs for every recipe!
Newbie bakers ages 6-12 will learn essential baking techniques as they progress chapter-by-chapter, graduating from beginner to intermediate to pro.
Each level keeps kids excited with easy-to-follow, mouthwatering recipes for cookies, cakes, pies, pizzas, muffins, and more. With pictures for all 60 recipes, step-by-step instructions, and recipes organized by skill level, this cookbook sets kids up for success in the kitchen as they create tasty treats sure to impress friends and family.
American Girl Baking: Recipes for Cookies, Cupcakes & More
If you’ve got an American Girl Doll fan on your hands, she’ll love this kids baking cookbook. Williams-Sonoma and American Girl have partnered to bring you American Girl Baking – the perfect book for the girl in your family. It’s packed with 40+ delicious, easy-to-follow recipes fit for any occasion, or just because you wanted to bake something!
Featuring fun recipes like, cookie flower pops, s’mores cupcakes, Madelines, and turnovers, your little girl will love this easy cookbook.
Whether you follow each recipe step-by-step or add your own unique twist, baking is a great opportunity to let your personality shine and to create mouthwatering goodies.
MasterChef Junior Bakes!
If your kids love MasterChef Junior, they’ll love this cookbook with 100 playful baking recipes inspired by MasterChef Junior‘s young chef contestants. Find plenty of tips, techniques, and step-by-step photographs to enchant bakers ages 8 to 100!
Young bakers will learn how to cream butter for Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies; shallow fry dough for Glazed Jelly Doughnuts with Powdered Sugar; whip a silky chocolate ganache for German Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling; and knead dough for cheesy Garlic Knots.
Mommy and Me Bake
If you’re looking for some quality one on one time, this is the baking cookbook for you! Mommy & Me Bake is designed to encourage experimentation, build self-esteem in your child, incorporate the silliness of cooking with a child, and encourage bonding and the joy of working together as parent and child.
Every single recipe in Mommy & Me Bake is designed to teach, to be fun for children, and to taste delicious, so your child can be proud to share finished recipes at the family table or with friends!
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