November, 2012
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Holiday Cookie Baking Resources!



Resources, videos and contest for youth & educators! 


The holidays provide opportunities for creating special family baking traditions. The Home Baking Association has tips, techniques and recipes to encourage families to bake together! Thank you for teaching others to bake and encouraging families to create their own special baking traditions!

Use these resources for students to mix, bake and give cookies to others to enjoy! Creating a cookie tray extends baking beyond the kitchen into the community!


The Home Baking Association    



Cookie Capers Lesson

Download these great lesson plans today! 


Just in time for holiday baking is our newest lesson - Cookie Capers! Home Baking Association Educator Award Winner, Marla Prusa, FCS educator, Howells, NE entered this winning lesson in the annual awards contest. See details below for entering the 2013 contest!


Cookie Capers - High School Lesson



Cookie Capers - Middle School Lesson  

Holiday Cookie Brochure

FREE Resource from Land O'Lakes! 


Home Baking Association member, Land O'Lakes, invites you to download the 2012 Holiday Recipe Brochure! From Peppermint Swirl Pops to Sunny Day Snowman Cookies...there is a recipe perfect for any age!


Click here to download now!
Retro Raisin Cookies


by Charlene Garabedian
Grand Prize Winner The 2012 Big Fresno Fair, "Baked with Raisins" Contest.
Charlene Garabedian has been selected the winner of the "Baked with Raisins" recipe contest held during the 2012 Big Fresno Fair. Her recipe, "Retro Raisin Cookies," is loaded with California raisins and earned her the grand prize.

Try the recipe here!
Ask the Experts!



A baker's dozen "Ask the Expert" topics provide resources to help answer baking questions! Check out these two updated one-page resources:


Ask the Expert about Baking with Butter


Ask the Expert about Food Safety in Baking

Educator Award Contest

Baking Educators Win $1,000.00!


Enter the 2013 Home Baking Association Educator Award Contest and be eligible to win $1,000! The top entry will also receive an all-expenses paid trip for two to the 2013 Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. All entrants will receive a complimentary HBA teaching resource. Whether you teach in the classroom, community programs, organizations or at home....anyone teaching baking to others is encouraged to enter.

Entry deadline is March 31, 2013!


Find out more information here! 



2013 Baking Contest

National Festival of Breads is
America's only amateur bread baking contest, celebrating the relationship between producer and consumer in a biennial contest. Home Baking Association members sponsoring this year's event include: King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann's Yeast, and the Kansas Wheat Commission. New for 2013 is a Youth Category!

Educators encourage students to participate! Adult and youth contestants are invited to submit recipes.

Entry Deadline: January 31, 2013. For more information

How to Enter - Click here  




2011 Grand Prize

National Festival of Breads

"Quick Raisin Granola Breakfast Rolls"

Gale Collier, Redmond, Oregon




Casting New Baking Show!

Are you a passionate amateur baker? Can you whip up an impressive cake, tart, or loaf of bread? You may be the perfect candidate for an exciting new competition baking series on CBS! For more information:
Click here

Must be 18 and older to enter; entry deadline is December 15!

Baking Glossary!

   Visit our newly revised Glossary with over 350 terms! 


What is a "cookie"?

A flour-based, sweet, hand-held small cake (from the Dutch word "koekje," meaning "little cake").   

To view more Glossary terms, click here 


Featured Resource
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Baking for Success DVD     Three baking lessons; ready-to-print 20-page curriculum guide; copy-ready worksheets and recipes; baking terms, tips and resources. All lessons include activities for beginning, intermediate or advanced student bakers.  

* Fudge Brownies - The Ultimate American Bar Cookie (8:53)
* Cornbread
- A Piece of History on the Plate (7:52)
* Focaccia
- The Italian Baker's (11:11)




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Other Resources Available
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Baking with Friends
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