How-tos

Cardamom baking

Four Ways to Work Cardamom into Your Fall Baking

Move over pumpkin spice: Cardamom is the must have for your fall baking spice drawer. But how to get the most out of your...
Apple Cheddar Pie

How to Pick Your Pie Pan

When choosing a pie pan, the most important thing to remember is your crust needs to cook fast. All shape and flakiness will be...

How To Assemble a Showstopping Cookie Box

Sleigh your next cookie swap by making your own version of our Holiday Cookies 2018 special issue cover star: an epic cookie box filled...
Fall Bundt Cakes

How To Make Caramel Sauce

Making caramel takes few ingredients and little time, but it can intimidate even the most proficient of bakers. Common pitfalls are grittiness from sugar...

Our Test Kitchen’s Top 5 Cookie Practices

Use our expert tips and methods to master every aspect of baking cookies, from handling the dough to properly storing the final product. For...

Cookie Box Prep Timeline

The best way to impress loved ones at your next cookie swap? Bring along your own version of our Holiday Cookies cover star: an...

You Asked, She Answered: Cookie Q&A with Rebecca Firth

Rebecca Firth, the baker behind DisplacedHousewife, answers the cookie questions you submitted to her on Instagram. Read on to learn her can't-miss tips, her...

How to Make Sarah Kieffer’s Pan-Banging Cookies

Sarah Kieffer’s Pan-Banging Chocolate Chip Cookies are internet-famous. They went viral last fall thanks to a New York Times article that had bakers everywhere...

Test Kitchen Technique: Cutting in Butter

The best way to create tender scones, biscuits, and cobbler toppings? Cut cold butter into flour until you have perfect tiny lumps. We dive...

How to Make Roll-Out Biscuits

    Check out the video above by Magic City Weekend to see how the pros in our test kitchen make Roll-Out Biscuits.    Save Recipe Print ...