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Giving Back through Baking

  • Nov 23, 2015

With the holidays approaching, there’s no time like the present to think about giving back. And what better way to give back than by using your baking skills as the springboard to brighten people’s days and warm their hearts (or tummies, as the case may be)?

To inspire you, we’re highlighting the book Christmas Cookies Are for Giving by Kristin Johnson and Mimi Cummins, two childhood friends who grew up next door to each other and share happy memories of giving Christmas cookies to others as kids. The book includes 50 recipes to create magic this holiday season, from buttery pecan tartlets to zingy lemon bars to hazelnut cappuccino cookies. The heirloom recipes date back generations and are nicely juxtaposed against brand-new original recipes developed by chefs. There are also charming stories about family traditions and a heartwarming short story that would make Charles Dickens himself proud, as well as tips for baking, storing, shipping and giving your gifts.

What better way to bake, store, ship and give than with Welcome Home Brands bakeware?

Speaking of, what better way to make “cookies” than in cups? If you’re only using Welcome Home Brands bakeware for muffins and cupcakes, you’re missing out. Baking cookie dough in our cups can be easier than making actual cookies, with better results. They bake up soft and round, rather than spreading across your cookie pan, and the end result has a nice ridged effect as opposed to irregular edges. Just watch them carefully so that they don’t overbake.

This holiday season, spread some joy— to your neighbors, at the local soup kitchen, or wherever your heart leads you—with cookie cupcakes, the perfect holiday gift.

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