Our Best Holiday Baking Videos

How to Make Your Own Flavorful Chocolate Chip Cookies
Enjoy your best holiday ever! Our easy how-to videos on all things baking ensure that your cookies, cakes, pies, and breads turn out company-worthy.

Baking your favorite batch of chocolate chip cookies has never been easier! Our quick guide to baking sheets (they really make the difference) helps you get the tastiest cookies every time.

Cookie Video: How to Pick a Cookie Baking Sheet

Start your cookies on the right track with the best baking sheet for the job. We show you how to pick one.

Sugar cookies are a holiday staple—make your best-ever sugar cookie recipe with our Test Kitchen’s secrets for rolling out the dough, using cookie cutters, and getting creative with the leftover sugar cookie dough.

Cookie Video: How to Make Rolled-Out Sugar Cookies

Get a refresher course in this holiday baking favorite. You'll be glad you did when your shapes turn out perfect!

One of the most common questions we hear is, "How do I know when my cookies are done?" We help solve this baking conundrum with our secrets to testing your chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, and other favorite cookie recipes during the baking process.

Cookie Video: How to Check Cookies for Doneness

That magical moment between underdone and overbaked can be achieved! We show you how.

Properly beating egg whites is one of the most important baking skills you can master. Watch as our kitchen expert demonstrates her secrets to beating eggs that will result in light and airy cakes, souffles, and meringues.

Pie Video: How to Beat Egg Whites

Master this important all-purpose baking skill. We show you what to look for when you’re beating eggs for a recipe.

You can make your own pie dough! Watch as our Test Kitchen expert shows how to mix the ingredients to create a flaky piecrust for perfect pie recipes.

Pie Video: How to Make Pie Dough

Skip store-bought in favor of fresh-from-your-kitchen pie dough. It’s easier than you think!

Our five techniques change your homemade pie crusts from basic to beautiful. Pick your favorite for the most beautiful decorated pie -- each is very easy and the results are spectacular.

Pie Video: How to Make Decorative Crusts for Your Pies

Get oohs and aahs when your pie comes out of the oven. The filling counts for a lot, but a pretty piecrust ensures a memorable first impression.

Prep work is key to a sturdy, pretty layer cake. Check out our secrets to this cake-decorating technique, including how to level the cake layers and how to keep a clean cake platter.

Cake Video: How to Make a Layer Cake

Layer on the love with a stacked-high cake for the holidays. We show you the tricks for prepping and serving -- including how to level the cakes as you go.

Be confident your cake will come out of the pan in one piece by taking a few precautionary measures.

Cake Video: How to Remove Cake from a Pan

Avoid the stress of that scary moment when you move your cake from pan to serving platter. We’ll help!

Perfect for fall gatherings or special occasions, we'll show you how to make a fruit pie with beautiful leaf pastry cutouts.

Baking Recipe Video: How to Make Caramel Apple-Cherry Pie

Time to bake! This is one of our all-time favorite pie recipes. In fact, it was featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Make your best-ever banana bread with our secrets to selecting the bread pan, greasing the pan, and mashing the bananas. We even share our best slicing secrets for banana bread and other quick breads.

Baking Recipe Video: How to Bake Banana Bread

Lure holiday guests out of bed with the smell of warm banana bread. This favorite also makes a great food gift!

To make this whimsical topsy-turvy cake, all you need are ordinary pans and bowls, a long knife, and a playful sense of baking adventure. See how to make it in this video.

Baking Recipe Video: How to Bake a Celebration Cake

Go bold with a leaning tower of cake layers. It takes a little dedication, but the results are worthy.

For a chocolate chip cookie unlike any other, watch our secrets to adding unique flavors. We help get the proportions just right so you'€™ll finish with a tasty batch of chocolate chip cookies every time.

Baking Recipe Video: How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

The ultimate in baking: The Chocolate Chip Cookie. Start here for a dessert that's in everyone's recipe box.

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