While some teens may be pro chefs in the kitchen, chances are many teens won’t step foot near an oven. The secret to getting them interested in helping out? Changing their perspective — they might have the mindset that it’s a chore, so switch up their mindset to make it a fun hobby or creative outlet. To get them interested, the best way is to enlist a baking cookbook for teens so they won’t feel like they’re making grandmas recipes (which, they definitely love but just probably won’t relate to her old-fashioned cookbooks).
There are so many options to choose from when it comes to baking cookbooks for teens. Whether they’ve recently become infatuated with keeping up with cooking shows or celeb-favorite recipes, adding a cookbook to the mix will encourage them to set foot in the kitchen and make their treat dreams come true. Or, if they’re more seasoned when it comes to firing up the oven, there are more advanced versions that won’t bore them. No matter their skill level, there’s a book that’ll help refine their growing culinary skills. Below, we’ve rounded up the best baking books for teens.
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1. Williams Sonoma Junior Baker Cookbook
If your junior baker has some experience in the kitchen already, this more elevated baking cookbook for teens will satisfy their more refined taste. With 30 professional-approved recipes such as cinnamon monkey bread, lemon and vanilla cheesecake, and garlic and herb focaccia, these aren’t your standard starter baker recipes. While this more elevated cookbook offers sophisticated takes on treats, it’s still so easy to follow along, so they’ll be encouraged to fly through these mouthwatering treats. So, get that electric mixer fired up now.
2. Teens Cook Dessert
For more standard baking recipes, this baking cookbook for teens is foolproof. So whether they’ve never picked up a whisk before or just want to have a go-to book on hand when they want the basics, this easy-to-follow cookbook will serve as a handy guide. With more than 75 sugar-coated recipes that they’ll be excited to whip up, they’ll stay busy in the kitchen — and you’ll get to test out all the sweet treats. From lollipops to a fresh berry pie, there’s a recipe to delight every taste bud.
3. The Baking Cookbook for Teens
If you have a teen who doesn’t favorite sweet or savory treats in particular, this ultimate baking cookbook for teens will let them explore all types of treats. This all-encompassing cookbook features 75 delicious recipes with three different levels. So, no matter what skill level they’re at in the kitchen, they can make something that will be easy to follow or challenging if that’s what they’re in the mood for. There’s even a handy recipe suggestion section divided by categories such as a bake sale, pep rally, or birthday parties.