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Deanna F. Cook is a kids' cookbook and kids'  activity book author. She is the author of Cooking Class, Teddy Bear Doctor, The Kids' Multicultural Cookbook, and Kids' Pumpkin Projects. She is also the content director at, a kids cooking kit, and a former editor at Disney, FamilyFun magazine, and Scholastic. 

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My New Kids' Baking Book!

Deanna Cook

This week marks the launch of my latest children's book, Baking Class! Just like my other kid's cookbook Cooking Class, Baking Class is filled with fun recipes and playful photos of kids in the kitchen. Every page features yummy baked goods for cupcakes, muffins, biscuits, cookies, and 50 other mouthwatering treats!

The book was a joy to put together. More than 20 different children came over to my kitchen and we baked together and photographed the steps along the way. The book begins with basic kitchen skills (like how to measure flour and roll out cookie dough). Each chapter features step-by-step recipes including Zombie Zucchini Bread, Very Vanilla Birthday Cake, Cupcake Decorating Party, Puffy Popovers, and Dig in the Dirt Pie. All the recipes are easy to follow, fun to look at, and can be made by kids with just a little help from a grown-up. 

Baking creates sweet childhood memories. I still remember pulling up a stool to the counter in my grandmother's kitchen when I was a girl, cracking eggs, measuring flour, and stirring everything up in the bowl. When my cake batter went into the oven, it's was like magic seeing it transform into a chocolatey sweet that I could frost and share with my family. I felt so proud!

I hope you enjoy the recipes in Baking Class and create many kitchen memories of your own. Happy Baking!