December is all about BAKING with so many festive, holiday occasions! Find your recipes here!
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Happy Holidays from the Home Baking Association!   

What is the best part of holiday baking? Making a family favorite or finding a new special recipe that’s bound to become the family favorite?  Or is it the measuring, mixing or decorating? Whatever the reason enjoy sharing the fun of holiday baking!  Family traditions can begin anytime. We have provided a few new recipes and gift ideas that are sure to make kitchen magic this holiday season!  

FREE!  Snowman Baking Kit!

A great holiday baking project! Everything you need to bake, decorate and wrap a cookie snowman. Includes Classic Sugar Cookie and Royal Icing recipes along with gift tags.  

Download your baking kit here

Provided by HBA Member C & H Sugar

Simply Shared Cookies!

Bake cookies and share a holiday gift!  The Simply Shared collection includes 15 recipes!  There’s a recipe perfect for a family or a group baking party.  Cookies to enjoy and cookies to share!   

We suggest you try Ginger Spice Cookies with Royal Icing. It's a great recipe!

Provided by HBA Member Land O’Lakes

Holiday Cookie Swap

Let’s have a holiday cookie swap! It is an easy and rewarding way to combine baking, fun, and gift giving. Everything you need is included from invitations to recipes!

Provided by HBA Member Domino Sugar

Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft sugar cookies are perfect when you want easy shaping! Even little hands will enjoy rolling the cookie dough into balls!

Provided by HBA Member The Uhlman Company
The Home Baking Association welcomes new member The Uhlman Company. With brands Heckers and Ceresota unbleached flours that have been a favorite with bakers since 1843 and 1891 respectfully!  HBA members are dedicated to providing resources to teach baking!  More information about HBA members.


Sugar Glitter

Holiday cookies will dazzle with these beautiful sugar glitters that you can make!

Nothing brightens a holiday recipe like these festive glitters.

Provided by HBA Member C & H Sugar

Triple Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Award Winning Holiday Recipes!

Muffin mixes are a key ingredient in each recipe. Six award winning recipes are included in this collection.   

Download this great holiday recipe collection here

Provided by HBA Member Martha White

Holiday Gift Tags

FREE Download
Make any holiday gift of baked goods extra special with these free holiday gift tags

Provided by HBA Member Land O’Lakes

Gifts that Continue to Give

All Year Long


What exactly is an ovenliner? It’s your nonstick secret to never having to clean the bottom of your oven again. The Chef’s Planet Nonstick Ovenliner makes life in the kitchen easier. 

Gifts and Stocking Stuffers

from HBA! click here

Purchase $25 or more and receive
two bonus teaching aids!
With a $25 purchase you will receive Cookie Creations a four page award winning lesson from the HBA Educator Award Program and also the Sugar Sweet by Nature from the Field to the Table lesson from The Sugar Association!   Orders must be placed by December 31, 2015.  Available while supplies last. 

Educator Award Contest

Do you teach baking in a classroom or community program?  Enter a baking lesson and/or baking activity to be eligible to win $1,000 and a trip to the 2016Home Baking Association Annual Meeting. Entry deadline is March 31, 2016!

In the Kitchen with Sharon


Make a date to “Dine In” with a friend, your family or someone who could use a shared meal Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. “Dine In” Day celebrates Family and Consumer Sciences Day and their work to promote and sustain healthy families.

Sign Up to help meet the goal of 200,000 home-prepared shared meals. You’ll join with us plus 20,000 FCS professionals, 400,000 secondary and undergraduate students, and 100 colleges and departments at higher education institutions who teach daily the many benefits of home prepared and shared meals.

Research supports spreading the word about home-prepared meals.

“…children who take part in family meals are less likely to be overweight, eat more healthy foods, have less delinquency, greater academic achievement, improved psychological well-being, and positive family interactions.” view source

Join us in preparing a simple, nutritious meal at home by checking out these resources here

Need more resources? Go to The Family Dinner Project resources

or No Kid Hungry.

Tweet your dining fun at #healthyfamselfie or #fcsday.

Baker's Glossary

What Is blend?

To mix two or more ingredients together with a spoon, whisk, electric mixer, blender, or processor

Visit our online Baking Glossary with more than 350 terms!   


Here are quick-links to some of the resources provided in this newsletter:

Snowman Building Kit
Simply Shared Cookie Recipes
Holiday Cookie Swap
Soft Sugar Cookies
Sugar Glitter
Chocolate Peppermint Pie
Gift tags
2016 Educator Award
Free Lessons with purchase

Home Baking Association
Executive Officers

First Vice President

Tom Payne
King Arthur Flour

Sam Garlow
Shawnee Milling Company

Second Vice President: 
Eric Wall
Cereal Food Processors

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Message from the President


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