It’s back-to-school time, and for many of us, that means back-to-baking time, as the new school year brings with it many after-school and weekend bake sales. This time of year is fun for kids, but can be a little stressful for parents who are deciding what to bake. To ease you back into the bake-sale season, we’ve rounded up a few quick and easy McCormick recipes that that will please both you and the kids.
The two most iconic bake-sale items and crowd favorites are fudgy brownies and chocolate chip cookies. To make your next bake sale a hit, we’ve taken these American classics and added a new twist. With a few "secret" ingredients like ground cinnamon and flavored extracts, these traditional desserts are given new flavors while still maintaining their traditional appeal.
To make your bake sale even more special, try displaying the cookies and brownies on brightly colored napkins and paper plates. Also, be sure to incorporate an ingredient list tag to avoid any allergies that patrons might have. You could even include a recipe card along with the baked item so that people can make this delicious treat again — or they even may bring it to the next bake sale.
Bake sales are not only for a good cause, but they bring the community together, too. Rock this year’s bake sale and support your local cause with a few simple additions to classic desserts. Check out these new recipes for jazzed-up brownies and cookies that the kids (and adults) will devour.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes