08 November 2019

Free Printable Thanksgiving Baking Planner

Download a free printable Thanksgiving baking planner - features recipes, sources and ingredients lists to get organized for holiday baking.


Free Printable Thanksgiving Baking Planner

Thanksgiving is coming ! If you're like me, around the holidays, you're busy baking all sorts of sweet treats. One thing you don't want is to run out of ingredients you need halfway through baking. The good news is I have a solution to avoid that : a baking planner.

This printable Thanksgiving baking planner will help you organize your holiday baking : it has lists where you can write down recipe names, recipe sources (cookbooks, websites, magazines, etc), and all the ingredients you will need. It also has a space for notes (for example, remember to get the butter out of the fridge so it can soften before you start making chocolate chip cookies !).

Here's more good news : this Thanksgiving planner is free to download !

You can use this free baking planner along with these free printable recipe cards, and if you want to get a headstart on Christmas baking, you can also find two free printable holiday baking planners here.


How to download and print your free printable Thanksgiving baking planner :

● Click the download link below.
● Click the arrow (top right corner) to save the file.
● Open the document.
● Print the document on A4 (21cm x 29,7cm/8.3in x 11.7in) size paper.



Let me know if you download this Thanksgiving baking planner ! Happy baking !

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04 June 2019

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Learn how to make homemade dulce de leche - only one ingredient necessary !



How to make dulce de leche
Dulce de leche is an amazing milky sweet caramel spread - it's perfect on bread or brioche, and nothing beats a spoonful of dulce de leche right out of the jar ! You could also use dulce de leche in or on ice cream. Dulce de leche is really easy to make : you will need a can of sweetened condensed milk... and some patience ! You will understand why if you keep reading :)

How to make dulce de leche :

Put the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan filled with water. Make sure the water comes up to an inch or two above the can !
Set the saucepan on medium-high heat to simmer for 2 hours, checking every 30 minutes to make sure the can of sweetened condensed milk is still covered in water. If it's not or if water has evaporated, add water.
After 2 hours, turn the heat off and leave the can in the hot water for another 30 minutes.
Using tongs, take the can of sweetened condensed milk (now delicious dulce de leche) out of the water, and let it cool down completely before opening it !
Once the dulce de leche has cooled down, open the can and transfer the dulce de leche to a jar or airtight container, and keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.


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  • How to make dulce de leche
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    How to make dulce de leche
    Here's the recipe for dulce de leche :

    How to make dulce de leche


    Ingredients :
    1 can of sweetened condensed milk

    Instructions :
  • Put the unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan filled with water (make sure the water level is an inch or 2 above the can)), and set the saucepan on the stove (medium-high heat) to simmer for about 2 hours. Check regularly (every 30 minutes) to make sure the can is still covered with water, adding water if necessary.
  • After 2 hours, turn the heat off, and leave the can in the hot water for another 30 minutes.
  • Take the can of sweetened condensed milk out of the water with tongs, and let it cool down completely before opening it.
  • Transfer the dulce de leche to a glass jar, and keep in the fridge for up to 2 or 3 weeks.

  • How to make dulce de leche

    28 May 2019

    Homemade Peanut Butter

    Learn how to make homemade peanut butter ! No added sugar or oil. Only one ingredient.



    how to make peanut butter
    Homemade peanut butter is the easiest thing to do ! This recipe has no added sugar, no added oil, just one ingredient : peanuts !

    To make the peanut butter you see in the pictures, I did use two types of peanuts : unsalted and salted peanuts, in the same amount (200 grams of each). I've made peanut butter before using only unsalted peanuts - you can use any type of peanut you want, it's up to you ! The directions of the recipe will be the same for all peanuts : just blend, blend, blend ! :)

    how to make peanut butter
    How to make peanut butter :

    Blend the peanuts.

    It's that simple ! Just blend the peanuts in a food processor until you get peanut butter. At first it'll look like peanut crumbs (see photo below), but just keep blending : the peanut butter will come together.

    how to make peanut butter
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    how to make peanut butter
    Here's the recipe for homemade peanut butter :

    How to make peanut butter


    Ingredients :
    400g unsalted peanuts

    Instructions :
  • In a food processor, blend the peanuts until smooth (5 to 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the peanut butter to a jar and keep in the fridge.

  • how to make peanut butter
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    how to make peanut butter

    14 March 2019

    Nutella Sun Pastry

    You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy Nutella sun pastry that'll impress your guests !


    Easy Nutella pastry
    This Nutela sun pastry is the non-holiday version of this Nutella Christmas tree pastry. The recipe is the same, the end result is different, but this Nutella sun pastry is still impressive (and delicious, of course). You only need a few ingredients for this easy Nutella pastry dessert :

  • Puff pastry - I used storebought, but if you want to use homemade, go ahead ! You'll need two 6in circles of puff pastry to make this Nutella sun pastry.
  • Nutella - I didn't measure out exactly how much Nutella I used, but 4-5 tablespoons will be enough. You don't want to use too much Nutella or twisting the dough will be a bit more difficult.
  • Egg yolk (Optional) - to give the Nutella pastry that beautiful golden color !

  • You could also sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the pastry before you put it in the oven, or add a dusting of icing sugar after the pastry has cooled.
    Easy Nutella pastry
    Here's how to make a Nutella sun pastry :

    1). Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (about 4 or 5 tablespoons - don't use too much.)
    2). Cover with the second circle of puff pastry.
    3). Place a round cookie-cutter (or an upside down glass) in the center of the puff pastry circle.
    4). Using a sharp knife, make cuts about 1cm apart around the cookie cutter (see picture).
    5). Twist the sliced dough a couple times.
    6). Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash.
    7). Bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color.
    Easy Nutella pastry
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    Easy Nutella pastry
    Here's the recipe for this Nutella Sun pastry :

    Nutella puff pastry dessert


    Ingredients :
    2 puff pastry circles (6in)
    4-5 tablespoons of Nutella
    1 egg yolk
    Optional : vanilla sugar and/or icing sugar

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven
  • Roll out the puff pastry. On one circle, spread a thin layer of Nutella (you can microwave the Nutella for about 10-15 seconds to make it easier to spread.)
  • Cover with the second circle of puff pastry. Place a round cookie-cutter (or an upside down glass) in the center of the puff pastry circle.
  • Using a sharp knife, make cuts about 1cm apart around the cookie cutter. Twist the sliced dough a couple times.
  • Beat an egg yolk and brush the puff pastry with the egg wash. Optional : sprinkle some vanilla sugar over the dough.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (180°C, until the puff pastry is a nice golden color. Optional : add a dusting of icing sugar over the cooled pastry.

  • Easy Nutella pastry

    05 March 2019

    Chocolate Chip Nutella Oat Bars

    These oat crumble bars have a hidden Nutella layer and are topped with chocolate chips to make them extra delicious.



    nutella oatmeal bars
    To make these chocolate chip Nutella oat bars, I used the same recipe as these applesauce oatmeal bars and these banana oat bars. This time, though, no fruit ! The applesauce or bananas are replaced with Nutella, and the bars are topped with chocolate chips.

    This recipe for Nutella oatmeal bars is egg-free (and you'll only need to wash one bowl when you're done making them !)

    nutella oatmeal bars
    To make chocolate chip Nutella oat bars, you'll have to combine the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, oats, baking powder and salt), before you add in softened butter and mix until it forms crumbs.
    Spread a little over half the dough in a pan, press with your fingers to make a base, and bake for 15 minutes.
    Take the pan out of the oven and spread some Nutella on it (I'd recommend microwaving it for about 15 seconds to make it softer and easier to spread). Add the remaining crumbs on top, the chocolate chips, and bake for another 35 minutes.
    Let the chocolate chips Nutella oatmeal bars cool completely before cutting into squares.

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    nutella oatmeal bars
    Here's the recipe for chocolate chip Nutella oat bars :

    nutella oatmeal bars


    Ingredients :
    190g of flour
    150g of light brown sugar
    1/8 tsp of salt
    1 tsp of baking powder
    140g of rolled oats
    175g of butter, softened
    Nutella
    2 tbsp of chocolate chips

    Instructions :
  • Preheat the oven.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and oats.
  • Add in the butter and combine (using your fingers) until it forms crumbs.
  • In an 8x8in (20x20cm) pan covered in baking paper, spread a little over half of the mixture, and flatten it (using the bottom of a glass or your fingers) to form the base of the Nutella bars. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Take the pan out of the oven, spread Nutella (I used about 4 or 5 tablespoons) on the base, and sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top. Add the chocolate chips
  • Bake for 35 minutes (at 150/180°C).
  • Let cool completely before cutting into bars.

  • nutella oatmeal bars
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    nutella oatmeal bars

    08 January 2019

    The 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2018

    Here are the 10 most popular recipes posted on this blog in 2018 ! Cakes, cookies,pastries : these desserts are the ones you liked.


    popular dessert recipes
    10. GINGERBREAD SNICKERDOODLES

    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. Baking soda and cream of tartar free.

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles

    9. 4 INGREDIENTS CAKE RECIPE (tied with EASTER CHOCOLATE COOKIE BARS)

    This is my favorite cake recipe. It only requires four ingredients (plus flavoring of your choice) and it is perfect for layer cakes !

    4 ingredients layer cake recipe

    Save up your Easter eggs to make these Easter chocolate cookie bars ! These chewy bars are made with 6 basic ingredients and as much chocolate as your heart desires.

    easter egg cookies

    8. FRAISIER (French strawberry cake)

    Fraisier is a French strawbery cake : a génoise (white cake) is filled with crème mousseline and fresh strawberries. This is a classic French dessert.

    french strawberry dessert

    7. CHOCOLATE BANANA MINI CAKES

    This recipe for moist chocolate banana mini cakes is the perfect way to use up ripe bananas.

    chocolate banana muffins

    6. NOUGAT CREAM COOKIE SLICES

    Nougat cream cookie slices are made with a shortbread cookie base, nougat cream and a white chocolate drizzle.

    nougat cookie bars squares

    5. NUTELLA CHRISTMAS TREE PASTRY

    Need an easy Christmas dessert ? Look no further than this Christmas tree shaped Nutella filled pastry ! If you want to make this year-round, just don't cut out a Christmas tree shape in the puff pastry.

    Nutella puff pastry dessert

    4. ALMOND SABLES (Almond shortbread cookies)

    These buttery sablés (French shortbread cookies) are made using ground almonds and a couple of drops of almond extract to take the almond flavor up a notch. Only four ingredients and no eggs required !

    almond shortbread cookies
    3. BEST VANILLA CUPCAKES

    This recipe makes the best vanilla cupcakes ever : they stay soft & moist for days ! They'll be the perfect base for any cupcake creations you come up with !

    soft moist vanilla cupcakes

    2. TARTE À LA CRÈME (Pastry cream tart)

    Tarte à la Crème (Pastry Cream Tart) is just that : a pie crust filled with delicious pastry cream. This French tart is very easy to make (and even easier to eat !).

    french pastry cream tart recipe

    1. TWO INGREDIENTS CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

    Here's how to make a fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting with only two ingredients. This frosting can even be made in the microwave !

    chocolate buttercream with only 2 ingredients


    Let me know in the comments if you made one of these recipes ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    18 December 2018

    5 Christmas Recipes

    Here are 5 easy dessert recipes that will be perfect for Christmas ! Cookies, pastries, truffles : you're sure to find something you'll want to bake !


    easy Christmas dessert
    1. COQUILLE DE NOËL (French Christmas Brioche)

    Coquille de Noël is a French Christmas brioche. Originally from Northern France, this brioche will be perfect on your Christmas Day breakfast table ! This pairs perfecty with hot chocolate.

    French Christmas brioche recipe

    2. WHITE CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

    White chocolate truffles are an easy no-bake treat that only requires four ingredients.

    White Chocolate Truffles no bake 4 ingredients

    3. GINGERBREAD SNICKERDOODLES

    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. Baking soda and cream of tartar free.

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles

    4. THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES EVER

    This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've used it for years and it makes the best chocolate chip cookies ever.

    best chocolate chip cookies

    5. NUTELLA CHRISTMAS TREE PASTRY

    Need an easy Christmas dessert ? Look no further than this Christmas tree shaped Nutella filled pastry !

    Nutella puff pastry dessert

    You can check out all the Christmas recipes by clicking here. Don't forget to check out all the cookies and bars recipes posted on this blog by clicking here, or check out the recipe index if you want to bake something other than cookies ! You can also search recipes by ingredients.

    Let me know in the comments if you try one of these recipes for Christmas ! You can also share a picture on Instagram by tagging @acupofsprinkles and using the hashtag #acupofsprinkles !

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    Want to organize your Christmas baking ? Check out my free printable Holiday baking planners and free printable recipe cards !

    14 December 2018

    Gingerbread Snickerdoodles

    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. Baking soda and cream of tartar free.



    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles
    This snickerdoodles recipe uses gingerbread sugar for the coating instead of the typical cinnamon sugar. I used my go-to snickerdoodles recipe, which is baking soda free and cream of tartar free - and yes, the snickerdoodles still stay soft !

    To make the gingerbread sugar coating, you'll need a gingerbread spice mix (either store-bought or homemade - there are plenty of recipes online !). Once you have your gingerbread spice mix, the recipe is the same as any other snickerdoodles recipe : whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Cream the butter and sugar, add in the egg and vanilla, then stir in the dry ingredients. Shape the dough into balls, roll in the gingerbread sugar, bake for 12 to 15 minutes, and tada ! You have gingerbread snickerdoodles ! These cookies will be perfect for the Holidays.

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles
    Here's the recipe for gingerbread snickerdoodles :

    baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles


    Ingredients :
    180g of flour
    1/4 tsp of salt
    1 tsp of baking powder
    110g of softened butter
    150g of sugar
    1 egg
    1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
    For the cinnamon sugar coating :
    3 tbsp of sugar
    1 tsp of gingerbread spice mix

    Instructions :
  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients.
  • Put the cookie dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven.
  • In a small bowl, make the gingerbread coating : mix the sugar and gingerbread spices together.
  • Using an ice cream scoop or spoons, form balls with the cookie dough, and roll them in the gingerbread coating.
  • Put the cookie dough balls on a baking paper covered baking sheet, making sure not to put them too close together as the snickerdoodles will spread as they bake.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes (180°C/350°F), until the edges on the snickerdoodles are golden.

  • baking soda cream tartar free snickerdoodles
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