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Baking Recipes

They say baking is more science than art, but these recipes will have you writing poetry about all the cookies, cakes, scones, and pies you create. Be sure to explore our collection of baking spices for more culinary, or artistic, inspiration.

Charnuska-Sesame Seed Parker House Rolls

Charnuska-Sesame Seed Parker House Rolls

These deliciously fluffy dinner rolls are perfect for holiday dinners or even a summer potluck. The bitter and savory notes of the charnuksa seeds are an excellent accent for the...
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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

This recipe comes to us courtesy of the "Spice of Life Cookbook" by Treva Davis (no longer in print). She writes, "I got this recipe several children ago from a...
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Cheesecake

Old Fashioned Cheesecake

Deliciously simple cheesecake that can be a canvas for your creativity. Try topping this with crumbles of your favorite candy bar, or make it fancy with a sweet berry puree.
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Old-Fashioned Christmas Stollen

Old-Fashioned Christmas Stollen

This is Grandma Erd's recipe that she made for as long as I can remember. The Erd Family would gather at Grandma's house on Tichigan Lake every Christmas Eve, where...
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Festive Frosted Sugar Cookies

Festive Frosted Sugar Cookies

These are your classic sugar cookies, seasoned with vanilla extract. You can try adding other flavors to this recipe too. Try adding rosewater in the icing and cardamom to...
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Garam Masala Brownies

Garam Masala Brownies

This recipe was actually a happy accident by one of our spice merchants. One night, Buster was making brownies and he accidentally reached for Garam Masala instead of Cocoa. Thus...
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Cinnamon-Citrus Biscotti

Cinnamon-Citrus Biscotti

The spices in this recipe can be changed to meet your own tastes. Sometimes and ginger and chrystalized ginger with toasted almonds are used.
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Classic Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pumpkin Pie

This recipe makes two 9-inch deep dish pies. They're so delicious, you won't have to worry about what to do with the second pie. 
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Apple-Ginger Scones

Apple-Ginger Scones

Soft inside, with a crisp outside. The sweet apples deliciously juxtaposed the spicy bits of spicy candied ginger. Recipe courtesy of La Matriz Bakery. Visit our blog to learn more....
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Hibiscus Infused Tea Cookies

Hibiscus Infused Tea Cookies

To make hibiscus sugar, grind the dried hibiscus leaves in a coffee bean grinder. Strain through a sifter, and add sugar according to the desired taste.
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Orange Blossom Sugar Cookies

Orange Blossom Sugar Cookies

Note that this calls for both Orange EXTRACT AND Orange FLOWER WATER.
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Old Fashioned Fruitcake

Old Fashioned Fruitcake

Good luck having leftovers when you bake this recipe with a mix of nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cloves.
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Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Chocolate Espresso Cookies

This recipe (and some cookies!) was given to us by a long-term Evanston customer. They have a wonderfully strong coffee flavor, enhanced by the chocolate.
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Rebekah's Anise and Orange Liqueur Cakes

Rebekah's Anise and Orange Liqueur Cakes

These little cakes are the perfect dessert or tea party sweet.
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Bergamot Tea Cakes

Bergamot Tea Cakes

These light, buttery cookies echo the flavor of Earl Grey Tea. They are quick and easy to make, and perfect served with your favorite cup of tea.
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