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From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook for kids comes the ultimate baking book. America’s Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS!


Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes!), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it’s fun!

  • Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 5,000 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels―including recipes for breakfast, breads, pizzas, cookies, cupcakes, and more
  • Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen
  • Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America’s Test Kitchen test cooks will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.

By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America’s Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

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Apple Crisp

Serves 8 Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes cooling time


1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. In medium bowl, use rubber spatula to stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle melted butter over oat mixture and toss with fork or your fingers until mixture comes together.

3. In large bowl, use rubber spatula to stir together sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Add apples to bowl with cornstarch mixture and toss to coat.

4. Use rubber spatula to scrape apple mixture into 8-inch square baking dish. Crumble oat topping into pea-size clumps and sprinkle oat topping evenly over apple mixture.

5. Place baking dish in oven. Bake until filling is bubbling around edges and topping is golden brown, about 40 minutes.

6. Use oven mitts to remove baking dish from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking dish on cooling rack and let apple crisp cool on rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Making a Crisp Topping

1. Toss oat mixture with fork or your fingers until mixture comes together.

2. Crumble oat topping into pea-size clumps and sprinkle evenly over apple mixture.


⅔ cup (3 ⅓ ounces) all-purpose flour

½ cup (1½ ounces) old-fashioned rolled oats

¼ cup packed (1¾ ounces) light brown sugar

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

¼ cup (1¾ ounces) sugar 2 teaspoons cornstarch

⅛ teaspoon salt

2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch pieces

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Muffins, Quick Breads & Other Breakfast Treats

“This was very fun. We had learned about fractions in school, and now we are using math. And chocolate chips. Yummy!” – Morgan, 9

Pizza, Flatbread & Other Savory Baked Goods

“Loved the quick and easy sauce. Delicious. Perfect crust.” – Helen, 12

Cookies & Bars

“This would be a great snack to have when I get home from school!” – Victoria, 13

Cakes & Cupcakes

“The recipe was so good! I had a soccer game, so I made an extra batch for my soccer team. They loved it!” – Perrie, 9


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