Baking skills

Learn about the best baking tools, ingredient substitutions, and tips for baking perfect cakes, cookies, bread, and more!

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Why Do Some Bakers Add Vinegar to Their Pie Dough?
Is it the secret ingredient that produces the flakiest, most tender crust?
21 Easy Bar Cookie Recipes That Are Perfect for Bake Sales, Potlucks, or Just Because
These easy-to-make and easy-to-eat treats are favorites for good reason. Make lemon bars, chocolate-pecan-pie bars, brownies, peach crumble bars, or any of these irresistible bar cookies soon.
What's the Difference Between Macaroons and Macarons?
Their names are almost the same and they're often confused but these gluten-free cookies each have a distinct look and taste.
Our Most Popular Cookie Recipes Ever
From soft and chewy chocolate chip to oatmeal raisin cookies, these are the recipes our readers can't get enough of.

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Should You Bake with Glass, Ceramic, or Metal Pie Plates? Consider the Pros and Cons of Each
Here, we explain why it's important to consider what type of pie plate to use when you're making pie.
When and How to Substitute Gluten-Free Flours in Baking
Once you understand how to make the swap, you can create gluten-free versions of your favorite treats with ease.
8 of Martha's All-Time Best Baking Tips, According to Our Readers

We recently asked our Instagram followers to share the best baking advice they learned from our founder over the years.