Weekend Cooking

13 Baking Projects For When You Just Wanna Stay Indoors

You knead to try these.

January  5, 2018

Whether it’s scrapbooking, whittling, calligraphy, or cooking, the perfect time for a project is the weekend. And when it comes to winter weekends, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better option than baking. If it’s too chilly to step outside, pillowy loaves, towering cakes, and swirly rolls make delicious distractions. And ovens filled with cheese-stuffed breads or light-as-air cinnamon sugar puffs warm up kitchens faster than ancient radiators (in my experience). Plus, the mouth-watering scent of cookies magically quells any cabin-fever spats.

If you're looking for some baking inspiration, we've gathered 13 of our most project-worthy breads, cookies, and treats to warm you through the weekend.

Not-So-Basic Breads

Sweet Treats

What are some baking project you've tried? Share your successes (and failures!) in the comments!

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Katie is a food writer and editor who loves cheesy puns and cheesy cheese.