Fun Recipes for First-Time Bakers

The beginning of a new year is always a great time to start new hobbies. For some people, that means trying a new sport, learning a new language, or reading more books. But many others’ resolution for the year to come is usually to learn how to bake, which can sound intimidating. So let’s start easy. Here are some 3-ingredient recipes for inexperienced bakers.


Shortbread Biscuits


Shortbread biscuits arranged on an English napkin

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Starting with the easiest of all, shortbread biscuits. With a simple 1-2-3 rule, this delicious recipe can be memorized super quickly. Using one part sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour, these tasty cookies will make an inexperienced baker look like a professional chef. Just don’t forget to pierce little holes on your cookies with a fork – this helps the dessert bake evenly!


Peanut Butter Cookies


Stacked up peanut butter cookies

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Who said tasty treats are hard to make? All you need to prepare these delicious cookies is peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. First, mix the sugar and the peanut butter, and then add the egg. If you are feeling inspired, add some vanilla or chocolate chips to the dough. Then pop it in the oven for about 12 minutes, and your first batch of homemade cookies is ready!


Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake


hocolate Mug Cakes in vintage colorful cups on gray background

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Even without an oven, there are still other ways to bake a cake! If you have a mug and a microwave, you are good to go. Simply mix chocolate hazelnut spread, an egg, and flour in a mug, then pop it in the microwave for around 2 minutes. Quick and easy. But if you want to go to the next level, use some chocolate hazelnut spread to ice the top of the cake. Voilà!