Book Review: Super Simple Baking for Kids by Charity Mathews

Share your love of baking with your children ― the super-easy, kid-friendly beginner’s cookbook.

When it comes to baking, even the littlest hands are eager to start mixing up tasty treats. Super Simple Baking for Kids equips new bakers with the most fun and easiest-ever recipes to whip up. Cookies, muffins, and cakes galore are sure to leave even grown-ups asking for more.

Beginning with the basics, kids ages six to eight will learn key baking skills like how to separate eggs or knead dough. When these techniques are mastered, they can cook up over 55 super yummy recipes with confidence. (If only they were old enough to do the dishes!)

This kids baking cookbook includes:

  • Kids Baking tutorials―Kids learn all about equipment, safety, and skills they need to be successful in the kitchen.
  • Easy as 1,2,3―Recipes use 5-10 ingredients max, no fancy equipment, and are labeled in degree of easiness.
  • Fun foods―Making eating just as fun as baking with sweet and savory recipes like Rainbow Sprinkle Whoopie Pies, Apple-Cider Doughnut Cake, Soft Pretzels and more.

The sweetest treat you’ll find in this kids baking cookbook is even better than something you can eat―it’s the memories you’ll cook up.


My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Super Simple Baking for Kids is more than a cookbook for kids ages 6 to 10. It begins with the basics of baking, explaining simple things that a parent may not even think of having to explain. It continues to teach basics throughout the book as needed.

On the left side of the pages are tips. Many of the tips are just instructing to have an adult do something that could be harmful to a child such as removing something from the oven. Other tips are interesting and useful. I even learned how to make buttermilk!

At the end of the book are conversion tables and a difficulty index for the recipes. They’re rated by 1, 2, or 3 muffins.

I haven’t tried any of the recipes yet but I plan on doing them with my grandson when I can. This book is a great learning tool and teaches baking basics to children. What a great way to spend a couple of hours with a child.

About the Author

CHARITY CURLEY MATHEWS is a former executive at and, who’s now a family food writer and speaker, contributor to Food Network, and founder of Foodlets. com, a website full of kid-tested recipes and ideas for teaching kids to love real food. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and four small kids on a tiny farm, currently home to two naughty Lab rescues, eight chickens, two bunnies, and 100,000 bees.

3 thoughts on “Book Review: Super Simple Baking for Kids by Charity Mathews

    • sleepygirl2 November 15, 2019 / 10:54 am

      My kids are grown now but when they were younger, we got together with their cousins to bake Christmas cookies. So much fun and good memories!


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