Top 10 Baking Goods to Make During Quarantine

Cameron Sawyer, Writer

Feeling bored, being stuck at home, with nothing to do? Well, try baking some of my favorite things to bake and eat while in quarantine.


Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

These oreo cheesecake cookies will have you filled with joy! They are the perfect comfort cookie, with just the right amount of cookie and Oreo flavors. The simplicity of the recipe will have you annually baking and annually eating this delicious treat! Click here to watch a video on how to make these cookies. 


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

This unique cookie leaves everyone that tastes them, speechless. With only confectioners sugar and granulated sugar, these deep, dark, and chocolatey cookies reveal a crackled and crusty look while baking. It’s sweetness and chocolate taste will make you want these cookies all the time. Click here to view America’s Test Kitchen’s recipe.


Raspberry Linzer Cookies

This sweet, tart and soft cookie is the best cookie for any event. Sandwiched between two sugar cookies, raspberry jam is spread, giving the cookie sweetness and tartness. Half of the cookies have a cutout star, giving the cookie extra decoration. When all of the cookies are assembled, a little dust of confectioners sugar is added to give it sweetness and add to its beautiful decoration. Here is the recipe for these amazing raspberry Linzer cookies.


Chocolate Banana Muffins

This family recipe is the best banana bread you will ever have. Its warm interior just makes you want to have more. With a sugar and salt crust on top, more flavors are added to the delicious taste of the banana. To spice up your bread or muffins, adding chocolate chips adds a whole new level of sweetness and flavor that will have you wanting them daily. Perfect for breakfast or dessert, this family recipe has never failed.


Homemade Whoopie Pies

This chocolatey cake sandwiched by a creamy marshmallow filling will have you making these annually. This treat will please just about anyone, from your younger sibling to your grandparent. Although they sound challenging to make, these treats made by Robin Donovan, recipe developer, and author, are easier than you may think. Click here to purchase her book, for under $20, and to follow the recipe.


Rasberry Melt-Aways

Hence the name, these sweet and delicious cookies truly do melt away in your mouth. The combination of confectioners sugar and cornstarch in the dough gives it that smooth and melty feeling. With a hint of raspberry in the dough and a raspberry glaze, these fruit-forward cookies will have you reaching for more and more. It is the perfect treat for any event and will have your guests asking to make them for every occasion. Click here to purchase Robin Donovan’s book, for under $20, and to follow the recipe.


Berry Snack Cake

This berry delight is the perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert. With blueberries and raspberries incorporated in the dough, the cake adds a tart and sweet flavor that have your tastebuds wanting more. The berries add a bright and colorful glow to the cake, making you want to savor every single bite. Want to make this delicious treat on your own? Click here to follow America’s Test Kitchen’s recipe


Homemade Cake Pops

This treat is the most fun form of cake yet! Easy to eat and sweet, these treats are a show stopper. Although they take more time to make and prepare, they are well worth it! Its moist and flavorful inside compliments the hard chocolatey outside so well. With your imagination to run wild, these pops can be made any way you prefer, different decorating strategies, different flavors of cake, etc. Here is the recipe for these scrumptious cake pops made by America’s Test Kitchen.


Copy-Cat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

This ice cream cake will stop you from buying an ice cream cake ever again. The homemade cookie crumbles and fudge adds a whole level of texture and sweetness that a store-bought ice cream cake can not provide. It’s delicious homemade whipped cream makes you want to eat it with a spoon. This cake is perfect for any occasion; birthday, anniversary, holiday. The next time someone asks for an ice cream cake, do not go out to the store! Follow the recipe here.


Beer Bread

This extremely simple recipe created by Tastefully Simple is an excellent beer bread. With only three ingredients, this bread is very easy to make and tastes wonderful! Although it does take some time to bake, your house will be filled with the aroma of freshly baked bread. Here is the recipe for this delicious beer bread.