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9 DIY Treats Straight from Your Childhood

Food52 logo Food52 2017-11-09 Lindsay-Jean Hard

The Baking Club is only a week into our month with Stella Parks’ BraveTart, but members have wasted no time in baking up batches of classic store-bought treats, like Korena Vine’s homemade Oreos (shown below).

a close up of a chocolate cake © Provided by Food52 Photo by Korena Vine

Stella Parks, herself(!), has been busy answering all of our club's many questions, but we’ve learned a lot from each other, too. For example, Parks uses an embossed rolling pin to create a particularly enticing pattern on her Homemade Oreos (which grace the cover of her cookbook). But if you don’t already have one, we've picked up a couple of smart alternatives for creating your own patterned cookies:

  • Korena Vine used the dull edge of a cookie cutter to gently stamp a random pattern over the rolled-out dough (above photo).
  • Rosanne Leto used the back of a food processor pusher (the part with concentric rings) to emboss her cookies.

Nordic Ware Cookie Stamps (Set of 3) © Provided by Food52 Nordic Ware Cookie Stamps (Set of 3) Nordic Ware Cookie Stamps (Set of 3)

Winter Cookie Cutter Set © Provided by Food52 Winter Cookie Cutter Set Winter Cookie Cutter Set

Whether or not you've joined the Baking Club yet, we don't want you missing out on homemade versions of your favorite store-bought treats. Here are 9 DIY treats to get you started:

a plate of food and a cup of coffee: Nutter Butters © Provided by Food52 Nutter Butters

Nutter Butters by Hillary Pollak

a piece of chocolate cake on a table: Homemade Thin Mint-Inspired Cookies © Provided by Food52 Homemade Thin Mint-Inspired Cookies Homemade Thin Mint-Inspired Cookies by Chelsea Zwieg | The Whole Bite

DIY Fudge Stripe Cookies © Provided by Food52 DIY Fudge Stripe Cookies DIY Fudge Stripe Cookies by Nina Caldas

a group of different types of food on a grill: Homemade Samoa-Inspired Cookies © Provided by Food52 Homemade Samoa-Inspired Cookies

Homemade Samoa-Inspired Cookies by Miranda Keyes

a row of food on a table: Oatmeal Cream Pies © Provided by Food52 Oatmeal Cream Pies Oatmeal Cream Pies by sarah kieffer | the vanilla...

Bourbon-O's (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Bourbon Cream) © Provided by Food52 Bourbon-O's (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Bourbon Cream) Bourbon-O's (Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Bourbon Cream) by buttermeupbk

a piece of bread: Great Graham Crackers © Provided by Food52 Great Graham Crackers

Great Graham Crackers by Alice Medrich

a piece of cake on a plate: Fig Keplers © Provided by Food52 Fig Keplers Fig Keplers by petitbleu

a cake sitting on a table: Hostess Cupcakes © Provided by Food52 Hostess Cupcakes Hostess Cupcakes by Jestei

See what's ahead for the Baking Club this fall (and beyond) here, and get in on the action by joining us on Facebook.

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