JANUARY BAKING CHALLENGE
January 2021 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Homemade Stromboli
Because maybe you’ve had your fill of sweets by now. 😉 You’ll have enough dough to bake a 2nd stromboli, a pizza, breadsticks, or you can freeze half for another time.
How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge
- Recipe: I publish a new challenge recipe on the 1st of each month. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.
- Bake: Bake the recipe during that month.
- Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.
By emailing your recipe photo to us, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. 1 winner receives a $250 Amazon Gift Card. We keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. The challenge is open to the whole world. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!
Let’s Review the December Baking Challenge
December 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Stained Glass Window Cookies. I always try to choose recipes where your creativity can shine and the December Sally’s Baking Challenge was no exception. We saw an array of different shapes and candies used– snowflakes and Christmas trees, cookies in the shape of your home state, snowflakes, stars, wreaths, and more. Instead of Jolly Ranchers, some used melted candy canes or butterscotch candies, and others tinted their sugar cookie dough green and used red candies to make a Grinch-inspired heart. (I want to try that next year!) I also loved the gingerbread house stained glass windows and the reindeer cookies with a red stained glass nose. From sparkling sugar to royal icing, each batch of cookies was perfectly unique and it was clear that a lot of you had fun in the process. I think this was my favorite challenge of 2020!
One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Dorie:
“When I saw this recipe I was slightly intimidated by it, but you do such an excellent job Sally of breaking the recipe into steps, that it all came together beautifully! I’ve always made cookies that taste good, but aren’t beautiful. These cookies not only were very good, but they turned out beautiful! Thanks for the great and fun recipe!”
We gathered as many stained glass window cookies emailed photo entries as we could and included them below.
Challenge winner for December is Emily and she has been notified. 🙂