Use Your Rolling Pin Alongside Your Mobile Device

Apps to help flatten the baking competition.

By on December 18, 2013

The holidays are here. What says you care more than homemade gifts? Use the best holiday baking apps to help spread a little Christmas cheer to your friends, family and colleagues.

First on your list: Pinterest. This hybrid social networking and blogging site will get your culinary creativity flowing. With thousands of recipes, including what’s trending this year, you can find the “pinspiration” you need to shine this holiday season. Be sure to visit Rachael Ray’s Holiday Desserts board for some great ideas.

Don’t stress over teacher gifts this year. Turn to Epicurious for inspiration on baking cookies. Not only does this app allow you to search by ingredient, but you can also create shopping lists. Plus, don’t forget to save your favorite recipes into your Recipe Box for future holidays.

Knowing what to bring to your family’s house during the holidays just got easier. With BigOven and AllRecipes, you’ll be able to access more than 300,000 dessert recipes and cure any sweet tooth’s craving.

Outside the kitchen, keep the kids entertained during long holiday travels with Bakery Story and Holiday Bakery. Both games are filled with hours of fun as your kids “bake” cakes to advance to the next level. While they’re mastering the virtual kitchen, you’ll make it to grandma’s house in no time.

Use these apps and ideas to make this Christmas even sweeter.