September–December 2023 Baking Cookbook of the Months: Sarah Kieffer's Blog and Books

Welcome to the discussion and reporting thread for our September–November 2023 BCOTM, where we’ll be cooking together from the Sarah Kieffer library: Vanilla Bean Blog, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book, 100 Cookies, Baking for the Holidays, and 100 Morning Treats.* Together, the encompass recipes ranging from simple sugar cookies and quick breads to doughnuts and laminated pastries, and everything in between.

To report on a recipe, put the name of the recipe in ALL CAPS and include which book it’s in and the page number, if it’s available to you, or provide a link to an online recipe (just paste in the address, and will automatically become a clickable link when your post goes live). If you are the first to post about a recipe, please reply to this post. If someone has already posted about the recipe, reply to their post so all the posts about each recipe are linked for easy reference.

To respect the author’s copyright, please don’t post photos or verbatim copies of recipes. Links to recipes online are welcome, and you may post ingredients and summarize instructions in your own words.

Happy Baking!

*Just a heads up that the latter three books are available on Hoopla, the on-demand library app, if your local library subscribes, and 100 Cookies can be borrowed free on kindle if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber in the US.


I made this recipe for breakfast on my grandson’s birthday. The family inhaled them but my daughter might have not been too happy about them having sweets for breakfast. There are sprinkles in the scone and some sprinkled on top. I didnt have any but it looked like a tender flaky scone. My family loved them.


I’ve made the Meyer Lemon Cake from Vanilla Bean Blog a few times.

We love it, and friends raved about it long after the cake was gone.


Cinnamon rolls from the blog. Soft, rich and delicious. Didn’t get a good photo because we couldn’t wait.


Sour Cream Dough page 270 a dreamy dough to work with which is made in a stand mixer. Rolls out so easily and i made this doughfor my kolaches.

Kolaches page 133 since i had some farmers cheese to use up I used half farmers half cream cheese, sugar lemon juice. My centres were some with apricot jam and some with lemon curd. After rolling out the dough, making an indentation, filling it, brushing egg wash, sprinkling with

strudel, and baking.
I made this before her website and books became BCOM. This is a very impressive bake. I felt like it came from a european bakery. There is a recipe for kolaches on her website Vanilla Baking Blog but its a different dough.


@Stef_bakes, which book is this from?

Sorry about that, 100 MORNING TREATS

@Stef_bakes, thanks, I think you can still edit that into your post (depending on how soon you return to your post, of course).

The pancake princess after baking off 76 cinnamon roll recipes named these as #1. Ive baked them and they are outstanding.