Bake for Family Fun Month

  • 02/14/2024
  • 09:41
  • Jackie Kolb

Bake For Family Fun Month

Whether you are looking to impress with a tasty treat at your next family party, searching for an easy recipe to occupy the kids on a cold winter’s afternoon, or just feel like cookies- Seymour Library has you covered! From cake pans and cookbooks to recipes shared by our Friends, there is something for bakers of all ages, skill levels, and interests at the library. We can’t wait to see what you create! Happy Baking!!

Check out a Cake Pan!

Don’t want to buy another cake pan that you will only use once? No worries! Seymour Library has a collection of cake pans and cookie cutters that you can check out with your library card. Choose from a fun variety of cake pans including a guitar, a giant cupcake, a teddy bear, dinosaur, Elsa from Frozen, and more!

Get inspiration from one of the library’s cookbooks! 

These titles and more are available to check out at Seymour Library. Don’t forget that your Seymour Library card grants you access to books throughout the Finger Lakes Library System (33 libraries)- that is a whole lot of cookbooks and recipes to try! 

  • Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s by Dylan B. Hollis
  • Baking Class: 50 Fun Recipes KLids Will Love to Bake! by Deanna F. Cook
  • 50 Pies, 50 States: An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the United States Through Pie by Stacey Mei Yan Fong
  • Snacking Bakes: Simple Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Brownies, Cakes, and More by Yossy Arefi
  • Happiness Is Baking: Cakes, Pies, Tarts, Muffins, Brownies, Cookies: Favorite Desserts from the Queen of Cake by Maida Heatter
  • My Pokémon Cookbook: Delicious Recipes Inspired by Pikachu and Friends by Victoria Rosenthal
  • Baked to Perfection: Delicious Gluten-Free Recipes with a Pinch of Science by Katarina Cermelj

Or maybe baking isn’t your cup of tea, but food-themed fiction is!

These books are food-themed and feature a recipe! They also “check off” a category in your 2024 Seymour Library Read More! Reading Challenge. (Read 12 books in 2024 for a chance to win a prize. Learn more here.)

  • Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
  • Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
  • A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
  • Meet Me At the Cupcake Cafe byJenny Colgan
  • Paris Daillencourt is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall
  • A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette

New recipes from the Friends of Seymour Library! 

These sweet treats are Friends Favorites and now you can make them at home! Free printed recipe cards are available at Seymour Library throughout the month of February. 

Share your baking photos/selfies with the Friends of Seymour Library at Photos will be reshared on the Friends of Seymour Library Facebook Page.

Learn more about the Friends of Seymour Library.

Cindy’s Italian Cookies

8 C. Flour
8 Eggs
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Oil
1 C. Milk
10 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Vanilla
¼ tsp. Salt
Jam of your choice

Vanilla Frosting:
1 lb. Confectioners Sugar (1 Box)
Add hot water to desired thickness (by TBSP)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Lemon Extract


  • Beat together eggs & sugar.
  • Add oil, milk, flour, baking powder, salt & vanilla.
  • Form into balls of desired size.
  • Place on greased baking sheet.
  • Bake 375 for 10- 12 minutes. Or until light golden on bottom.
  • Cool. Cut cookies in half & add jam.
  • Cover/drizzle vanilla frosting over cookies. Enjoy!

Pat’s Banana Chip Bars

¾ C. Butter or Margarine softened
⅔ C. Granulated Sugar
⅔ C. packed Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 ripe medium bananas mashed (1 C.)
2 C. Flour
2 tsp. Baking Powder
½ tsp. Salt
1 ½ C. Chocolate Chips


  • Cream butter & sugars till fluffy.  
  • Add egg & vanilla & beat well. 
  • Stir in bananas.  
  • Stir together flour, baking powder & salt.  
  •  Add to the creamed mixture & beat well. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips.   
  • Spread in a greased & floured 15 ½ x 10 ½ x 1 inch baking pan.  
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.  
  • Cool & cut into bars.  Makes 36.  
  • Enjoy!

Roseanne’s Fudge Filled Cookies

4 TBS. Crisco
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 Egg
⅓ C. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
3 C. Flour
3 tsp. Baking Powder
¼ tsp. Salt

Melt in double boiler: 1 Lg. Pkg. of Chocolate Chips & 1 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk


  • Cream together crisco, brown sugar, egg, milk, & vanilla. 
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, & salt.
  • Add flour mixture to creamed mixture.
  • Chill dough (1 hr.+).
  • Make fudge filling.
  • Roll dough into 4 strips on a floured surface.
  • Add filling to center & fold sides to meet.
  • Place on baking tray. Bake at 375 for 15 min. 
  • Cool. Cut into strips. Enjoy!