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The Ultimate Cookie Handbook

Get ready to make cookies that rival your favorite bakery. 🍪 The Ultimate Cookie Handbook shares the sweet SCIENCE of cookie baking in a fun, visual way allowing you to create & customize your own recipes.

Don’t be surprised if your creations start being requested by EVERYONE at every single event.

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Handle the Heat Magazine (limited edition CHOCOLATE issue!)

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The Handle the Heat Baking School

The online community for people who want to master the science of baking, join monthly live classes, whip up impressive treats, and find new baking BFFs.

Doors are currently closed.

What Handle the Heat Students have to say:

I've been taking on new challenges thanks to all the Zoom classes, and I feel much more confident when baking, now that I understand more about how the ingredients work together and the best tools to use.

- Cindy D.

The Zoom classes have been amazing! The community is so supportive, and the response to any questions is almost immediate!! My kids, their friends, and my friends think I'm some kind of baker now! 

- Karen V.

I have a young child and can't always attend the live classes, but I love watching the recordings and baking the recipe at my own pace. The Facebook group is another fantastic resource where you can personally interact with Tessa and her team...They are so accessible, which is not something I've seen from other food bloggers.

- Kelly D.

I have been baking for many years, but Tessa and the group have brought my skills to the next level. Joining this group was a great decision.

- Lucille B.

An amazingly positive and encouraging community combined with so many fabulous videos and classes by Tessa to help you improve all aspects of your baking.

- Amanda B.


The Handle the Heat Baker's Apron

I created this apron to be ultra wearable, functional, and stylish. After feeling frustrated with aprons that were too pretty to use or too stiff to feel comfortable, we found the perfect solution with soft yet durable recycled fabric that serves our mission of sustainability.

Not only that, but the apron features two different length options so if you’re petite like me, you still feel cute and feminine instead of drowning in fabric. 

Each size also has a tea towel holder to wipe away spills in a flash, as well as a super handy measuring weight guide so you can always bake the Handle the Heat way to all but guarantee bakery-quality results in your kitchen (and look good while doing it!).

The Magic of Baking Course You Need

Learn how to tweak your own recipes! No more misses, only HITS coming out of your kitchen. This is everything I WISH people knew before they’d ever bake another recipe again.

You’ll learn HOW and WHY things work (or don’t) so you can consistently create delicious treats every single time.

What course students are saying:

The course is fun, informative and easy to follow. I love how it literally breaks everything down so you can physically see and understand how it all works without feeling overwhelmed.

- Ali W.

For me, The Magic of Baking is what has made such a difference in my baking. It has COMPLETELY taken my confidence to another level. I actually have had people ask me when I’m going to open a bakery!

- Nicole W.

About Tessa

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I’m a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!).

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