Veteran’s Day is on November 11th, 2020. And with the crazy year it’s been, we say this is another excellent opportunity to celebrate with delicious homemade baked goods!
While Veteran’s Day might not be the most traditional baking holiday, we think that any day is a good day for baking. That’s why we’re rounding up the best Veteran’s Day Baking Recipe Ideas to share with friends and family this year, even if they’re just left on a doorstep or enjoyed six feet apart.
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What is Veteran’s Day?
Veteran’s Day is a national holiday in the US. It’s always celebrated on November, 11th and it honors everyone who has or is currently serving in the military. While Memorial Day celebrates all who died in service of the country, Veteran’s Day commemorates every living and active member of the US military.
The first Veteran’s Day was celebrated in 1919 under President Woodrow Wilson and was at the time called Armistice Day. These days, the holiday is often celebrated with a day off work or school. Many families, especially those with military ties, gather to celebrate their family, friends, and compatriots who have served in the military.
And just like any proper holiday, these gatherings are centered around delicious food. Nothing brings people together in a festive way better than tasty baked goods. So let’s get to these best recipes to observe Veteran’s Day the tastiest way possible!
Veteran’s Day Baking Recipe Ideas
These adorable red and white brownies have a hint of patriotic flair with a decadent and fudgy chocolate texture. Topped with classic tangy cream cheese frosting, these are brownies with a serious upgrade.
Nothing celebrates American tradition better than a classic double-crusted apple pie. And November means that there’s no better time to eat perfectly ripe, crisp, and juicy apples. Make sure to bring enough fresh apples home from your next trip to the orchard to make this full-to-the-brim apple pie. Don’t forget the generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!
This recipe is the definition of a show-stopper. Nine gorgeous layers from deep red to true blue spell out patriotism for everyone to see. And while it might mean more time in the kitchen than some of these other Veteran’s Day recipes, it will be well worth it to celebrate the servicewomen and men in your life.
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This cookie recipe might rival apple pie as one of the most quintessential American desserts. No family gathering or barbecue is complete without these classic chocolate-studded cookies. Add chopped walnuts for an extra hit of crunchy and nutty flavor.
And if you do end up with soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies, why not turn them up a level and make red-white-and-blue decorated ice cream sandwiches? Choose your favorite ice cream flavor, from basic vanilla to homemade gelato––the flavoring options are truly endless. You can even let guests assemble their own decadent ice cream sandwiches for dessert.
This is a sophisticated dessert big enough to feed a crowd. In-season ripe pears and a homemade lattice crust make a wonderful Veteran’s Day dessert that’s shareable, sweet, and seasonal.
These adorable hand pies celebrate the red, white, and blue in a fun and portable dessert. Use fresh raspberries or strawberries and blueberries for the stars and your own puff pastry for an elevated dessert with plenty of charm. These puff pastry treats are guaranteed to please eaters of all ages.
Whoopie pies might just be one of the most underrated American desserts. And this recipe complete with extra sprinkles for crunch and American pride, are the best whoopie pies for Veteran’s Day celebrations.
Another classic American recipe, this cheesecake gets a seasonal makeover with creamy pumpkin purée. Plus, thanks to the no-bake crust and filling, it’s easy to make without turning on the oven. Note that it’s best to make this recipe a day ahead so it can firm up overnight in the fridge.
Because not all of your Veteran’s Day baking should be saved for dessert, this coffee cake has serious all-American flavor thanks to ripe apples and a crisp streusel topping. Start the holiday off on a sweet note with a home-baked breakfast that has all the warming flavors of fall.
This Veteran’s Day, bake up a storm with these patriotic and all-American recipe ideas. It’s time for a sweet pick-me-up, and November 11th is the perfect day to put your oven to use and celebrate our veterans.
Which recipe did you try out this time? Let us know in the comment below! Also, do help a friend struggling with Veterans Day Baking Ideas by sharing this post :)
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