K. Zimmerman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes K. Zimmerman has tested.

A loaf of monkey bread--balls of caramel-coated bread dough dripping caramel sauce on a rectangle plate

Monkey Bread from Zoë François

A gooey, sweet, classic bread made from pull-apart blobs of brioche dough coated in a buttery, cinnamony caramel sauce that’s gonna distract you in the best possible way.

Coconut lime cookies drizzled with icing and garnished with lime zest on wax paper.

Coconut Lime Cookies

Think sugar cookie meets margarita. Or something like that. And just as difficult to stop at a single taste.

Three stacks of chewy molasses cookies on a white marble cake stand.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

The holidays incarnate. That’s what these cookies are to us. They’re magnificently and traditionally spiced and are crinkly and chewy. All in the best possible sort of way.

Brown butter banana bread sheet cake on a wire rack, with a few pieces cut out and garnished with bananas and chopped nuts.

Brown Butter Banana Bread Sheet Cake

Sheet cakes are a great choice for a crowd or just for a Tuesday. Easy to bake, decorate, and transport and loved by all. This moist chocolate banana beauty is no exception.

A snowflake cookies frosted with royal icing on a granite background

Snowflake Cookies

Snowflake cookies—no two exactly the same—that are enhanced with vanilla and orange zest. Lovely regardless of whether you go all glam and fancy them up…or not.

Thankful butterscotch cake in close-up with a large piece cut out and a slice in the foreground.

Thankful Butterscotch Cake

What’s with the thankfulness, you ask? For starters, this sleek, sophisticated, tender-crumbed cake smothered in butterscotch and stacked to the heavens.

One-bowl blueberry buckle in a metal loaf pan cooling on a wire rack, with a pink bowl filled with buckle and a scoop of ice cream.

One-Bowl Blueberry Buckle

Blueberry buckle is so easy to make but so hard to forget. Seriously–crispy edges, jammy blueberries, and tender cake in between. It’s perfection.

Diamond shaped chocolate pecan bars on a white background.

Chocolate Pecan Bars

A sweet treat that the kids can help make. Chocolate, sweet pecan filling, and buttery crust. But if you don’t want to share, we won’t tell.