Dessert, Cookie, Cake & Chocolate Recipes I Handle the Heat

Want to bake perfect cookies?

Welcome to Handle the Heat

Sweet Treats with a Sprinkle of Science

The Best Christmas Cookies

More Holiday Recipes

ultimate cookie handbook homepage

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.

Trending Recipes

Join Handle the Heat’s Monthly Baking Challenge

One recipe every month. Bake it. Share it. Savor it. Melt Hearts and win Prizes.

Latest Recipes​

cookie kit gif

Now Available:

The Perfect Cookie Kit

Here’s the scoop: we’ve created The Perfect Cookie Kit! 

The kit features a fun and versatile collection of baking tools to make bakery quality cookies right at home. 🍪

Get our weekly newsletter!

Sign up for our newsletter list and you’ll be the first to know about new recipes, baking challenges, and all other exciting HTH happenings! We’ll also send you our Cookie Customization Cheatsheet as a thank you.

cookie customization chart

Meet 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!).