15+ early Black Friday deals on holiday baking essentials, from $5

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On your mark, get set… bake! (Photos: Amazon)

Ready for some sugar and spices? From now through January, our ovens will bring out cookies with a festive flair. As a baker, this is hands down my favorite time of year (if we don’t count summer). I currently have a pumpkin loaf to cool and I’m excited to get my hands dirtier with flour and sugar. My baker’s shelf is practically tipping over with tools to help me make my Christmas cookies, cakes and breads tasty, pretty and efficient – all of which can be found on Amazon with Black Friday discounts ahead of the big day. I’ve perused the retail giant’s offerings and picked out the best deals on bakeware that will help make your holiday joys unforgettable.

meat thermometer

You’ll probably need a digital thermometer for any meat you’re preparing for the holidays, but you can also use one to check the doneness of quick breads, cakes, and muffins instead of using a cake tester or toothpick. This is one of the most popular on Amazon with 52,000 five-star reviews – and it’s 60% off for Black Friday.

Silicone baking mats

A silicone baking mat is a game changer in the kitchen — it prevents your cookies from sticking to your baking sheet like parchment paper without cooking spray, only the silicone mat is reusable (and keeps the baking sheets clean!).

refrigerated shelves

A good cooling rack will help your cookies, cakes, scones and anything else you want to bake from drying out – it will also get you eating a lot quicker.

bread pan

Pumpkin bread, cranberry loaf, and (gasp!) fruitcake — you can’t have any of these sweets without a loaf pan. Just make sure you get the right size for your prescription. This pan is textured so it doesn’t stick and comes in an 8″ and 9″ version.

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baking tray

Of course, you’ll need a baking sheet for all of your candy cane silhouettes with snowflake cutouts, but you’ll likely need more than one as there are a multitude of uses for these baking sheets that go beyond cookies.

rolling pin

When it comes to rolling pins, you have plenty to choose from. This classic style is good for a baker of any experience. It has two handles with nylon bearings to roll out the dough without friction.

bank scraper

Even if you just want to bake cookies for the holidays, a bench scraper is a tool you’ll use year-round. A bench scraper helps you scrape, lift, and cut dough, but it’s also magical for removing crumbs and debris from counters and tables – it’s sort of like a crumb that waiters and white tablecloths use in restaurants.

cookie cutters

This set of cookie cutters has all the traditional shapes your family and guests will want around the holidays, and it’s only $8. You can’t beat this price for holiday joy.

flour shaker

  • OXO Good Grips Baker’s Duster

    $12

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Sprinkling flour across your workspace is a lot harder than it seems when you want to spread it evenly. You can thank the folks at Oxo for this device – it helps you dust your surfaces without using too much or too little flour for your baking ambitions. It can also be used to sprinkle colored sugar and powdered sugar over your cookies.

parchment paper

Parchment paper lets you bake cookies without sticking to the baking sheet, but you can use it for quick breads and cakes so they pop out of their pans easily.

cookie scoops

For truly impressive drop cookies, a cookie scoop is a must. It works just like an ice cream scoop, except it makes a smaller ball. The result is perfectly round cookies. This set contains three sizes.

cake plates

For cakes, a glass cake stand is an elegant way to display your confections. This one is popular at a cheap price.

If you plan to bake more than one cake, or want to bake lots of cakes throughout the year, this set of aluminum pans is a great deal. Aluminum is lightweight and great for storage, and when you’re out with these guys you don’t have to worry about them breaking if you drop them.

Silicone is taking the kitchen by storm with its heat resistance, but its flexibility makes it ideal for squeezing every last bit of batter out of your mixing bowls. This set is practically guaranteed to scrape out the dough from another cookie.

Pastry brushes made of hair or synthetic fibers are annoying. Most often they shed when you apply egg wash and melted butter to items. These silicone pastry brushes eliminate that problem and are available at a hefty discount.

If you’ve previously relied on a kitchen towel to take hot pans off the stove and take casseroles out of the oven, it’s time for an easy and safe upgrade. These oven mitts have a heat-resistant silicone exterior to prevent burning your hands and a soft terry cloth interior to keep your hands comfortable – and at 50% off, you won’t want to be without them.

Of course, if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping. Not a member yet? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders $25 or more.)

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