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MARTHA BAKES: Season 9 (All Cookies!)

Airs Saturdays, March 31 - May 26 & June 23 - July 14, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

In Season 9 of MARTHA BAKES, Martha Stewart features cookies from North Ameri...

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Above: In Season 9 of MARTHA BAKES, Martha Stewart features cookies from North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Season 9 — Cookies! — begins March 31 on KPBS TV

Learn to create the finest desserts and goodies in your own home on MARTHA BAKES.

Martha Stewart shares the best baking tips and techniques, giving you the confidence to create delectable baked goods — from scratch — in your own kitchen.

Martha’s updated versions of the classics set the standard, while her uses of flavors and ingredients add new angles to some familiar favorites.

Get Martha's recipes from the series.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Scandinavian Cookies Preview

Scandinavians are famous for their baking prowess. And when it comes to cookies, they do not disappoint. Today on Martha Bakes, three traditional Scandinavian favorites: the now famous Danish butter cookie sold in their iconic blue tin, a spicy nutmeg cookie called muskotsnittar, and unbeatably tender jam-filled Finnish stars.

Episode 1: “Scandinavian Cookies” airs Saturday, March 31 at 2:30 p.m. - Scandinavians are famous for their baking prowess. And when it comes to cookies, they do not disappoint.

Today on MARTHA BAKES, three traditional Scandinavian favorites: the now famous Danish butter cookie sold in their iconic blue tin, a spicy nutmeg cookie called muskotsnittar, and unbeatably tender jam-filled Finnish stars.

Recipes that you're your family will soon be find of!

Cookies of Australia & New Zealand

Learn how to make three incredibly delicious cookies from down under: chocolate mint sandwich cookies based on a beloved Australian favorite, iconic ginger biscuits made with a flavor-packed trifecta of ginger, and melting moment cookies with a passion fruit filling that literally melt in your mouth when you bite into them. All guaranteed to garner rave reviews!

Episode 2: “Cookies of Australia & New Zealand” airs Saturday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. - Enjoy treats from Down Under: chocolate mint sandwich cookies based on an Australian favorite, iconic ginger biscuits made with a flavor-packed ginger trifecta and melting moment cookies with a passion fruit filling.

North American Cookies

Since you can never have enough cookies, Martha updates three mouthwatering classics: maple cream sandwich cookies with buttery shortbread and a rich maple cream, an amped up chocolate chip cookie made with an astonishing amount of chocolate chips, and when it comes to oatmeal raisin cookies, bigger is always better! Something delicious for everyone!

Episode 3: "North American Cookies” airs Saturday, April 14 at 2:30 p.m. - Get updates to three classics: maple cream sandwich cookies with buttery shortbread and a rich maple cream, an amped up chocolate chip cookie made with an astonishing number of chocolate chips, and bigger and better oatmeal raisin cookies.

Cookies of Austria, Germany & Switzerland

The holidays are what unite the baking traditions of Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. The once holiday recipes have since become year-round favorites. On today’s show, Martha shares some of the most popular: whimsically shaped chräbeli that get their distinctive flavor from anise, show-stopping jam-filled linzer cookies, and pfeffernuse, flavored with warm spices.

Episode 4: “Cookies of Austria, Germany & Switzerland” airs Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. - Learn to bake traditional holiday recipes that have become year-round favorites: whimsically shaped chräbeli that get their distinctive flavor from anise, show-stopping jam-filled linzer cookies, and pfeffernusse, flavored with warm spices.

Latin American Cookies

Martha shares three iconic recipes highlighting Latin America’s rich culinary heritage. Cinnamon-sugar coated polvorones get their name from the word polvo, meaning “dust” in Spanish, bite-sized sandwich cookies known as casadinhos, which is the Portuguese word for married, and Guatemalan champurradas made with locally grown sesame seeds.

Episode 5: “Latin American Cookies” airs Saturday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. - Relish three iconic recipes: cinnamon-sugar-coated polvorones, from the word polvo, meaning “dust” in Spanish; bite-sized sandwich cookies known as casadinhos, from the Portuguese word for married; and Guatemalan champurradas made with sesame seeds.

Eastern European Cookies

One thing Eastern Europe is known for are the treasured recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. On today’s show, Martha shares a special memory of her mother teaching the recipe for a family favorite, Polish chrusciki. Then she shows Russian goose feet that owe their feather-light texture to secret ingredient, jam-filled kolaches, and pryaniki.

Episode 6: “Eastern European Cookies” airs Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. - Savor treasured recipes passed down from generation to generation. Martha shares her memory of a family favorite, Polish chrusciki, learned from her mother. Then she shows Russian goose feet, jam-filled kolaches and spiced pryaniki.

Italian Cookies

The 20 regions of Italy each have their own distinct culinary traditions but one thing Italians commonly share is their love of cookies. Today, Martha shares three favorites: chestnut-filled baci di dama from the Piedmont region, Tuscan twice-baked cookies known as cantucci, and brutti ma buoni made from a mouthwatering combination of chopped hazelnuts, bittersweet chocolate, and meringue.

Episode 7: “Italian Cookies” airs Saturday, May 12 at 2:30 p.m. - Savor three of Martha’s Italian favorites: chestnut-filled baci di dama from the Piedmont region, Tuscan twice-baked cookies known as cantucci, and brutti ma buoni, a combination of chopped hazelnuts, bittersweet chocolate and meringue.

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Traditional shortbread baked in a ceramic mold.

Episode 8: “Cookies of Great Britain” airs Saturday, May 19 at 2:30 p.m. - Join Martha as she shares three classic cookies, or “biscuits” as the British say: traditional English shortbread, Welsh bakestones, a cross between a chubby cookie and a scone, and Celtic knots, known for their intricate trefoil pattern.

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Explore the alluring and exotic cookies of the Middle East, including date-filled Ma’amoul stamped with a geometric pattern.

Episode 9: “Middle Eastern Cookies” airs Saturday, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. - Learn how warm spices, dried fruit fillings and fragrant ingredients deliver big flavor in three irresistible treats: date-filled ma’amoul stamped with a geometric pattern, unusually textured Iranian rice cookies and tahini cookies.

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Mastiha lends a gently pine and anise flavor to kourabiedes.

Episode 10: “Cookies Of Greece” airs Saturday, June 23 - Create the authentic flavors of Greece using a variety of ingredients: walnut and honey in baklava, kourabiedes, with mastiha lending a gentle pine and anise flavor, and paximadia, imbued with ouzo, sesame seeds and a hint of orange.

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The Dutch enjoy a great variety of cookies, including stroopwafels made from two waffles sandwiched together with caramel.

Episode 11: “Cookies of the Netherlands” airs Saturday, June 30 at 2:30 p.m. - Learn how three famous cookies got their unusual names: speculaas, traditionally formed using carved wooden molds, stroopwafels, made from two waffles sandwiched with caramel, and buttery, crisp arnhemse meisjes, named for the girls of Arnhem.

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The distinctive diamond-shaped zaleti found throughout Venice, Sicilian buccellati cookies filled with a delicious combination of pecans, figs and raisins, and Italian wafer cookies known as pizzelle.

Episode 12: “Classic Italian Cookies” airs Saturday, July 7 at 2:30 p.m. - Savor three scrumptious cookies that signify la dolce vita: Sicilian buccellati, filled with a combination of pecans, figs and raisins, Italian wafer cookies known as pizzelle and the distinctive diamond-shaped zaleti found throughout Venice.

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French meringues come in a rainbow of colors and flavors.

Episode 13: “French Cookies” airs Saturday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. - Use time-tested techniques in three renowned favorites: papillons, with their caramelized exteriors and flakey layers within, French meringues in a rainbow of colors and flavors, and perhaps the most popular cookie in France, sables Bretons.

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Sablés Bretons, perhaps the most popular cookie in France.

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