Cookbook Templates: Create Your Own Recipe Book (Word, PDF)

Whether you want to put a cookbook of your favorite together to pass out at family gatherings or Avon parties, or you’re looking to go all the way and get a book published for the general public, chances are you will be able to find tons of templates, companies, websites, communities, blogs, and publishing companies online. There are a number of things to keep in mind when choosing a cookbook template. I have compiled a list of key points to help you along in the template choosing process. I hope it helps!


Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Template

  1. Design Layout – You can choose from landscape, portrait, or various hybrid designs.
  2. Writing Style – Do you want each page to have a story, or are you just going directly to the chase?
  3. Visual Appeal – What do your readers see? When looking for a template, picture any photos you have on the page, next to your writing, this will help you pick the best template for your content.
  4. Editing Options – Does your template let you edit with a full menu? For instance, in Word, PowerPoint, BookWright, and many others, you can change fonts, color text, everything you could do with a full word editor, and this is extremely important in terms of the visual appeal of your pages and how thy are presented to your friends, readers, or customers.


There are a number of templates for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Snapfish, and publisher that will help you visualize what your book looks like before hand. This helps me a lot when choosing the correct template for my job. I like Microsoft Word, because you can put a couple of their many recipe card templates on the page together and compare them after you’ve prepared your content. This makes it really easy to pick your favorite, and there are even themes, so if your making your publication for the holidays, Word is a cool helper! Publisher is one of my favorites, because it has a lot of templates, and you can download even more online separately.

Here are a few samples to help you with your tasks –

Printable Cookbook Template,

Printable Cookbook Template


Cookbook Template for PDF,

Cookbook Template for PDF


Cookbook Recipe Template,

Cookbook Recipe Template