Lake Eden, Minnesota's baking queen and The Cookie Jar owner Hannah Swensen (Sweeney) is up to her elbows in a lot more than cookie dough when one of the judges of her first-ever televised bake-off is found dead the night of the semi-finals. And with indications that other judges might be targeted as well, Hannah's knack for crime-solving comes in handy, especially since she is one of the judges and could be the next victim. Together with detective Mike Kingston (Mathison), who she is finally dating after several "strictly sleuthing" adventures, Hannah pulls out all the stops to uncover who killed grumpy high school coach Leonard Bishop (Kurt Evans).
Executive Producers include Brad Krevoy, Stephanie Germain, Jonathan Axelrod, Alan Ett, Susie Belzberg, Eric Jarboe, Amanda Phillips Atkins, Jimmy Townsend, Alison Sweeney and Nancey Silvers. Supervising Producers include Michael Shepard, Doran S. Chandler, K.T. Donaldson, Darcy Wild, Dawn Knight, Nathaniel Lyman, Cameron Mathison and Lorraine Yawney. Murder She Baked: Just Dessserts is produced by Jonathan Schwartz. Kristoffer Tabori directs from a script by Melissa Samuels, based on the Hannah Swensen mysteries series of books by Joanne Fluke. The film is A Shortcake Production, In Association with Brad Krevoy Television & Stephanie Germain Productions.