The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2011

Posted on December 29, 2011

I can barely believe that 2011 is coming to an end.  It was one of those years where January feels like it was a lifetime ago, but in the blink of an eye, my vacation is coming to an end and I’m not quite sure I’ve accomplished everything I needed to.  But alas, I think that is how life always is.  The days that you want to last forever are gone as soon as you try to hold on to them, yet there are plenty of weeks that drag on and Friday evening seems to be a lifetime away.

If you told me January 1st where I’d be today, I don’t think I’d be surprised but I think I would be relieved.  This blog is doing really well, and actually has kept me going through some of the rougher days throughout the year.  Comments and emails from readers have been some definite highs.  Matt and I made a significant move into a new apartment where I can walk around in the kitchen and don’t feel like I’m getting whiplash watching TV.

The best part of this year coming to an end is that I am really looking forward to the start of a new year.  I’m not one to make resolutions, but I do like to come up with some goals for myself and big picture ideas of what I want the new year to look like.  Some exciting things may be coming down the road for Keep It Sweet and I can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.  I’ll be putting in a lot of hard work and time, but I have a feeling it will be worth it.  All I can say is, it is a good thing I have such supportive people in my life or I’d never have the guts to do half the things I want to.

And on that note, let’s take a look back at the year and your favorite recipes.  If I’ve learned nothing else from this, I at least know that I’m not the only one around here that likes peanut butter and cookie dough!

10.  Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies 26a

9.  Peanut Butter Caramel “Baked Brownies”

peanut butter caramel brownies 33a

8.  Ooey Gooey Filled Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Crunch

disappearing cookie 4

7.  Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

peanut butter cup ice cream pie

6.  Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Balls 12a

5.  Cinnamon & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Cookies


4.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars

cookie dough ice cream bar 25a

3.  Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownie Surprise (aka Best Dessert Ever)


2.  Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Brownie Bites

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Brownie Bites 2_1

1.  Flourless Chocolate Cookies

flourless chocolate cookie

And though some of those were my favorites too, here are the ten I picked that didn’t make that list:

10.  Margarita Cheesecake Bars

margarita cheesecake bars 6a

9.  Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Gingersnap Cookie Sandwiches with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing 8_1

8.  Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

7.  Salted Caramel Buttercream


6. Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

Chocolate Chip Toffee Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Frosting

5.  Cookie Bottomed Cupcakes

Cookie bottomed Cupcakes

4.  Black Bottom Ice Cream Cupcakes

black bottom ice cream cupcake 8a

3.  Thick and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate and Toffee Bars

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Toffee Bars 19a

2.  Chocolate Chip Blueberry Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate & Blueberry Peanut Butter Cookies 22c

1.  Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Truffle Pops

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Dough Truffle Pops 17

Do you have any Keep It Sweet favorites? I’d love to hear feedback if you baked anything from the blog!


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