The Top Keep It Sweet Desserts of 2012

Posted on December 23, 2012

This weekend has been amazing.  It started with a late afternoon pedicure Friday (with one of my favorites), and after finishing up some computer work, went into full-force relaxation with Matt.  Wine, movies, TV and healthified nachos for dinner were all included.  Today we are heading to see my family for a quick visit before I return to put together some late holiday and New Year’s orders. 

It might sound crazy after so many hours in the kitchen, but I really miss baking for fun.  I miss creating new recipes to share with you and just messing around for new product ideas or Cookie of the Month flavors.  My head is already spinning with all sorts of concoctions to put together during these quieter days.  There bags of candy sitting in my pantry are just dying to be baked with.

In the meantime, in case you are looking for some last minute end of the year baking inspiration, I thought I’d share with you some of the 2012 favorites.

And the 10 most popular blog posts of 2012 are…

10 most popular blog posts of 2012

10.  Flourless Chocolate Cookies

9.  Peanut Butter Cake with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Icing & Chocolate Ganache

8.  Oreo Crusted Brownie Pie with Cream Cheese Icing

Oreo-Crusted-Brownie-Pie-w-Cream-Cheese-Icing

7.  Mixed Berry Sauce

6.  Sweet and Salty Candy Bar Blondies

Sweet-Salty-Candy-Bar-Blondies

5.  Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

4.  Easy Lemon Shortbread Cookies

3.  Simple Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Joy-the-Baker-Vanilla-Cupcakes-w-Choc-Cream-Cheese-Icing

2.  22 Easy Dessert Recipes that Make You Seem Like a Pro

1.  Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

Of course while I do adore some of the reader favorites (ahem Oreo Crusted Brownie Pie with Cream Cheese Icing), I wanted to put in my two sense on the best recipes I’ve posted this year (although limiting that to 10 is so hard)…

Best Recipes of 2012

10.  Apple Cinnamon Blondies

9.  Mini Halloween Confetti Cookie Sandwiches

Mini-Halloween-Confetti-Cookie-Sandwiches

8.  Margarita Frosting Shots

7.  Fudgy Double Crème de Menthe Brownies

6.  Blueberry Chocolate Chunk Frozen Yogurt

5.  Chocolate Stout Celebration Cake

Chocolate-Stout-Celebration-Cake

4.  Banana Brownie Chunk Greek Frozen Yogurt

3.  Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Cupcakes

2.  Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Cinnamon Ginger Buttercream and Ginger Cookie Pecan Brittle

1.  Salted Caramel & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars

Salted-Caramel-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie Dough Ice Cream Bars

And finally, this post was for sure the most meaningful blog post (to me) that I’ve shared with you to date.

I hope that all of you celebrating have a wonderful Christmas.  In light of recent events in Newtown, this week I’ll be counting my blessings a few extra times and telling my loved ones what they mean to me.

Make something from the blog? Be sure to share it on Instagram with the tag #KeepItSweetDesserts.

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