Â I enjoyed every single recipe that I posted about this year, whether it was fun to make, fun to eat or – in the majority of cases – both. There were 151 new ones in total. But some were more popular than others, both with myself and with my testers. These are the recipes that I got multiple requests for from friends and family and made over and over this past year, as well as some of the ones that were huge hits with readers.
- Hands down, the most popular recipe of the year was Car-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies (and possibly ice cream) are the only reasons to hope for a really, really hot day in summer.
- Chocolate Pumpkin Pie was a holiday staple. I can’t count how many pies I made on request for parties and no one ever seemed to get tired of them.
- Peppermint Cookies n’ Cream BrowniesÂ were inhaled every time I made a batch – quite the feat, considering how rich they were.
- MyÂ personal favorite cupcakes this year wereÂ Vampire Cupcakes. They looked amazing and tasted even better. Too bad Halloween only comes once a year.
- Another fun cupcake was the Giant Hostess CupcakeÂ that I made as a birthday cake. Size-wise, it was equivalent to almost 3-dozen normal cupcakes.
- The ‘funfetti’ cake, a mix cake dotted with confetti-like sprinkles, was reborn as the very colorful Confetti Cupcakes.
- S’more Cookie BarsÂ are the perfect after school snack, even for grownups (especially for grownups) and unlike real s’mores, don’t require a campfire.
- Quick breads don’t always compare to yeast breads in flavor, but this Apricot Beer Breadwas super-flavorful and very addictive.
- Homemade English Muffins, followed closely by homemade bagels, were probably the biggest hit yeast-bread wise, largely because lots of people didn’t know it was possible to make them at home!
- How many twists can you put on a plain sugar cookie? Chai spicing kicked up Chai Snickerdoodles, reinventing a classic.
- Red Velvet Cake Sandwich Cookies, also known as whoopie pies, were fun to make all the way back in February. Definitely a great treat for any Valentine.
- Everyone loves Maltesers, the Aus/UK/Canada version of malted chocolate balls that is far and away better than the US’s Whoppers. I set aside a whole bag to make Malteser CookiesÂ and it was worth every bite.
- Â Butter TartsÂ are a Canadian favorite that isn’t well-known outside of Canada. It’s hard to see how they’ve been kept up north, considering how addictive the buttery, sugary tarts are.
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Muffins were also a hit, as an easy-to-make recipe that contained flavors you don’t find as frequently in muffins as you do in candy.
Julie O'HaraJanuary 6, 2008
great round up! I missed some of these during the year. I want to try the beer bread. I’ve had that beer and didn’t love drinking it, but I think it would work very well in your recipe.
JEPJanuary 6, 2008
Thanks for a delicious 2007!
KateJanuary 6, 2008
Thank you so much for all the great recipes. I look forward to trying lots more this year!
THe S’mores bars were a HUGE hit at my office – I think I’ve made three or four batches already for my coworkers.
HeidiJanuary 6, 2008
You rule, Nicole! The chocolate pumpkin pie was SO well-loved in my household. 🙂
ElizabethJanuary 7, 2008
Great website. This is where my husband, DocChuck, goes to find something he likes . . . then sends the URL to my office as a hint.
My staff gets a kick out that.
AshleyJanuary 7, 2008
Oh great post! I just opened 5 of those recipes in my browser to go take a look at. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you post this year!
DocChuckJanuary 16, 2008
Yes, indeed I do!! My wife is a nurse in a prison and the inmates get a kick out of it too.
With me spending all my waking hours trolling the net (I am a retired “educator” with time on my hands), you can bet that LOTS of lucky people get messages from me