30 Cookies, Cakes, and Baked Treats from the Oven

The Kitchn's Best Recipes of 2009

Oh sweets and treats — as healthy as we'd like to be, sweets still end up being the most popular recipes around here! (Last January and February, during our Light Eating theme, do you know what the most popular recipes were? Oreo cake, cake pops, and birthday cake.) Well, we do love our baked treats, and so here's a look back at 30 favorites from 2009. My personal favorite is currently the recipe for brown butter rosemary walnut cookies, although the Chez Panisse gingersnaps are still dear to my heart, as is oatmeal cake with broiled topping. Toffee cakelets are up next! Read on to browse through these sweet recipes and more.

Photos above have captions with links to the pictured recipes.

Cookies and Bars
Sour Cream-Raisin Bars
Pineapple Macadamia Upside-Down Bars
Mexican Spiced Wedding Cookies
No-Flour, No-Butter Peanut Butter Cookies
Benne Wafers
Brown Sugar Cookies with a Touch of Whole Wheat
Husband Winning Peanut Butter Cookies
Carrot Cakey Cookies
Rosemary-Walnut Brown Butter Cookies
Chez Panisse Gingersnaps

Tarts and Pies
Shortbread Jam Tart
Cranberry Tart
Apple Chestnut Tarts
Back to Basics Cherry Pie
Individual Peach Ginger Hand Pies You Can Pack for Lunch
Goat Cheese and Grape Galettes
Sweet Potato Tart Tatin

Cakes and Cakelets
Sticky Toffee Cakelets
Ginger Applesauce Cake
Apple Carrot Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping
Weeknight Layer Cake Built for Two
Hot Pink Raspberry Cake
Manet's Almond Cake with Grapes and Peaches
Perfecting Cannelé
Marking's Bibingka

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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