Our 10 Most Popular Dessert Recipes of 2022

published Dec 21, 2022
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

As someone with a fierce sweet tooth, I keep a close tab on the dessert recipes we publish here at Kitchn throughout the year. If you, too, celebrate treats, I am happy to report we didn’t hold back in 2022. This year was full of great new dessert recipes, whether it was timeless brown butter chocolate chip cookies, decadent lemon cheesecake, or potluck-worthy key lime pie bars.

Here are our top 10 new dessert recipes from the past year.

1 / 10
Anise Cookies

You will want to bake a big plate of these anise cookies. The soft, tender crumb paired with the cookie's gentle scent of anise are guanteed to delight the senses of everyone.

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2 / 10
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Meet the life-changing and tantalizing brown butter chocolate chip cookie.
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3 / 10
Peach Upside-Down Cake

This beautiful peach upside-down cake is light, fluffy, and infused with nutmeg.

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4 / 10
Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen hot chocolate, as its name suggests, tastes just like hot chocolate — except it's cold and refreshing.

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5 / 10
Lemon Cheesecake
For a zesty, hearty dessert, look to lemon cheesecake.
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6 / 10
Black Bottom Cupcakes
A chocolate chip-studded cream cheese filling is what puts these rich chocolate cupcakes over the top.
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7 / 10
Key Lime Pie Bars
They're everything you love about the classic pie in bar form.
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8 / 10
Banana Pudding Cookies
Nicely crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, these cookies encompass the magic of that first bite of banana pudding in one easy-to-make treat.
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9 / 10
Cream Cheese Cookies
Dressed up with powdered sugar, these tender cookies might remind you of soft, pillowy sugar cookies, but a lingering subtle tang makes them all their own.
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10 / 10
Chocolate Éclair Cake

This showstopper of a no-bake cake is as easy to assemble as it will be to eat.

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