The 10 Most Popular Recipes of December 2020

updated Dec 28, 2020
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We don’t know about you, but we can’t believe it’s the end of December. It’s been a year, to say the least, and we’re eager to put it behind us and look towards 2021. One really good thing that came out of this turbulent year? We’ve all cooked more than ever, and brought some extra-delicious meals to our tables.

This past month we gave you a wide range of great new recipes to bring into your kitchen. The most popular were undoubtedly cookies, of course, but also saucy braised vegetables, awesome birria tacos, and a giant potato rosti. Here are the top 10 recipes you loved the most this December.

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Salted Black Sables with Caramelized White Chocolate
These deep, dark chocolate cookies are studded with caramelized white chocolate chunks and sprinkled with flaky sea salt.
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Creamy Shrimp and Spinach Alfredo
Tender shrimp and wilted fresh spinach meet a cheesy Parmesan Alfredo sauce in this quick and easy skillet dinner.
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Chubby Rocco Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies packed with pretzels and marshmallows are the perfect combination of sweet, salty, chewy, and crunchy.
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Harissa Olive Oil-Braised Chickpeas and Fennel
This simple recipe transforms a couple of cans of chickpeas into a warm, saucy, and flavor-packed dinner.
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Creamy Braised Brussels Sprouts
Using heavy cream as the braising liquid brings out Brussels sprouts' inherent sweetness, and the cream itself reduces into a thick, ivory-colored glaze that coats the sprouts.
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Double-Ginger Molasses Cookies
Like traditional ginger cookies, these have molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, but it's the addition of crystallized ginger, chopped dark chocolate, and espresso powder that make them stand out.
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Potato-Parsnip Rosti with Caramelized Onion Sour Cream
This crispy rosti is kind of like a giant latke, but it doesn’t require the patience of frying and flipping.
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Cranberry Vanilla Morning Buns
These yeasted morning buns are filled with a sweet-tart cranberry compote and drenched in a simple, vanilla-rich glaze.
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Instant Pot Beef Birria Tacos
This step-by-step guide will walk you through making the very best homemade beef birria, plus how to turn it into crispy quesatacos.
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Brown Sugar Cookies
Brown sugar and a touch of molasses lend richness and depth of flavor to these easy sugar cookies.
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