And um, the new year starts on Tuesday. What. Gives, people? Wasn’t my birthday like, a month ago? And now it’s less than a month away? Duuuuude.
Yesterday I talked about some Domestic Rebel Reader Favorites from this fabulous year of two-thousand-and-twelve, and today, I’m going to reveal some of my personal favorites from this year!
I have to say–this year I definitely upped my game. I was all hell-bent on stuffing treats into other treats and doing the most outrageous desserts my little head could conjure up. But within that caloric, sugar-filled insanity came some AWESOME recipes–ones I’m SO glad I made up, and ones I sincerely hope you guys like just as much as I do. So, here are my Hayley-approved favorites
Bubblegum Ice Cream: anyone who knows me knows I am OB.SESS.ED. with bubblegum-flavored anything. This ice cream is less than 3 ingredients and tastes AMAZEBALLS.
Pecan Snowballs: one of my favorite holiday cookies for good reason: these tender cookies of sweet, pecan goodness are just perfection any time of year.
Triple Coconut Cupcakes: some of THE best cupcakes I’ve ever made or had–no joke. Moist, sweet and the frosting itself is to.die.for. Even if you aren’t a huge coconut fan, you won’t be able to pass these rich cupcakes up.
Donut Hole Blondies: blondies combining one of my favorite foods ever? Sign me up.
Monster Cookie Cups: now, confession time: I’m not typically a huge peanut butter fan. But these sweet and salty deep-dish style cookie cups were too irresistible and are only three simple ingredients!
Peppermint Seven-Layer Bars: the ultimate vessel for a peppermint-lover like myself–a chewy bar topped with seven layers of minty goodness.
Churro Bugle Mix: sweet, spicy, and insanely addictive, this mix comes together in minutes but will disappear just as quickly. You’ve been warned.
Deep Dish Biscoff Peanut Butter Chip Cookies: a mouthful, yes, but a tasty one. This combines the sweet, spicy flavor of Biscoff with the salty bite of the peanut butter chips. Perfection.
It was SO hard to come up with favorites this year! I hate to sound like an arrogant little butthead, but I really outdid myself :) what are some things you’d like me to make in the new year?! Of course, I’m not going to kiss my crazy recipes goodbye, but I’d also like to focus more on some basic, stick-to-your-ribs, classic-style desserts. If there’s anything you’d like me to make, leave me a comment telling me so!
Have a great weekend!