The 10 Most Popular Dessert Recipes of 2021

Dear sugar, our sweet friend! In 2021, you were with us every step of the

Dear sugar, our sweet friend! In 2021, you were with us every step of the way. There were the Anzac biscuits (*not* cookies) in April, the pies of summer—blackberry, raspberry, peach!—and the apple cookies (yes, apple cookies) of fall.

Yet, our three most popular recipes belong to no season and no occasion. Turns out you don’t need a change of weather (or even a special event) to break out the flour, butter, and sugar. All that’s really required is a little free time and a need for sweets. So how’s tonight looking? After you scroll through this list, which starts at No. 10 and moves to No. 1—you’ll be excited to get baking.