Year in Review

Well, we made it the whole year. Fifty-two weeks of cookies was accomplished, and it was quite the challenge.

Honestly, the most challenging part was coming up with a recipe every week, since sometimes I had to find one. Luckily, I had a good idea for some of the posts and had recipes already. Some of them came from ideas based on other types of desserts, such as cakes, pies, and ice creams.

The stats for the year were pretty interesting. I wanted to see what were the most liked posts of the year, and so here is the summary.

The Top 5 cookie recipes for 2021 are…

#5 Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

I guess brand recognition wins this spot. Despite the cookies having some shredded coconut in them, you can barely taste the coconut in them.

#4 Tie between Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze and White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

So these are two cookies that couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. The Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze was a recipe that my mom had that she gave me to try. They turned out really good, and the lemon flavor isn’t too much.

The White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles is a hell of a combination for a cookie. It combines three things that probably shouldn’t work together but do.

#3 New York Cheesecake Cookies

This was an unexpected cookie that came out much better than I thought it would. The dough is a graham cracker-based dough with some cream cheese mixed with lemon on top. It was a surprise for sure, and I guess a lot of people liked the idea of cheesecake in your hand.

#2 Funfetti Cookies

I guess I should have expected this to do pretty well, as you can’t go wrong with Funfetti. The only thing odd about them was the almond extract flavoring to it. Overall, it looks fun, it tastes good, and it’s pretty easy to make.

#1 The Healthiest Breakfast Cookies

Alright, so I did not expect this one to be the most liked of all my cookies. This was a recipe recommended to me by a friend who is a registered dietician. Who knew that the healthy cookies would do so well when it comes to likes? I guess people like posts about healthy foods instead of unhealthy ones, which is the only reasoning I can think of. Then again, the Keto recipes I posted, along with the meal prep posts, did much better overall. I didn’t put any of those here because this was about the cookies.

The crowned champion…

Well, that was a hell of a year of baking. As for next year, I’m going to continue baking, but it won’t be limited to just cookies. I will branch out to whatever I feel like, and I will still post things here and there, although I can’t guarantee consistency.

Here’s to baking in 2022!

Author: Michael Maravick

I hold a Bachelor's of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I'm a process engineer by day with a passion for baking and trying new recipes.

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