October is National Dessert Month! I'm not sure who declares this sort of thing, but I skipped the fact-checking and went straight to the celebrating! We bake up tons of sweet treats in the Everyday Food test kitchens, so I challenged the staff to come up with their favorite from the past few years. Check out the standouts, after the jump...
"I love the jam-filled cream cheese cookies from our December 2009 issue. I've made them as gifts and they disappear pretty quickly and are really delicious, especially with a favorite jam. (I like this Tiptree Cranberry & Cointreau jam.)"
- Danielle Black, Editorial Coordinator
"Our shoofly pie recipe is on of my favorites! It's just sugary enough to satisfy a sweet tooth."
- Dawn Perry, Associate Food Editor
"Definitely tough, but I'm a sucker for the blackberry crisp from our June 2010 issue. It's hard to find a topping that really delivers on the crispiness quotient, they're so often gummy. I made this with strawberries this summer and it was great, might try it with apples and/or pears this fall."
- Carla Lalli Music, Deputy Editor
"I like this glazed chocolate layer cake because it's so easy to make but is elegant at the same time. It's also a great make-ahead dessert because it can sit in the fridge for a day or so."
- Lesley Stockton, Associate Food Editor
As for me, I've blogged about my obsession with the salted toffee-chocolate squares before, but I've also had some great success with these chocolate-zucchini cakes - they're incredibly rich and gooey, which I love! I'd bake them over cupcakes any day.
What's your favorite dessert? Post the name and the link below!