5 Dessert Recipes to Make the New Year Sweeter


Jessica Loboy, Staff Reporter

As the new year has begun there are so many new things you can try, such as baking delicious goodies for family, friends, and yourself to enjoy. Here are five of my favorite dessert recipes, ranked in order of easiest to hardest to make, and rated out of five on overall taste. Try out these fun and easy recipes that are guaranteed to make your mouth water!

1. Simple Cool Whip Cookies

Try these super easy four ingredient cookies that are perfect for any occasion. You can switch it up and try many different cake mixes to create whatever flavor cookie you are craving. They are also very fluffy and only take minutes to make. These cookies are a perfect dessert that you can easily whip up last minute.  

Taste rating: 3.5/5

2. Pudding Mix Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies to make. I got the recipe from a friend a few years ago, and have found that adding the pudding mix to the dough makes the cookies much softer. I also have tried adding M&Ms, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and peanut butter chips to this recipe and they all turn out great!

Taste rating: 4.5/5

3. Dark Chocolate Mousse

I have made multiple batches of this Dark Chocolate Mousse and absolutely love it every time! It is a perfect recipe to impress your friends with and you will love the airy and smooth taste. I always make it with a mix of different chocolates, like milk chocolate or semisweet, to appeal to those who aren’t dark chocolate fans and it is still just as delicious.  

Taste rating: 5/5

4. Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

If you are craving something with peanut butter, I highly recommend baking these Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. They are the perfect mix of salty and sweet, and between both the cookie and the creamy filling, you will definitely be getting a mouthful of peanut butter.

Taste rating: 5/5

5. Oreo Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Topped with cookies and cream cheese frosting, and baked with chocolate cookies inside, these cupcakes are a great treat for Oreo lovers. The super sweet cupcakes will make you want to dunk them in milk, just like you would with the cookie itself.

Taste rating: 3.5/5