A New Year's to Rave About: Part Three

Have we convinced you to fly under the radar for New Year's yet? Now that you have a handle on some delicious drinks and enchanting eats to serve at your low-key, low-expectations New Year's bash, it's time to discuss dessert. The easiest thing to do is to pick it up at Costco, which offers a beautiful range of cookies, pies, and chocolate-covered pretzels for your party pleasure. But if you'd prefer to Martha it up, we've got some recs for you, too.

Here are some splendid sweets to top off your evening and soak up some beer. A very happy New Year's to you -- We hope this is the unshittiest yet!

Splendid Sweets

  • Pick up a dozen of the cutest, tastiest, most beautifullest frosted sugar cookies ever from Paulie's. This year's offering includes cookie orbs inscribed with 2010 and adorned with gold accents. Paulie's needs two business days' notice, so you need to order by today if you'd like to pick them up on Thursday.
  • Looking for homemade finger sweets -- but no time to bake? Try this recipe for microwave pralines. It's simple, inexpensive, and you won't turn your kitchen upside down in the process. Plus, if you make 'em small enough, you can pop those sucker like a pill between gulps of champagne.
  • In keeping with the New Year's theme, make a tasty champagne cake. Before the party, slice the cake and top each piece with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and a single Hershey's kiss... because some of us have only chocolate to turn to at the stroke of midnight.

Any other simple New Year's sweets we should know about?

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