Thursday, July 7, 2011
Cookie Dough Cupcakes
In today's "Bitchin' Kitchen", we're making cookie dough cupcakes. That's right, we're being awesome.
This recipe has been on my want to try list for...oh let's say a few months. The thing about me and baking is that I absolutely love doing it. I love the reactions I get. I love making people happy. But, for the most part, I don't really enjoy cupcakes all that much. But cookies? Dear God, I love me some cookies.
Which may be why this recipe was on the docket tonight. That and because I drunkenly promised some coworkers I'd make them. Shlameel shlamazel. Here we are.
There were a few things about this recipe that had me uneasy.
1.) They're filled cupcakes. I've never hollowed out a cupcake before and I've never made a filling either. So that was the most intimidating thing about them. But guess what! It was super easy to do! I hope the filling is tasty, I didn't really try them yet since it's so darn late.
2.) The cookie dough buttercream frosting would only look good if I used an icing tip and a piping bag. Something I'm not really any good at. UNTIL NOW. Oh man, these babies are adorable! I'm positive the problem in the past has been that I was using store bought icing. Store bought icing pales in comparison to my homemade awesomeness. It was stiff (that's what she said). And it was easy to pipe! I loved it.
3.) It's seriously hot. I didn't want to turn on the oven. That was today's big argument with myself. But in the end my eagerness to please people and try new recipes won over my slight heat exhaustion. Besides, I got to wear my adorable Cupcakerator apron that Holly made me. So there's always a positive.
In all, I'm pretty pumped about these in case you can't tell. And I'll make them again one day, so long as I find out they're awesome tomorrow. We'll see.
The recipe is from Annie's Eats. Her website is FILLED with awesome recipes and general inspiration. Trust me when I say you'll spend hours browsing it.
And that's the way the cookie crumbles.