Start the season right with these heavenly cupcakes.
Ah, it’s that time of year again: baking season. There’s nothing like a chilly and jolly holiday season to get all those ovens fired up and working like there’s no tomorrow! Many of you are probably already in full swing when it comes to making (and eating) holiday treats. I’m just getting started. Well, ahem, I’ve been eating like it’s the holidays for a while now, but the baking part I’m just starting. One of my favourite things to bake this time of year are Snickerdoodles. It’s truly hard to resist this cinnamon-sugar cookie, and when I came across this recipe for Snickerdoodle Cupcakes from Brown Eyed Baker, I almost fell out of my chair.
Snickerdoodles in a cupcake!! Needless to say, I was on the recipe in a flash. Do I need to tell you how warm and cozy I felt being enveloped by the scent while looking out the window at the wind whipping trees around like they were mere twigs? The cupcakes are genius and taste exactly like the cookie. I’m planning on eating some tonight while I watch my first of many viewings of Love Actually, which is probably one of the best holiday movies, ever. They’re the perfect treat for your next get-together, your coworkers or just for yourself on a blustery weekend.
Photo via Brown Eyed Baker
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Boozy and chewy, the best kind of cookie!
I just realized it’s been almost a month since my last Sugar Friday post. A month. Wow, that’s a long time to go without some sweet inspiration, non? Now that it’s fall, and spritzer and salad days are far behind us, I thought I’d capture the essence of the season with a hard-to-resist, fatten-up-for-winter cookie.
These Salted Mudslide Cookies are just what you need on a chilly, windy day, when you’re best tucked under a throw with a good book. It doesn’t taste exactly like the alcoholic drink, but you can’t complain when a cookie recipe calls for alcohol! I used Kahlua, but I think next time I make it (and there will be a next time) I’ll try Bailey’s Irish Cream. You can use practically any kind of coffee liqueur, though. The post mentions sprinkling sea salt flakes on top (I hope this foodie fad never dies) but I didn’t have any and found that regular coarse sea salt worked perfectly. I found this recipe via Pinterest, which directed me to its origin, How Sweet It Is, a totally adorable blog by self-taught cook and baker, Jessica. Her mudslide cookies are sweet, chocolatey, gooey, and boozy, and I think it’d be a fabulous idea to serve them as dessert for a holiday dinner alongside alcoholic coffees or even coffee liqueur on the rocks. Hey, it’s fall, time to warm yourself from the inside out. Enjoy!
Photo via How Sweet It Is
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