Day 272 – Sugar Cookie Cupcakes

29 Apr

Some days just need a little sugary sweetness.  Maybe some vanilla.  And a little sugar on top never hurt anyone.  These Sugar Cookie Cupcakes (recipe below from Creme De La Crumb) looked like just the ticket!

Vanilla-Cupcake     Mini-Vanilla-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and oily. (They leave your fingers a little on the greasy side.) A little like a muffin. They have a simple, sweet vanilla taste. I could definitely see making a comparison between these and a thick sugar cookie.

Sugar-Cookie-Frosting

The frosting is extremely thick. I even added extra cream and it was still really, really thick! It has a classic vanilla buttercream flavor. I don’t really get any of the cream cheese flavor in it. I might even out the ratio of butter-cream cheese next time for both taste and texture.

Sugar-Cookie-Cupcake     Mini-Sugar-Cookie-Cupcake

Together it tastes like a traditional vanilla cupcake. An argument could definitely me made for it tasting like a frosted (really dense) sugar cookie as well. Vanilla and sugar are the stars of this cupcake.

Sugar-Cookie-Cupcake-top

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 4.5
  • TOTAL: 18.5

RECIPE

Sugar Cookie Cupcakes (recipe from Creme De La Crumb)

Cupcakes:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup fat-free half n’ half
Frosting:
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 5½ cups powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-5 tablespoons half n’ half
  • Optional: red food coloring and red sprinkles

For directions visit Creme De La Crumb.

*Tomorrow: Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes*

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