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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*

Day 166 – Sugar Cookie Cupcakes

13 Jan

Every once in a while I come across a cupcake photo that just makes me smile.  A cupcake that’s so adorable that I can’t resist.  I just wanna make em!  Today’s cupcakes are totally that!  So.  Freaking.  Cute!  So, enjoy my Musical Monday selection below while you dig into these Sugar Cookie Cupcakes (recipe below from Baked Perfection).

(Click the link below to hear the song!)

“You Won’t Beat Me” by Andrea & Marcus Lewis

Sugar-Cupcake     Mini-Sugar-Cupcake

The cupcakes are a little on the dry side, but not too bad. They are dense, almost like a pound cake, but not quite.  They have a nice vanilla flavor. Very similar to a sugar cookie. Sweet and vanilla. Simple.

Vanilla-Frosting

The frosting is smooth and creamy. Very easy to pipe.  It’s a sweet vanilla frosting. I mean. Vanilla. Wow. Vanilla!

Sugar-Cookie     Mini-Sugar-Cookie

This cupcake is adorable. If you eat with your eyes first, you’ll fall in love. And, it is definitely appropriately named. It tastes like a big, cakey sugar cookie. Sweet. Vanilla. Simple. And, again, cute!!

Note: The recipe comes with this design, which I will definitely use again. So easy. So cute!

Sugar-Cookie-top     Mini-Sugar-Cookie-top

Notes: I used 2 different frosting tips. One for the cupcakes and another for the mini Reese’s.

(The recipe calls for Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. I think that she meant the middle size, not the super-minis that I used. But they’re still adorable!)

Sugar-Cookie-angle     Mini-Sugar-Cookie-angle

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 5 (I mean, seriously! Adorable!!)
  • Ease of Making: 4
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Sugar Cookie Cupcakes (recipe from Baked Perfection)

Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sour cream

Frosting:

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 -4 tablespoons milk

For directions visit Baked Perfection.

*Tomorrow: S’mores Cupcakes*

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