Cookies

Cookie-Butter Cupcakes!

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Hey everyone! I don’t know if any of you have tried Biscoff spread, aka cookie butter, but it is amazing!

I first heard about Biscoff spread over at one of my favorite blogs, Picky Palate. Check out her Biscoff Cupcake recipe HERE!


Although this jar doesn’t say Biscoff, I think it tastes very similar & yummy. THANK YOU Trader Joe’s!

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Super easy recipe. Mix all your wet ingredients together.

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Whisk up your dry ingredients, then add to wet! Mix until combined & smooth.

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I happened to have half a bag of white chocolate chips laying around, so I threw them in & mixed by hand.

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Baked cupcakes, yum!!

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Cookie Butter Cupcakes (Recipe adapted from Biscoff Cupcakes by Picky Palate)
-makes 18 cupcakes

11/2 cups all-purpose flour
11/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup Biscoff/cookie spread
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup white chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
2. Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda & cinnamon.
3. With an electric mixer, blend together oil, sour cream, cookie spread, eggs & vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in white chocolate chips by hand. Divide batter between liners and bake 18-22 minutes. Cool on rack before frosting.


White Chocolate Buttercream
- enough to frost 18 cupcakes

4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
6 oz white chocolate, melted and cooled
2-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 almond extract

1. Beat butter until creamy with electric mixer. Add melted and cooled white chocolate.
2. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, until desired taste/sweetness achieved. Add extracts and mix until fluffy.


Melted white chocolate!

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Finished frosting, all white and beautiful!

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I frosted using a plain round tip and a fondant flower decoration!

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Hope you guys love this recipe, don’t forget to search your local Trader Joe’s for cookie butter/Biscoff spread!


See you next time =]


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True Blood Treats.



The Season 3 premiere of True Blood was on last week, and my mom and I decided to throw a party! Including vampire themed food =]

See, about a year ago I made True Blood cupcakes, and they were AMAZING. I’d been wanting to do a 2.0 version of them and my party was the perfect excuse! Last time I made vanilla cupcakes with pureed cherry pie filling centers and white chocolate cream cheese frosting. The frosting was great, but just not quite white enough. So this time I made the same cake and filling, but instead used a homemade marshmallow cream frosting! Oh my. Just wait.

In addition to the cupcakes, I also made Vampire Bite Cookies! Anti-Vampire Garlic Bites. AND a beautiful fruit platter. All recipes will follow!

Pureed Cherry Pie filling for the “bites”



Cupcakes with centers cut out, ready to be filled!



Homemade Marshmallow Cream Frosting!



Cupcakes filled and frosted, with centers left for snacking =]



Using a toothpick to make the vampire bites!









True Blood Cupcakes and Cookies.



Loved this fruit platter =]



Anti-Vampire Garlic Bites.




For the Vampire Cupcakes and Cookies I used recipes from BakingBites.com, make sure you check them out and all the other great recipes featured on the website!

Recipe for Vampire Bite Cupcakes

Recipe for Vampire Bite Cookies

And for the Anti-Vampire Garlic Bites I used a recipe from TLC Cooking, and you can find it HERE.


The party was SO fun, I want to say thank you to all my friends that came! And to my mom, her best friend, and my boyfriend for helping with the food and decorations, they were amazing =]

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Cookies are good too...!




Everyone knows I love cupcakes, but cookies come in a close 2nd. So when I saw this recipe for Strawberry Milk Chipsters on Picky-Palate.com I knew I had to make a batch. The recipe calls for Nesquik Strawberry Milk Powder ( YUM ) and white chocolate chips. Sounds like a perfect combination to me. They were so simple too! Find the recipe
HERE!

All mixed up.










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