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produce quality baked goods in my kitchen.
I mean, cookie dough? Cupcakes? FROSTING? Heaven Help Me. Who dreamt up such a glorious recipe? The premise is that you take eggless cookie dough, freeze it in balls and drop it into cupcakes before baking. The cupcakes rise around the cookie dough and when they are done, you bite into the cupcakes and are met with a cookie dough surprise. Almost sounds better than sexy time to me.
Yeah. I said it. I really, really love cookie dough.
|Separate batch of cookies|
Awful glutton free cookie experiment gone wrong.
Recipe followed to a T.
Red flag #2
The next night, I got to work on the cupcake batter. I then spooned the batter into the bottom 1/3's of the cupcake liners. I then placed a frozen cookie dough ball on the batter and into the oven at 350 they went. My first batch was a test batch of six cupcakes.
But I persevered, as any baker would do, and I continued making cupcakes until 3 am. I sampled my little heart through every batch and ate enough frosting to give me a sugar high for the next three weeks. These don't look anything like the amazing ones I have seen around the web, here and here and esp more here.... but in the end, they turned out okay. I even shared one with a man. A man I sort of want to impress. A man who is apparently a glutton for punishment, because he keeps calling. Which might be sort of tied to my fabulous personality and my perfected white wine mushroom risotto and caramelized sea scallops. Obviously.
Anyways, my baking days are over. I would much rather pay $3 a cupcake at Sweet or any local bakery than stress over something I wasn't born to do. Cooking is my thing. Baking? Well, I am breaking up with you baking. We're through.
But, you should make these cupcakes using any one of the recipes I have linked to in this post! They are tasty treats and there's no way you can fare as poorly as I did. Even if you do, we're still talking about frosting, cookie dough and cupcakes... how bad can they be?