Welcome to The Cookie Monster, a blog about the most marvelous, versatile, and beloved bakeable item in the land: The cookie. You may see occassional forays into pies, bars, and other sweet treats, but my main focus is and has always been on the bite sized genius behind my very favorite snack. Happy Baking!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Cinnamon Mini Cupcakes

Hey Folks!  Last night Joe and I went over to our dear friends the Haley's house and of course I brought along some sweet treats.  This week at the grocery store I spotted some "cinnamon chips" which sounded pretty tasty, and I thought they would make a fun little cupcake dessert for our dinner date.  Here's what I came up with:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, added one at a time
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
pinch sat
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup cinnamon chips

Cinnamon Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2-4 table spoons milk
1 tsp cinnamon

Wednesday night after dinner I enlisted Joe's mixing assistance and we whipped up the batter, butter and sugar first, followed by the eggs and vanilla, and then the dry ingredients.  I meant to get a photo of Joe the magical mixing husband but, I was too busy telling him what to do ;)

Into a 375F degree oven for 15 minutes.

Tada!  Let the cupcakes cool completely, then whip up your buttercream.

Pipe onto cupcakes, and decorate as desired.  I just dotted mine with some extra cinnamon chips.

These were very tasty!  Kind of coffee cake-ish, but definitely fit in for the fall.  And of course buttercream frosting makes anything delicious.

Happy Baking!

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