Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes


It probably comes as no surprise that I love to turn on the oven and bake when the weather is bad. Without a doubt there is no better way to spend a snowy or rainy afternoon. Baking makes the incredibly cold weather and endless winter storms in Boston just a little more bearable. This past weekend blizzard conditions once again left us stuck inside. Although the situation was less than ideal, it did provide the perfect opportunity to make a batch of cupcakes.

I realize that I haven’t shared many cupcake recipes recently but sometimes I go through stages where I make old favorites rather than try new-to-me recipes. Well I’m so glad I decided to try a new recipe and make these chocolate chip cookie dough cupcakes last weekend because the result was one truly amazing batch of cupcakes. An eggless cookie dough is used to fill the chocolate chip cupcakes. The cupcakes are then topped with a creamy cookie dough frosting and garnished with more chocolate chips. Chances are we still have a number of cold and dreary days ahead of us and I will definitely keep these cupcakes in mind for those days when baking is in the forecast…. 

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Spring Cleaning with OXO

Who else is ready for spring? I know I am! It’s no secret that I love to organize so spring cleaning is right up my alley. OXO kindly sent me a spring cleaning home cleaning kit a few weeks ago and it has already gotten its fair share of use. Like so many other OXO products,… 

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Parmesan Crusted Goat Cheese with Basil ..

Superbowl Sunday was certainly a memorable one this year. After a game of ups and downs, it was so exciting to see my New England Patriots come out on top. In addition to the game itself, one of the best things about the Superbowl is all of the amazing game day food. And while I admit… 

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Blood Orange Cosmopolitans

Citrus is definitely the bright spot of an otherwise dark and dreary month. Although we haven’t had much snow here in Boston, the weather has been cold and less than ideal. There are many reasons not to love the month of January. But can we all agree that the abundance of citrus makes it just a little… 

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Sparkling Pear Sangria

Happy New Years everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are now ready for an even better 2015. I have lots of ideas for the new year but first I want to share the last recipe I made in 2014. I love sangria- there are endless flavor combinations and I have yet to try a… 

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Best of 2014- Reader Favorites

Well, here it is.  Now that 2014 is over, it’s time to recap the 10 most popular posts of the year. I always look forward to reflecting on the past year and seeing which recipes stood out from the rest. Lined up from #1-10, these are the recipes you loved most in 2014! 1. Kit… 

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Cashew Coconut Dark Chocolate Cookies

For the second year in a row I participated in the annual Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I love getting the opportunity to spread holiday cheer across the country to fellow food bloggers. And what better way to spread holiday cheer than with a batch of homemade cookies? I sure hope the recipients liked them as… 

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Glazed Cranberry-Lemon Cake

As much as I love to make fancy layer cakes, there is something to be said about the simplicity of a bundt cake. Not only are they easy to make but they require very little in the decoration department. A simple glaze is more than enough to dress up a bundt cake. And despite their… 

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