Friday, December 23, 2011

Lost in Translation - and some Sugar Cookie Cupcakes

You know, sometimes it's hard to get all the gloriousness that's in my head to translate correctly to the page. At least the first time. It takes a lot of time to get that perfect, movie-like story in my head recreated on the page. It's a lot like (please excuse the lame food tie in) watching Cupcake Wars and trying to get my own to look just as pretty :D

My kids both had their holiday parties yesterday. And I volunteered to make cupcakes. I have the yummiest recipe. It tastes like sugar cookies (and you can't get much more Christmasy than sugar cookies). But it's a cupcake. And it's utter deliciousness. But they don't always look all that great when they come out of the oven. It takes a little time and tender loving care to get those babies looking gorgeous :D

Here's what you'll need:

Sugar Cookie Cupcakes


1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in the milk until the batter is smooth. Bake 30-40 mins for a 9x9 cake or 20-25 mins for cupcakes.

Icing: (I use the buttercream recipe you find in the Wilton's ready-to-use fondant box)

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup butter
Cream together

Add 1 tsp vanilla

Gradually add 4 cups sifted powdered sugar

Add 2 tbsp milk to reach desired consistency.

Decorate to your heart's content :) Happy Holidays!!


  1. Yum! I'm always on the lookout for a good recipe. I'll be trying this one for my Christmas dinner. So true about trying to make the picture in your head translate into words on the page. Takes a lot of practice! (But Michelle does it beautifully)

  2. Oh, I am all over this recipe! Cannot wait to try it. :)

  3. I am a cupcake crackhead. Thanks for feeding my addiction. ;)