Master Baker – Cinnamon!

I haven’t been baking or blogging much this month. Life in Boston has been cold and wet and work has been keeping me really busy. I have made over 5 dozen of these chocolate cupcakes that are AWESOME and so easy to make. We had friends in town, I had the flu one weekend and I attended a Vegan Cupcake baking class one weekend. So like I said, it’s been a busy month.

I wanted to participate in the first ever Master Baker blogging event. The rules are simple – bake something with the ingredient specified. I was in the mood for some cookies and these guys really hit the spot. They made the house smell delicious. I enjoyed a couple crumbled over ice cream and some warm homemade applesauce. YUM.

I followed the recipe exactly, except I used Egg Beaters since we didn’t have any eggs. I used my cookie scoop and got 36 cookies and they took the entire 12 minutes to bake. The dough looked like cinnamon ice cream. I wanted to eat it all without cooking it…

Cinnamon Cookies – recipe from – makes 36
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

Cream together butter and sugar.

Mix in egg and molasses, blending well.

Mix flour, baking soda and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.

(I chilled the dough for about 15 minutes in the fridge) Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

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13 Responses to “Happy New Years Eve! And a New Frosting Recipe”

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    Dorothy — December 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    You’re right, that IS a very festive photo! The colors of the sprinkles are so vibrant and really pop against the dark background. Looks delicious!

    I made the mini ham & cheese sandwiches…and WOW! They are fantastic! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Carrie — December 31, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    That frosting is really great and versatile! I am so glad you enjoyed it! Beautiful cupcakes!

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    oneordinaryday — December 31, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    They do indeed look festive.
    Happy New Year!

  4. #
    Kerstin — January 2, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Mmm, they look great and I love the sprinkles on top! Happy New Year!

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    Jen — January 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Dorothy – so glad you enjoyed the ham and cheese sandwiches!

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    Daily — January 3, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    wow, those cupcakes look amazing. I’ve got to try that frosting, since I typically am not a huge fan of a chocolate on chocolate–this seems to be a great alternative!

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    Chocolate Shavings — January 7, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I’m always up for a new frosting recipe!

  8. #
    Gala — January 7, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    So cute and super festive!
    Those liners are so cool, never seen neon ones.

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    Karly — January 8, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Ooh, I’ve never seen a buttercream frosting recipe with meringue powder before! I’ll have to try that. 🙂

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    Memória — January 8, 2010 at 5:15 am

    These are beautiful cupcakes! I just made chocolate cupcakes today. I wish I could frost mine as well as you do.

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    Jacelyn — January 11, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Hi, your cupcakes look lovely. Can i check if the coffee is added ice cold or room temperature?

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    Jen — January 11, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Jacelyn – Room temperature coffee would work just fine.

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    slicescakes — February 2, 2010 at 3:48 am

    I’ve done a similar frosting with meringue powder but substitute half butter for half the shortening. Seriously, much nicer mouth-feel, and delish! Butter rules, but melts often, so half and half is a great compromise!
    I love the sprinkles, AND the LINERS! I’ve been dying for a reason to buy greaseproof liners… mmmm.

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