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 Allrecipes.com – 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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17 Responses to “Fauxstess Cupcakes”

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    Maryanna — April 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    These are darling!

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    Kerstin — April 9, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Adorable – I love the cupcake liners!

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    Anali — April 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    These look great! I’ve got to try them soon! ; )

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    oneparticularkitchen — April 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    How adorable! Oh The Yankee would just eat these up.

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    Mermaid Sweets — April 9, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I have been wanting to try these too – nice post, I love the photos.

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    Maria — April 9, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    They look perfect! YUM!

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    Jamie — April 10, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Sooo freaking adorable! I have these liners, so I will be making these in the very near future!!! Well done!!!

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    rickdog — April 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Find more Fauxstess Cupcakes in my recipe blog search:
    HERE

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    Sarah — April 10, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    So cute and yum!

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    Stephanie Wagner — April 11, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Could these be any cuter?? I love the idea of home baking classic favorites like this!

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    oneordinaryday — April 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    This looks perfect! Yum!
    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

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    kitchenbelle — April 13, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Great job! Your cupcakes are perfect! They look just like Hostess except SO MUCH BETTER! Your ganache is so nice and shiny!

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    Jigginjessica — April 16, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I love these cupcakes! They have been on my to try list forever and I think that maybe today might be the day I finally try them.

    Also, I didn’t even realize you had less swirls, shows how well I know a hostess cupcake!

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    bcallegra — April 20, 2009 at 1:56 am

    I made them this weekend and am now officially addicted to the filling – it reminds me of marshmallow creme! Although my cupcakes (and pictures) pale in comparison to your version, I need to thank you once again for supplying me with a great recipe.

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    Simply Inviting Weddings — November 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I searched all over for a recipe like this and didn’t want to use marshmallow creme for the filling! These are amazing- my family was fighting over them. Thanks for sharing!

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    Seantellc — April 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    so in your recipe you say to put the batter into the wells of a muffin tin coated with non-stick spray. Does that mean not use cupcake liners, or does that mean to spray the liners with non-stick spray?

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    beantownbaker — April 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Sorry, I’ll fix the recipe. You don’t need to spray the cupcake liners.

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