Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day means baking. This year, I made two special things for Valentine's Day. First, there was a batch of Sprinkle Cookies from Mom's Big Book of Baking by Lauren Chattman. This is a pretty simple sugar cookie, with the dough rolled in a ball, then dipped in sprinkles before it's baked.

Then I made a batch of chocolate cupcakes. Having enjoyed Jill O'Connor's banana rum cake so much, I decided to try the Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cupcakes from her book Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey. These cupcakes are awesome. The batter baked beautifully without oozing onto the top of the cupcake pan. I made a batch of plain buttercream tinted pink to frost them, then added some holiday sprinkles for the top.

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