Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Awesome Cookie Cupcakes


I know it seems a bit silly posting a recipe like this after whining about how hard it's been staying the healthy course, but in my defense, I made these before making my goals, and they're just too fun not to post.

I couldn't help of thinking of my sweet bloggy friend Kim when I made these. If you know Kim, you know that she is the queen of all things cupcakes. I believe she's even turned savory dishes like lasagna into a cupcake, so fun! These are so rich and delicious, and a bit different from your average chocolate chip cookie because instead of chocolate chips, we used chocolate covered raisins, and chocolate covered peanuts, with mini M&M's to make them adorable. They can be made into full sized cupcakes as the picture shows, or for a more bit-sized treat, you can do mini muffin sized. And of course, they do just fine as regular cookies too. It was amazing to me how different the flavor and texture of these cookies were in cupcake form, so chewy and moist, a very fun variation on one of my favorite treats. I hope you enjoy!

Awesome Cookie Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 cup butter flavored Crisco (not butter, or margarine)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate covered raisins
1 cup chocolate covered peanuts
1/2 cup mini m&ms, optional

Directions

Heat oven to 350. Beat Crisco, sugars, and vanilla until fluffy. Add eggs and beat again until fluffy. Pour in flour, soda and salt. Stir until well-blended. Add chocolate covered nuts and raisins (fold in gently). Drop a large spoonful into muffin paper, filling 3/4 of paper. Bake 18-20 minutes, don't overbake!

Dough refrigerates very well, so you can make a few cookies at a time if desired.

27 comments:

Mireya said...

The mini m&ms are so cute!

Kim said...

These are way too cute and the name "cookie cupcakes" just reeled me in with curiosity. These would make great treats to take to school for parties, or sleepovers, birthdays, etc. I'm making a mental note that I want to make this recipe. Oh, and thanks for pointing out the ungourmet blog. I went over and I love her blog!!

Joyful Baker said...

Yum! Can't wait to try these. On a side note, where did you get your mini m&ms? I've been looking for some!

A Year on the Grill said...

what a cruel time to post this

they look and sound great!

Talita said...

What a pity! I don't find Crisco where I live! These cupcakes look so funny and delicious!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

So cute! My boys would love these.

Katherine Aucoin said...

My oldest daughter would be your slave for these! she's not only a cupcake fiend but and M&M fiend too!

Melanie said...

The cupcakes look delicious and I love the photo - it look so great with the cool edge around it.

jscardon said...

How cute are those?!? Cupcakes are so the IN thing right now too. What a fun recipe!

Rebekah said...

yum!! these look so fun!!!

Ingrid said...

I can totally do cookies if they're in cupcake form.
~ingrid

♥peachkins♥ said...

I am on a diet too, you know..heehee

Carrie said...

These cupcakes are so colorful they're almost playful! I love them!

Kristen said...

I love these! My kids would totally go nuts for them

megan said...

oh yum, these look so good! you can't go wrong with a name like "cookie cupcakes!" :) i have eaten way too many sweets, but I still want to make them

Pam said...

They look cute and tasty!

Julie said...

Those aren't healthy? Hmm, I'm sure they're just fine!

theUngourmet said...

These are so cute! My kids would be pleased as punch to come home to find these as an after school snack!

You put such a smile on my face when I hopped over here and saw the shout out! Thanks so much! :)

Burp and Slurp~! said...

Whimsical, and delightful! Kim is defintiely a great blogger...she comes up with the most awesome things!

Donna-FFW said...

These are adorable. My kids would enjoy making them!

AppleC said...

Wow! They do look awesome.

Joanne said...

I love this idea! Then again I love cookies in any way, shape and form. You stuffed them with all my favorite cookie ingredients. Delicious.

Katy ~ said...

These are ADORABLE! Cookies and cupcakes in one delicious and fun bite. Couldn't possible ask for more.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What yummy treats! I love them!

Sophie said...

Dear Teresa,

these cupcakes look brilliant!!

MMMMM,...beautiful too!

I also love your new header!! Lovely!

Krista said...

These are really cute and I bet they were yummy! I've made gingerbread and chocolate chip cookies in mini cupcakes and the result was good. Even better when topped with frosting : ) I'll have to try these.

Sweet and Savory said...

I bake for my class. Can you imagine how they would flip over these? I have to try them in both cookie and cupcake form.

I love the chocolate covered raisins in these.