Blog | Cupcake Project - Part 4
Chestnut Cookies

Roasted Chestnut Cookies with Cocoa and Caramel

As many of you know, I grew up in New York.  While St. Louis is now my home, I still spend lots of time in the Big Apple.  There are so many incredible bakeries there to explore.  On the same street as my dad’s store  in Forest Hills (Has anyone been to Instant Replay?), there [...]

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Hot Milk and Honey

Hot Milk and Honey for a Sore Throat Sniffles Day

With a son in preschool, cold weather means sniffles and fevers and persistent coughs that never seem to go away until the flowers bud in early spring.  This year has hit us hard.  We had to reschedule our Halloween party because I couldn’t get out of bed and here I am sick again two days [...]

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Peppernut Snowmen

Peppernut Snowmen Cookies

Peppernut cookies, or Pfeffernusse in German, are traditionally tiny spice cookies (the size of a nut) and are loaded with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg.  There’s molasses, too, for a deep flavor and a splash of brandy for brightness.  But, the ingredient that sets these little guys apart is pepper! I got the idea to turn my [...]

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Cherry Turnover Cookies

Mini Cherry Turnover Cookies

I fully acknowledge that I have one of the best jobs in the world.  I stay home, bake desserts, and get paid for it.  I really have no right to complain one iota.  But, every job has its little frustrations.  A small one that I have is that I hardly ever get a chance to [...]

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Baked Brie Monkey Bread

Baked Brie Monkey Bread

Monkey bread looks simple enough – like a rustic Bundt cake.  It hides a secret: It is made of balls of cinnamon roll dough that you can rip off with your hands – allowing your family and friends to literally break bread together. This monkey bread has a second surprise in its pillowy cinnamon/sugar bread [...]

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Chocolate Gingerbread Pretzel Cookies

Chocolate Gingerbread Pretzel Cookies

Everything is better with chocolate – including gingerbread.  These chocolate gingerbread pretzel cookies have all of gingerbread’s spices with the addition of melted dark chocolate. Of course, the most fun part about these cookies is that they look like pretzels.  The “salt” is really turbinado (raw) sugar. PrintChocolate Gingerbread Pretzel Cookies Yield: 3 dozen pretzel [...]

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