Cinnamon Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting

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Everyone already knows my extreme affection to anything cinnamon.  If you are a cinnamon fan too, you MUST make these Cinnamon Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting.  Like right now.  This very minute. They are so moist and yummy!  Doesn’t that frosting just look divine?  I might have grabbed a spoon and eaten half of it before I ever started frosting these.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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I baked these in the New York Baking Company Silicone Baking Cups that they sent me to review.  You can find my review about them here.  I love using silicone baking ware because everything  bakes so evenly and I never have to worry about the bottoms or sides getting too dark.

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Cinnamon Cupcakes
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. (18¼ oz.) golden vanilla or yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°. Line a muffin pan with paper baking cups or silicone baking cups. Set aside.
  2. In your stand mixer, beat together the cake mix, pudding mix, water, butter, eggs, cinnamon and vanilla on low speed. Mix until just moistened. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  3. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups to about ⅔ full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool in the pans on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Remove and let them cool completely before frosting.
  6. Enjoy!

 
Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 box (16 oz) confectioners (powered) sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl on medium speed, beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in the vanilla extract. Mix until well blended.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the ground cinnamon and the confectioners sugar.
  4. Gradually add the cinnamon/sugar mixture to the butter mixture and beat until well blended. Be sure to scrap the bowl well.
  5. Add the milk and beat until light and fluffy.

Enjoy them!!!

The Best Sugar Cookie Bars

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Happy Valentines Day!  This is one of our favorite holidays.  We celebrate “love month” at our house.  I just love this holiday.  My favorite part about it… seeing the kids go the extra mile to share their love for each other.  Melts this momma’s heart.

I knew I wanted to make decorated sugar cookies for my kiddos on Valentines, but I just didn’t have time to do the whole rolling and cutting thing.  I decided that I would do Sugar Cookie Bars.  These really are so good and easy too.  They taste just like my mom’s famous Christmas cookies which just delights my kids.  They are a nice light cookie with that wonderful creamy buttercream frosting.  Seriously.  They are the best Sugar Cookie Bars you will find.

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The Best Sugar Cookie Bars
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup sour cream OR greek yogurt
For The Frosting:
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 2½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • red or pink food coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Line a large jelly roll pan with aluminum foil. Spray well with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together flours, baking powder and salt; stir together and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until creamy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat well. Add in the sour cream (or greek yogurt) until combined.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  6. Spread the dough into the prepared jelly roll pan. Dough can be sticky. Use pam on your hands to help with spreading the dough easier.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until the edges are just starting to turn a light brown.
  8. Place on a wire cooling rack to cool. While cooling, you can start making your frosting.
  9. In a bowl, add the butter, powdered sugar and beat well until light and fluffy. Add in the milk, vanilla, and food coloring. Beat well until all combined.
  10. Spread frosting over the cookie bars once they have cooled. You can top with sprinkles you want.
  11. Place the bars in the fridge for an hour or so to set the frosting well. Cut into bars using a pizza cutter.
  12. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Peanut Butter and Peppers.