Simply Baking: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Happy Hump Day everyone!

I just want to take a second to thank my new followers on WordPress, Facebook and Twitter for the wonderful comments and support of my blog. Honestly, it's terrifying sometimes putting yourself out there and trying to build an audience but between doing what I love and getting such sweet comments, you all make it so easy! Every like and comment keeps me going and I just want to thank you πŸ™‚

This weeks baking project was amazingly EASY thanks to a recipe via the wonderful Something Swanky. Not only were they delicious cupcakes but they were for a small serving and only required 1 bowl which in my book is an A+ (I despise washing dishes.. lol). According to her recipe, it makes 4 cupcakes but I decided to go with mini-cupcakes and it made me 8 little bad boys. Perfect for post-dinner dessert without having leftovers!

Click here to view the original blog entry via Something Swanky!

The mini muffin baking sheet was $12.99 well spent at Target, a definite must have.

LOL, can you tell I don't trust time andΒ always poke my baking projects with a toothpick to see if they're done?

For this cupcake, the frosting to cake ratio is just right if the frosting wins.

I think I'll have to try making these again soon, with Reeses Minis. I was told they tasted sorta like a Reeses cupcake so I can only imagine if I had Reeses in them! I looooove Reeses.

How is your Wednesday going? I have a few friends coming back into town from school so it's been fun getting to have catch-up dates (like last night with one of my oldest best friends Hazel). I've also been having bouts of insomnia at night so I wake up exhausted but I think it's because all my blog ideas keep me up brainstorming. Any one else have that issue?

Here's a song that I've had on repeat all week: Matt Kearney - Ships in the Night

Hope you have a great week!

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14 thoughts on “Simply Baking: Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes

  1. These look amazing! I will have to try them out for the next time I need to make something sweet. Found you via your comment on my blog and I'm so happy to connect - your blog is so cute, I'm loving the clean design, and the content will have me coming back πŸ™‚

    1. Post author

      Hi Franziska (do you go by Fran?) Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments. I love your blog, especially your entry on budgeting post-college because that is my LIFE. I'm happy to have you as a reader because you definitely have me as one of yours!

      And definitely try making the cupcakes, all I used was a bowl, a fork, 3 measuring cups/spoons. Easy clean up and big pay off!

      Love,
      Evani

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      Hi Ana! Yea, they were definitely worth the mere 40 minutes it took to make them (including bake time!). Thanks for stopping by my blog, I've loved reading yours because its clear how much you and your hubby love each other! πŸ™‚ Stop by again soon!

      Love,
      Evani

  2. Eva

    Dessert is stressed spelled backwards?!?! Love, this is beyond genius! That, and your idea of mini cupcakes... I love baking recipes that yields small servings. Small servings + small cupcakes = less guilt after dinner. LOVE!

    1. Post author

      Haha I can't take credit for the quote but it did fit perfectly with the picture!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for always leaving me comments love, I appreciate your support of Simply Evani from day 1! I wish you were still living in the bedroom next to me so we could bake together. Love you!

  3. Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista

    YUM! The perfect combination!

    So glad you found me about the Sac blog meet up! Looking forward to meeting you! Love meeting another local blogger! xo

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      It really is the perfect combo, you've got to try it sometime! Thanks for stopping by Ashley! Yea, I'm excited for the meet up, but a little nervous too! πŸ™‚

  4. Wow! As someone who much prefers to eat cookie dough than eat cookies, this is right up my alley! I like the way your photos are laid out too πŸ™‚

    A question about your blog in general - I"ve been considering switching from my wordpress.com blog to a wordpress.org so that I can have my own domain name, but many people have told me that you are unable to have people follow your blog via their wordpress if you do this - but you appear to have your own domain AND following capabilities :/ howww?! haha. x

    1. Post author

      Hey Morgan, if you love cookie dough, this recipe is definitely for you! Thanks for the photo compliment πŸ™‚

      Actually I am still on wordpress.com, I just bought the domain mapping upgrade that allows me to have my own domain (I think it was around $26 annually). So I don't not sure how wordpress.org works to be honest but I use wordpress.com and I like it so far (minus not getting to do any ads or selling ad space with fellow bloggers πŸ™ ) Let me know if you have any more questions!

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