6.5 Sticks of Butter and a Giveaway Winner

Two days ago, I made cupcakes from scratch. Please know that this is not something I do. I am a baked-goods-from-a-box-all-the-way kinda girl. That is, I was this way until Wednesday, when I realized that 6.5 sticks of butter (plus some other sorta crucial ingredients) can make amazingness. And besides, it's not every day that your husband finally receives his official license to practice pharmacy in New York. (Hooray! He's legal! And employed! God is so good.) :)

But back to those 6.5 sticks of butter. I used them to make two dozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes. Yes, you heard me right. I don't remember where I first saw the recipe, but the original recipe hails from Annie's Eats and an easier version with canned frosting can be found here.


The batter and frosting, both from scratch, both have a hint of cookie dough flavor in them, and the middle is stuffed with (eggless) cookie dough, also from scratch, which meant that this was not a mix-it-up-in-two-minutes-then-stick-it-in-the-oven deal. Not only was the end product totally worth my time in the kitchen, though, it was also sort of fun to make. If I had a cute apron, I would totally have worn it, a la June Cleaver. In fact, I was feeling so domestic as a result that I announced my desire to try making other kinds of cupcakes from scratch. Rick announced that maybe I should try actual meals first, you know, things with fewer sticks of butter involved. Priorities, I tell you. I think dessert should get first billing.


By the way, my cupcake frosting looked nothing like the one you see directly above. I used this exotic tool called a knife to apply my frosting. Actually, that's not true. All of the knives were in the dishwasher, and of course I didn't wash one, so instead I used the back of a spoon. We are fancy around here. :)

So now that you're all thanking me for this recipe that is delicious in all of its non-healthy beauty, the winner of my thank-you card giveaway is Wendy at Simply Brookes! Thanks to everyone who left a sweet comment. I'm not sure if an Etsy shop is in my near future, but you definitely encouraged me to think about it. :)

Have a great weekend!


  1. Oh. my. gosh. COOKIE DOUGH cupcakes??? Will wonders never cease? Seriously, I hardly ever actually make cookies because I'm too busy eating the dough AND chocolate chip coookie dough is my favorite ice cream. So now you've just blown my mind. They look AMAZING!

  2. If you were to make dessert for dinner every night, I certainly would NOT be opposed to that!

    Is this where I sign up to enter to a year supply of these??

  3. Six point five sticks of butter? Wow.

    And good for you for baking from scratch!

  4. I made these for a party recently and I'm pretty sure they are responsible for about five extra pounds of Kelly.

    I followed a different recipe that called for using the refrigerated pre-made cookie dough, which is not eggless. Which I did not even think about until AFTER they were eaten. Oops.

  5. Oh goodness. Those look amazing!

    And CONGRATSSSSS again to Rick!!! I know how big of stress relief that is!

  6. Congrats to your husband! That's an accomplishment so worthy of 6.5 sticks of butter :)

  7. mmmmmm, those cupcakes look life changing! Congrats to the hubby!

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

  8. Aw, good for your husband! That must be nice to be done with that phase of life! My husband is starting grad school in a few weeks, so we are just beginning. :)

    All of that from scratch is really impressive! And they sound so good!

    Random question: are you on Pinterest? You should be, it is amazing!

  9. Yuuuuuuummmy! You oogle over my dessert posts and now I'm adding this to m list to make! They look so pretty.

    Tell hubs congrats!

  10. i think my hips have expanded just reading about 6.5 sticks of butter! And congrats to your husband!!


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