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Dark Chocolate Roll Out Cookies

I made chocolate roll out cookies this Sunday. And I was super duper excited. I have these cute Bat and Cat cookie cutter I got on sale at Michael’s a while ago, and I REALLY wanted to use them.
I frosted them with a dark chocolate and Grand Marnier frosting, but I didn’t like the way it tasted. Also it didn’t spread well, and looks kinda ugly, so I didn’t include the recipe.
The cookie is delish, the frosting… not so much.
As I was eating one (or 2, or 3) I realized that this would make the perfect homemade Oreo! Now, I’m all excited to try homemade Oreo cookies!
So… because I’m unable to do something “simple” I made my favorite sugar cookies too. Sadly, I’m still not a decorator.
 
Oh well, I’m going to sneak some of the candy that I’m supposed to be saving for the costumed kids on Thursday… and another cookie.
 
Happy Halloween!
Happy Baking!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
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Dark Chocolate & Cayenne Cupcakes, with a smidge of Bailey’s!!

I have no idea why it took me so long to make these cupcakes! They’ve been on my “To Bake” list for months! Honestly… it’s probably because I never thought cayenne & chocolate would go together. But apparently it’s actually a real thing, and pretty common! My internet browsing brought up a ton of different recipes for that combination! There was even a few hot chocolate recipes!
 
So… I used the ingredient list from bitchin’ kitchin, but modified the way I put them together (a little bit). I had just enough batter to make 24 cupcakes, but it was cutting it real close. It has a great texture, and is really moist.
 
The buttercream is adapted from my standard recipe.
 
Overall I was really surprised by how well these came out. They might be my favorite. Seriously. I thought they would be too “spicy”, but they’re not. The cayenne is almost an aftertaste. It starts off with a really great chocolate flavor, and by the time you’re done with the cupcake, there’s just a hint of spicy from the cayenne. It’s pretty freaking awesome. Not that I’m bragging or anything.
 
You should go make these. Right. Now. Click here to see my recipe!
 
Happy Baking!
-Hey Waitress!!

 

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