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Tollhouse Cupcakes

Cupcakes seem to be all of the rage these days.  It is a well-deserved rage in my opinion.  Any handy bite-sized concoction made with flour, sugar and fat deserves to be paid attention to.  This recipe adds a  quintessential American twist to our friend,  the cupcake.

Tollhouse Cupcake

 

Tollhouse Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 T. sugar
  • 6 T./ 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2t. / 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 T. flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t./ 1/8 t. salt
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
  • mini-marshmallows (opt. if you feel like experimenting)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine butter, sugar, 6 T. brown sugar & 1/2 t. vanilla and beat until creamy. Add 1 egg.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and 1/2 t. salt & stir into butter mixture.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoon into 16 cupcake cups in muffin tin.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, remaining egg, and 1/8 t. salt in a bowl and beat until thick. Stir in chocolate morsels, optional nuts and remaining vanilla. I have added mini-marshmallow, too, for a successful variation.
  7. Drop/ spread 1 tablespoonful over each cupcake.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes - keep on eye on them.
  9. Yum!

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  • Rose F May 11, 2011, 3:13 pm

    Yum! Some vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce in a dessert dish, and it’s ready for a fine dining dessert 😉

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