For the record, I am not neglecting you all. Rather, holiday orders are keeping me busy… morning, noon, night… midnight too!
But I didn’t want y’all to have to cry another day, since I’m sure that’s what you do when I don’t post something new.
I’m always looking for fun, yet simple gifts for neighbors, co-workers and hostesses. And, for me, presentation is 75% of the gift (I get it from my mom).
So, I love this gift idea. I simply took pieces of cinnamon sugar biscotti and placed them in a mason jar (which are very inexpensive and can be found at any large box store). I then wrapped baker’s twine around the top – you could use raffia, ribbon or even cord – and added a simple gift tag. Clean and simple and such a great gift.
Of course, wine is alway a good option. Oh, what about wine and some biscotti!
It’s no secret… I LOVE the cinnamon/sugar combination. Obviously, this means I LOVE LOVE LOVE snickerdoodle cookies. I will pick them over just about any other cookie, any day of the week.
When I came across the idea of a snickerdoodle cupcake, I was sold.
And these do not disappoint. Honestly, I think these are my favorite cupcakes I’ve made to date. Yes, I love most of them, but these pack the perfect punch.
The base is a light cake, laced with a hint of cinnamon. The top is crunchy and crackly, full of the comforting cinnamon and sugar flavor, just like the cookie. The whole thing is finished with a cinnamon buttercream.
Seriously. Heaven. In. Cupcake. Form.