Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Blogging Anniversary and Chocolate Chip Cookie 'Cupcakes'

I can't believe that I started blogging one year ago today - gosh how time flies.  Little did I know what an outlet this little space would become for me. One thing that blogging has taught me is that I have a plethora of interests and passions in life that I think were laying dormant for many years.  I have always had ideas floating around in my head and had a sensitivity and liking towards beautiful things. Luckily this is the spot where I have been able to put them all together and I am just so lucky that I have found an audience to listen. Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to where things can go from here. In order to celebrate this occasion I made a very simple and easy Chocolate Chip Cookie 'Cupcakes' and topped it with vanilla bean ice cream and of course a candle, in order to celebrate the occasion. Continue for directions...

Using your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, I used this one from this post, as it is my favorite to date. Chill the dough for 30 minutes. Once chilled, roll the dough out on a floured surface.  Using a circle cookie cutter, cut out rounds and place them into the muffin tins like you are making a cupcake liner. If you don't have a round cookie cutter you can just cut a circle or a square with a knife and press the dough into the pan.   Bake according to the recipe's instructions.

The dough will form a 'cupcake' shape but with a center that is slightly sunken in - perfect for holding a scoop of vanilla ice cream!Enjoy!
(Cutting out the circles once the dough has been rolled)
(Pressing the cookie dough into the pan almost as if you are creating a cupcake liner)

*All photographs by Alison 


  1. it looks delicious... happy anniversary!!!

  2. Happy Blogday Alison! yum for the cupcake!^^ kisses!

  3. these look delicious. i want one immediately! happy blogiversary!:)

  4. Happy blogiversary! It's been a great year, can't wait to see what you have in store for this next year! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. Congratulations!! I feel like I would write something very similar on our blog anniversary....totally get it. These look so good! I baked chocolate chip oatmeal cookies last night :)

  6. looks delicious and happy blog anniversary!

    xo Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  7. What a good idea! And the part about adding a scoop of ice cream is the best...


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  8. oh yum! I may just have to make these later :) looks so yummy!


  9. Oh my goodness! These are so cute! ...Perfect for entertaining! Well done xoxo

  10. Ps...happy blog Anniversary! You make my days so much more entertaining :)

  11. wooooow that looks delicious and such beautifull pictures!! happy anniversary!

  12. oh my god! congratulations darling, you really do so well blogging! I always thought you have been doing this for a longer time, because your blog looks so professional:)
    xx Kate

  13. Happy blogiversary! Hopefully in a few weeks these will be on my can't live without list! :)

  14. Wow congrats! Happy blogiversary!! <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  15. Happy bloggaversary! Those cookie-cupcakes look delicious! Seriously!

  16. Happy One Year Anniversary on the blogosphere! <3

    You do such an amazing job, it's always a pleasure to stop by :)

    Good luck with everything and ... the cupcakes look beyond delicious, I'm craving for something sweet now :D


  17. Happy Blog anniversary dear and these all look yum yum!!!

  18. Fabulous post, Allison! Got to try making those cookies :)

    PS. Beautiful shots, as usual.

  19. Congratulations and happy anniversary! Those cookie cupcakes look so amazing! Cheers to another year!

    xo Jenny

  20. Thanks for stopping by! I'm your newest follower! And happy anniversary! Can't wait to see what mine looks like a year from now :)

    Ali Berger

  21. OMG! Chocolate chip cookie cupcakes?!?! Too good to be true!

    xo, Courtney

  22. HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!! Those look sooo yummy! PS. I'd love it if you could visit my blog and follow me if you like it!! :)


  23. happy happy blog birthday! those cupcakes look incredible, pinned for later!

    fancy {no}pants

  24. Ditto to what Courtney said!:) Congrats on your blog! I love your blog, btw:)

  25. Congrats!!!! Hope you blog more and good wishes to you!!!

    LOVELY blog!!!

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  26. Congrats!
    Love the Cupcakes ♡ :)