Mother's Day was just last week, and I wanted to share with you what I made for my mom. I have been wanting to try to frost a rose on a cupcake for so long, but it looked really hard. But I have some good news, IT'S SO EASY! They look so delicate and fragile, but they are truly easy to do. This was my first try. You can see some that look better, as I got more of the hang of it as I went. However, it does make you hand hurt, so that's why I only frosted some of them as roses. If you try this, please let me know how it goes! Here are some pictures:
I went on a cookie making spree here lately. I made these and also two different types of Oreo cookies, and a strawberry cheesecake cookie. They all turned out well worth it and worth making again. I will get you posted on the other three recipes soon, but here's the first of many to come. They are very refreshing with a hint of orange and are the perfect way to get a little bit of spring in the middle of all this snow. Enjoy!
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars, then beat in the egg and vanilla.
Stir in the flour mixture to the wet mixture until combined.
Add the orange zest and orange juice and mix just until combined.
Fold in the chocolate chips and drop by rounded tablespoon on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, just until golden brown. Be careful not to over bake, they are best when still a little gooey in the middle. Be sure to try some warm!
Recipe slightly adapted from The Girl Who Ate Everything.