I was never a friends-kinda person.
I was always friendly, just didn’t really care how many friends I had or who was my BFF for the day/week/year.
Plus, people my age never got me. I ain’t no Rubix cube; I just don’t like doing the typical teenager-y things and therefore, couldn’t relate to my classmates.
It wasn’t really until I started blogging that I started developing (what I consider) some real friendships. Friendships with people who understood me, even if physical distance, age gaps, or the simple fact that we’ve never actually met stood in our way.
Finally someone who understood the importance of having the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Or someone who would cry with you when your buttercream frosting melts before your photo op. Or someone who obsessed as much over striped paper straws and perfect tea cups as much as you do. Your better half. A good, quality friend.
When I met Stephanie at Back For Seconds, I knew we’d be fast friends. She’s sweet, caring, and totally awesome, and in a few short months we’ve become blogging friends to real-life buddies. We’ll text each other about our day and she’s even sent me stuff (just wait til she sees what I have in store for her for Christmas!). It’s that kinda friendship you just can’t beat… even if we haven’t met (yet) in real-life.
Today some other bloggers and I are celebrating Stephanie’s switch to WordPress. Since our blogs are basically our babies, we take immense care and consideration for every decision we make with them. Moving to WordPress is a big, scary switch-over–one I haven’t done yet because I’m shaking in my boots over the idea!–and Stephanie moved her cutie blog onto an amazingly beautiful site. I’m sure you’ll love the result!
So to kick off her celebratory party, Stephanie recruited me to make a happy party food and what better way to celebrate festively than with funfetti?! (Did you really expect anything different from me?)
So don your party hats, grab a funfetti cup and send Steph a nice, warm welcome over at her new digs!! Congrats, girl!!
For Funfetti Cookie Cups:
1 box Funfetti cake mix
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
For Cookie Dough Frosting:
1 stick butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
About 1/4 cup brown sugar
About 3-4 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a mini muffin tin with cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs + oil until blended. Stir in the white chocolate chips to blend. Portion Tablespoonfuls of dough among the greased muffin cavities. Bake for approx. 12-14 minutes or until golden around edges and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow cookie cups to cool in the pan about 5 minutes before gently running a knife along the edge to remove them. Cool completely on a wire rack.
3. For the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer combine the butter, vanilla and brown sugar until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light + fluffy. Add milk or heavy cream (about 1 Tbsp) if frosting is too thick.
4. Pipe the frosting onto cooled cookie cups; top with mini chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles, if desired. Store cookie cups airtight, at room temperature, up to a day.
The combination of sweet, sprinkly Funfetti + brown sugary, rich cookie dough is an irresistible and unexpected pairing! I love how the opposite flavors seem to work in perfect, sugary harmony in this adorable, bite-sized cup. It’s the perfect festive party food!
Be sure to visit Stephanie‘s site to say hello, and to see the other awesometastic things our friends made for her, too! And if you’re on Instagram, you’ll want to participate in Stephanie’s SnapShot Social! Here’s the schedule she’s got (it looks fun!) and you’ll definitely find me there, too!