Cookies and Cupcakes

It's the last day of our long weekend here in Canada. I'm a little sad that I have to go back to work tomorrow. It was a gorgeous weekend and we spent a lot of time outdoors. Today, I've been relaxing, catching up on sewing, and taking pictures of pouches for Etsy.

So far, I've had a busy month in the kitchen. I've been baking cookies and cupcakes every week.

I whipped up a batch of chocolate apricot cookies a couple of weeks ago for Adam. They turned out so yummy. The cut up dried apricots were a nice balance with the chocolate chips.

Baking cookies on a hot day is not always smart.

I also made a batch of Orange Pop Cupcakes. I've been wanting to try making cupcakes using pop in place of water. The cupcakes turned out really moist and not overly sweet. Personally, I couldn't taste the orange flavour but other people claimed they could. The recipe I followed for the cupcakes recommended sprinkling icing sugar over the cupcakes instead of frosting. I guess if I tried making frosting with some of the orange pop, the flavour might have been stronger. I want to try my hand at root beer cupcakes next since it's one of my favourite flavours.

Orange Pop cupcakes. #cupcake

This past week I finished up a nerdy recipe post for DN! Extraordinaire. DragonBall Z Cupcakes... which are Lemon Green Tea Cupcakes with Lemon Green Tea Buttercream. You can find the post and recipe here.

Dragonball Z Cupcakes
Dragonball Z Cupcakes

The cupcakes turned out incredibly yummy! I tried sharing them with everyone to get feedback and also because I ended up with 24 cupcakes. We actually have 6 in the freezer right now. I've never put my own cakes or cupcakes in the freezer before so we'll see how they taste after we pull them out in a week.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

xo Jen


  1. I love chocolate chip cookies, I've never had them with apricots though but it sounds good! Those cupcakes look delicious. :)