Sugar Cookie Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Total Time
48mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
18 mins

I found this recipe through a couple websites pinned on Pinterest. I adjusted the frosting to my preference. I really liked the flavor of the cupcakes, but I may try using sour cream instead of half and half next time

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. At least 2 minutes, longer with a hand held mixer.
  3. Mix in eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl with each addition.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add salt and baking powder and mix just until combined.
  6. Incorporate flour, mixture will be thick.
  7. Add in half and half and mix thoroughly.
  8. Original directions say to divide batter into 12 cupcakes, I got 14 and they were all filled well.
  9. Bake 18 to 20 minute If you are new to baking with your oven check them at 16 minute Mine were done in 18. I checked mine with a toothpick, needs to come out clean.
  10. Cool cupcakes.
  11. To make frosting, allow both the butter and cream cheese to come to room temperature. If it is a hot day don't let them get too warm.
  12. Cream the butter and cream cheese for at least 3 minute You should be able to tell that you have 2 ingredients in the bowl. You want a light yellow color with a fluffy look.
  13. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, incorporating well. Don't forget to scrape the bowl frequently! :).
  14. Add vanilla and 2 Tbsp. of half and half. Check consistency for frosting, add more half and half until you are happy with the thickness of your frosting.
  15. Frost and enjoy.