Monday, January 11, 2010

Minis for Munchin'

 Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fauxstess Cupcakes & Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Nothing says "party!" like miniature treats.  Don't believe me?  Think about the last time you had some: cocktail smokies, meatballs, finger sandwiches, mini quiche or petit fours.  It wasn't Tuesday night dinner with the family, was it?  Didn't think so.  When you need to nibble on something while trying to balance a plastic plate, napkin, fork and beverage (all the while trying to be graceful, trying to avoid dumping your whole plate on the host's new carpet and/or embarrassing yourself in front of that guy/gal you're hoping to impress), small foods are the perfect solution.  Small desserts are even better, because there's room to sample one of each!


Chocolate Chip Cookies - I made 48 miniature cookies with a quarter batch of dough. Make friends with your digital kitchen scale and calculator. ♥

Fauxstess Cupcakes - Using this recipe (can use regular milk instead of soy), I got 6 regular and 24 mini cupcakes.  Fill with this filling (you need less than half the batch), and dip cupcake tops in canned chocolate frosting that's been melted for 15 seconds in the microwave.

Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts - I poured the batter into a greased mini donut pan and got 36.


  1. I love can eat more, right? no just kidding...
    Those mini donuts are awesome!

  2. Coming by through SITS!

    Are those pictures of what you made? Oh my! They look perfect! I'm just now learning about baking, even after being married for 15 years. I certainly need a lot of help!

    Now following through Google Friends!

  3. Those are too cute! I love the tiny donuts.

  4. Love all your mini's. I couldn't get to the recipes, the link didn't work, and I'm very interested in the donuts especially. What kind of pan did you use exactly? I have an electric mini donut pan, would that work?

  5. Cristie - Sorry! It looks like the Baking Bites site where I got the recipe is currently down for some maintenance. I'll keep checking to see when it's back up! In the mean time, here's another site to try:

    An electric mini donut pan should work for the recipe.