One Sweet February Weekend

One sweet February weekend, I was on a baking spree. I wanted to have some sort of dessert buffet for Valentine’s Day so I made cookies, cupcakes and pastillas (my nephew and niece did the finishing touches for this milky treat).

Baking homemade cookies has been my ultimate dream and I was able to achieve it with the help of a very easy to follow recipe from Baker Bettie. I stumbled on her recipe for Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies when I was looking for  instructions on how to make cupcakes and cookies without baking soda. Here is my version of the cookies.

Bite-Size Chocolate Chip Cookies

We gave a jar of my special cookies as a gift for my parents. I just added heart-shaped marshmallows to add a touch of VDay to our gift.

Bite-Size Chocolate Chip Cookies

I also baked chocolate cupcakes using a box of Celebrations by Sharon Party Cupcake Mix and added cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor.

Chocolate Cupcakes
I feel like a pro whenever I use my new muffin pan :)

 

My All-Around Bakeware
Aluminum llaneras and puto molds were my all-around baking buddies before I got muffin and cake pans.

For the cupcakes, I made cream cheese frosting topped with chocolate chips. I’m so happy that everyone liked these yummy cupcakes!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chips
Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chips

My Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chips go well with a cup of brewed coffee.

Cupcake and Coffee

Gastronomically, this was how sweet my Valentine’s Day came to be. I’m hoping that I can bake this much for special occasions and that my output will be more delectable each time.

What about you? How do you make celebrations extra special?

22 thoughts on “One Sweet February Weekend

    1. Truly! Baking can be really tough but when I see how people enjoy my goodies, I feel so appreciated and encouraged to bake again :)

  1. I can’t wait to purchase an oven so I can bake cookies at home :) I’m not really good at it, but I just love trying out recipes I see online ^^ Your baked goodies look really delicious :)

    1. Go for it, Yvonne! I usually bake using an old oven toaster that I got from my parents. You may want to start on something like that, too. :)

  2. I can’t choose which dessert I like best; mukhang yummy lahat! And I like your idea of turning your cookies into a VDay gift simply by adding heart-shaped mallows.

  3. Hi Arge! Please recommend a baking site that features easy recipes for beginners like me. We bought our oven last January and we still haven’t used it for baking! Please share how you baked these yummy cupcakes and cookies too. Promise, ito ang ipambibinyag ko sa oven namin! Thanks ngayon pa lang. Enjoy baking! :-)

    1. Hello Nadia :) Baker Bettie and Sally’s Baking Addiction are very helpful baking blogs for beginners like us. I’m sure makakahanap ka ng pambinyag sa oven mo :) I got the easy-cookie-recipe from Bettie. As for the cupcakes, I just followed the instructions from the box and added cocoa powder. Please also blog about your first baking experience ha? Happy baking! :)




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