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What you will need:
1/2 cup shortening, butter flavored 
1/4  cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped


Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl  cream together the shortening, butter, and sugars until light and fluffy (It takes about 4 minutes by hand, do it on medium speed if you’re using a mixer).

3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine, remember to scrap down the sides of the bowl while mixing.

4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, soda, and salt.
5. Add to the butter / sugar mixture and mix until it lightly combined.
6. Add the white chocolate chips and the macadamia nut cookies.
7. Spoon onto the sheet pan lined with parchment paper, with about 2 inch spacing (I find a tablespoon works best).

8. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 to 12 minutes then cool on a wire rack.


These ones are in the form of a super yummy, grab one while running out the door muffin.


What you will need:
For the muffin:
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons melted butter, cooled slightly
1 egg
1 cup milk (you may need a splash extra)


For the topping / filling:
1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
3 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
1½ cups  pecans, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons butter, melted


For the frosting:
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
dash of vanilla


Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit.
2. Generously grease a standard 12 cup muffin tin.
3. In a large bowl, sift together the dry muffin ingredients.
4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the egg mixture, stirring only until just combined.

5. Combine all the topping/filling ingredients.
6. Gently fold half of the mixture into the muffin batter.
7. Spoon the muffin batter, about ¼ cup, into each muffin tin. Then top with remaining brown sugar mixture.

8. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, or until muffins spring back when pressed lightly.

9. Remove from oven. Cool slightly, then transfer carefully to a wire rack.

10. Whisk together all of the frosting ingredients.
11. Drizzle over the top of the muffins and enjoy every  delicious bite . . . hack even lick your fingers when you’re done.


.:Side Note:.
If you don’t want to use pecans feel free to use crushed and chopped walnuts or almonds.

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

What you will need:

2 1/4 tsp or 1 packet (1/4 oz./7 g) dry active yeast
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 cup warm milk
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter, softened

Steps to yummy goodness:
1. Dissolve the yeast and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar in the warm milk in a large bowl and let stand for about 10 minutes until foamy.

2. Mix in the eggs, butter, salt, and other 1/4 cup of granulated sugar. Add flour and mix until well blended and the dough forms a ball. Put in a bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size (about one hour).

3. After the dough has doubled in size, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

4. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners, and lightly spray over the top of them with cooking spray.

5. Roll dough into a 12×22 inch rectangle. Spread dough with 1/3 cup butter and sprinkle evenly with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Roll up dough and cut into 24 rolls.

6. Place each roll in a cupcake liner. Cover and let rise until nearly doubled, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

7. Bake rolls in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes. Let rolls cool completely before frosting.

.:Side Note:.
You can use any frosting you like but I find that a simple cream cheese frosting works best to complement these cupcakes.