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Cookies are the New Cupcake…

I feel like I need to tread lightly here.  I don’t want to hurt anyones feelings. But, I have a confession to make….

I don’t like cupcakes….

There. I said it.

A self proclaimed baker?! Who doesn’t like cupcakes?!  I know. And I’m sorry.  But man do I feel better getting that off my chest.

It’s not that I have anything against cupcakes personally, it’s just… I have a love affair with cookies. And I feel that cookies don’t get the cred they deserve!  Is there a show called “Cookie Wars” or “DC Cookies”? NO! What the heck Food Network! Where is the cookie love?!


Well, I have been giving my blog a lot of thought lately.  Like I said in a previous post, I have been trying to find some direction and give it more focus. So I have decided to do a cookie series.  My recent post: The Science of the Chocolate Chip Cookie already has twice as much traffic than any of my other posts.  Which leads me to two conclusions.  #1: People care to know about the science of baking.  So my cookie series will include a lot of this.  AND #2: People love cookies just as much as me.

So I begin my “Cookies Are The New Cupcake” series.  I don’t know at this point how long this series will last.  We will see where it goes!

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27 comments on “Cookies are the New Cupcake…”

  1. There are few things in the world (and certainly not a cupcake) that look better than that chocolate chip cookie pic!

  2. I could not agree with you more! I’m happy to eat a cupcake, but really cannot be bothered to make them. Too fussy. I’m especially baffled by the red velvet cupcake craze — I mean really, what’s so thrilling about a cupcake that’s neither chocolate nor vanilla, but just amped up with red dye? It’s a mystery to me.

    Very much looking forward to the series! You go, girl.

  3. Thanks for going out on that limb. I’m also no fan of cupcakes. I mean, they are OK and all. It’s just that cookies, pies, tarts, fried pies, candy bars, lemon bars, pecan cobbler, chocolate mousse, caramel pudding, grapefruit curd and peanut butter & honey are so much better. Especially cookies. 😉

    • Agreed! Thanks Adam. I feel like any time I say that I don’t like cupcakes to someone they stare at me like I am an alien.

  4. Funnily enough I totally agree. I quite enjoy baking (and eating) cupcakes but my secret obsession has always been with cookies. If I want an afternoon treat they are my go-to pleasure! And in terms of actually baking, nothing beats raw cookie dough. I cannot wait to see your cookie showcase and I am sure it will give me much inspiration for my own kitchen…

  5. I would pick a cookie over a cupcake 10x out of 10 🙂

  6. I’m so excited to hear that you are spilling the beans on baking secrets! I love this sort of information. And though I cannot support your proclammation of your disapproval of cupcakes, I will respect it 🙂 {as long as you, in return, teach me some baking tips!}

  7. I’m not the biggest cupcake fan either – I’d rather have a slice of cake, a muffin or a cookie. So I agree with you. I shall attempt one in the next week or so :D. I look forward to the challenge.

  8. Welcome to the cupcake-hating club. I’m a member as well.

    Also, I don’t like chocolate. Or nuts. Don’t tell anyone!

    But, somehow, I want your chocolatey nutty cookies. Go figure!

    • HAHA! Well… I don’t want to throw around the word hate here. It’s the peace-maker in me that doesn’t want to start shit with the cupcake camp. I feel like it is more of a “Cookie Equal Rights” advocacy campaign than a “Down With Cupcakes” campaign.

      Maybe we need to make t-shirts that say something like “Cookies are Not Second Class Desserts!”

  9. Girl, I am totally with you on this one!! I love me a good cupcake but when I’m craving a baked good it is ALWAYS cookies. There is nothing in this world that will ever compete with eating homemade cookie dough straight from the bowl.

  10. Your site is absolutely delicious! And I don’t care for cupcakes either — the main reason being that they are almost impossible to eat by hand unless you get icing all over your nose. Really. When they are nice and high and fluffy, you can’t take a bite out of one without getting your nose in the icing, so you have to put it on a plate and use a fork. Bummer! I LOVE cookies!

  11. I am a cupcake fan (mainly because I have a stupidly sweet tooth) but I am also a big fan of cookies!
    I especially love Italian cookies and biscuits.

    They are much easier to transport and store to. 🙂

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  13. I love cupcakes (and cake) but cookies are my FAVORITE so I’m totally down with this. If I send you a link, does it have to be a new one or can it be from my archives?

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  18. LOL…I had to laugh! I guess I am the biggest baking REBEL out there…because when I detect and observe a “rage” and “trend” in baking, I get completely annoyed and run the other way as fast as I can…eyes rolling the whole way. It seems as though everyone and their sister has opened a cupcake shop…they seem to be on every corner! So, while I can appreciate a good cupcake (not the kind with 5 inches of frosting piped on, which makes the cupcake fall over after one good-sized bite) I will continue to extoll the virtues and brilliance of the humble COOKIE…approachable, portable (can shove it in one’s coat pocket if necessary!), and absolutely non-faddish. So THERE!

  19. Você aparece controlar elaborar 7 cupcakes saborosos e ainda preparar também bolinho a chuva, bolinho desde espinafre, alimentação de queijo, tortinha, broinha com milho, petit gateau, empadinha e também outras delicias.

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