Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

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Hello, everybody! Let me first preface this post by saying, I hate pretzels. I.Hate.Pretzels. Just not a fan. Cardboard with salt? No thank you, I’ll pass. Unless they are dipped in chocolate or coated in an obscene amount of flavoring  I will not reach for them. Actually no, I take that back. I remember recently being at a social gathering where there were other humans present, most of whom I did not know. After about 45 minutes I looked down to realize that I had subconsciously eaten almost an entire bowl of pretzels. It was a LARGE bowl. Apparently, I would rather awkwardly sit and eat a disgusting amount of food that I despise than actually engage in human interaction. Pretty sure we have all been there at one point. Right?… Right? Don’t even get me started on soft pretzels. (Insert gag noise here). Even having to endure the smell of them when walking by the kiosk in the mall makes me cringe. Yes, perhaps I am being a tad dramatic. I just don’t like them.

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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Before we get into the baking portion of this post, can we talk about the Olympics for a hot second? I have spent the last few days doing pretty much nothing other than watching the Olympics. Mainly swimming. Mainly men’s swimming. Mainly me just pausing the TV every time the USA men’s swim team is shirtless. As I type this, women’s gymnastics is on in the background, and I’ve never felt more un-flexible and out of shape as I do in this moment. I don’t even like bending over to pick things up that I’ve dropped on the floor, and these people are doing flips in the air at 75 miles an hour. Honestly, is Simone Biles actually a human? UN.REAL.

You go, athletic people. I’ll just be here. Shoving Cinnamon rolls in my mouth at record breaking speed.

Now that I’m done ranting about something completely unrelated, let’s get into the task at hand, shall we?

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S’more Doughnut Sandwiches

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We are quickly approaching the last few glorious weeks of summer. Guys, it’s August! Where in the hell did the time go? It feels like just yesterday Lindsay and I were doing cartwheels because we finished our last day of school for the semester. (Figurative cartwheels. Because we are lazy) I did not do half of the fun things that I told myself I would do this summer. And let’s not even get into the fact that it is August and my skin is still practically see through.  Seriously, I am the tannest at this moment than I have been all summer and I still look like I’ve been trapped in a window-less dungeon for months. But that is an issue for another time. #Pale

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Russian Piping Tips

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Blogging is not always easy. Actually scratch that. Blogging is never easy. First of all, it is time consuming. Publishing a post is not something you can just whip up “real quick”. Creating a post has many steps. You have to decide what thing you’re going to post about, buy materials for the thing, make the thing, photograph the thing, post process the images of the thing, write the post about the thing, add the images of the thing, and the list goes on and on. It is by no means a quick process. Secondly, there are a lot of technological aspects to having a blog that are very complicated when you are like us and have no idea about any of it. Therefore, when you run into an issue, and you have no idea why it is happening or how to fix it, it can be the most frustrating thing in the entire world. I bring all of this up because yesterday was QUITE the day in the world of The Cupcake Chronicles.

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Coconut Muffins

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I love coconut. I love everything about it- the way it smells, the way it tastes, the way you have to beat it with a machete to get it open in the wild. (Not that Ive ever done that, but it looks exciting). During a recent Pinterest binge, I stumbled upon a recipe for coconut bread that I pinned a million years ago. However, like most of my pins, it just sat in my collection untouched forever and ever. I wasn’t overly interested in making a loaf of anything. Meh. Loafs? Loaves? I don’t know. Who cares. Anyway, loafs of anything don’t really get me excited about life. However, I did really like the recipe itself, so I decided to work with it a little bit and turn it into muffins instead.

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