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Mini Carrot-Spiced Cupcakes with Molasses Buttercream

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Mini Carrot-Spiced Cupcakes with Molasses Buttercream
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 32
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Turn sugar cookie dough into cupcakes. Really! Just add carrots and a few extra ingredients and slather with creamy frosting. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 tablespoon unsalted or salted butter, melted
1 tablespoon full-flavour (dark) molasses
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped pecans

7 tablespoons unsalted or salted butter, softened
1 tablespoon full-flavour (dark) molasses
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Spray 32 mini muffin cups with no-stick cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cookie dough, melted butter, 1 tablespoon molasses, 2 tablespoons milk, ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add carrots and pecans; beat on low speed just until blended. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoonful batter into each muffin cup.
  • 3
    Bake 16 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    To make frosting, in large bowl, beat 7 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon molasses with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add icing sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons milk, beat on medium speed until smooth. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Store in covered container.

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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 32
Calories
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7
Saturated Fat
2.5
Trans Fat
1
Cholesterol
10
Sodium
55
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
16
Protein
0
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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