Well hello, winter! So I think it’s official—after wearing two pairs of socks and a knitted hat at work the other day and after making my sweet pup wear a fleece dog jacket that she feels embarrassed to be seen in, I’ve decided to declare that winter is here. At least for now, in the mountains of western North Carolina, the cold is upon us. And it’s kind of nice, to tell you the truth.
Why? Why are the frigid temps and car doors stuck-shut-because-they’re-frozen nice? Because now is the perfect time to heat one’s house with one’s oven. (I like to call winter baking “electricity bill multi-tasking.”)
One delicious and fragrant way to be cozy can be found in the pages of The Artful Cupcake, where cupcake recipes of all flavors abound, and where you can enjoy this (free downloadable PDF) recipe for Winter Spice Cupcakes with Snowflakes.
A kitchen wafting with the warm scents of cardamom, cinnamon, and molasses? Sweet and simple cupcakes to share? Yes, please. Happy baking, friends.