One sweet February weekend, I was on a baking spree. I wanted to have some sort of dessert buffet for Valentine’s Day so I made cookies, cupcakes and pastillas (my nephew and niece did the finishing touches for this milky treat).

Baking homemade cookies has been my ultimate dream and I was able to achieve it with the help of a very easy to follow recipe from Baker Bettie. I stumbled on her recipe for Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies when I was looking for Β instructions on how to make cupcakes and cookies without baking soda. Here is my version of the cookies.

Bite-Size Chocolate Chip Cookies

We gave a jar of my special cookies as a gift for my parents. I just added heart-shaped marshmallows to add a touch of VDay to our gift.

Bite-Size Chocolate Chip Cookies

I also baked chocolate cupcakes using a box of Celebrations by Sharon Party Cupcake Mix and added cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor.

Chocolate Cupcakes

I feel like a pro whenever I use my new muffin pan πŸ™‚


My All-Around Bakeware

Aluminum llaneras and puto molds were my all-around baking buddies before I got muffin and cake pans.

For the cupcakes, I made cream cheese frosting topped with chocolate chips. I’m so happy that everyone liked these yummy cupcakes!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chips

My Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Chocolate Chips go well with a cup of brewed coffee.

Cupcake and Coffee

Gastronomically, this was how sweet my Valentine’s Day came to be. I’m hoping that I can bake this much for special occasions and that my output will be more delectable each time.

What about you? How do you make celebrations extra special?