A few weeks ago, my friend sent me a link to this recipe, which looked absolutely delicious to me. The only problem? I didn't have a "muffin top pan."
I had never heard of such a pan before, so I researched it online, and found out that its purpose is exactly what it seems: instead of baking the whole muffin, this pan allows you to only bake the top of a muffin, which is usually the preferred part. Not only can you use this for muffin recipes, but you may also use it for a wide variety of other recipes (which I fully intend to do). I ended up ordering this one, and I am very excited to discover everything I can do with it.
My first recipe with this pan was the Snickers Caramel Cheesecake Cookies. This should have been a very easy, fun and rewarding recipe, but everything possible went wrong for me last night.
I had to run to the store several times in the middle of the preparation for things I thought were in the house, but weren't. I also ended up ruining the first crust and having to make another one, and ultimately I didn't get enough cream cheese, but decided that I did not want to go to the store for the fourth time. Because of this, the cookie turned out to be very sweet, because the sugar was doubled for the amount of cream cheese I used.
In spite of all the problems I had, I think the cookie turned out fairly well. I am definitely going to make it again, hopefully the process will go more smoothly.