When I get stressed I like to bake. I’m sure going for a run or something would be more effective and healthier, but this is more fun! Needless to say, some great recipes came from being overwhelmed with wedding planning. I usually whip up some chocolate chip cookies when I get the urge to bake since I always have the ingredients on hand, but this time I wanted to make something a little more interesting. So why not combine two of my favorite desserts? Cookies AND cupcakes! Since I’m a Target-aholic, I always notice new lines of products—especially in the baking aisle! This Pillsbury Purely Simple line caught my eye since the products are made without dyes, preservatives or artificial flavors. There were mixes for cake, brownies, cookies and frosting, so I combined a few of them to make these chocolate chip cookie cupcakes. I followed the directions on the box, but added a couple personal twists. I incorporated some chocolate chips to the cake mix to enhance the theme. While making the frosting, I decided to drop in a little almond extract. The flavor complemented the cookies perfectly. This cookie and cupcake creation definitely satisfied my sweet tooth!