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    Posted on Jan 8, 2017

    4 Reasons The Inventor Of The Muffin Tray Is A Bloody Genius

    The top of the muffin is the only good part anyways.

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    Muffins are, like, so has-been and the trays are taking up hella space.


    But hold on to them during your Spring Cleaning (HA, like you're going to do that) because they're actually useful in a lot of ways other than making dry, crumby, lame-o muffins. Here are four.

    The Coffee Carrier for when you lost nose-goes for the afternoon coffee run.

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    1. Stack the cups inside the molds (they fit PERFECTLY) and carry carefully.

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    A dozen cups of coffee should get you through the day... Until dinner time.

    The Guac 'n Grab for when you've got guests you want to impress but also not have to clean up after.

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    You've guac to be kidding me, this is amazing.

    1. Lay a prep bowl down on a tortilla and trace a knife around it.

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    2. Lay the circles across four moulds and tuck them in.

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    3. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes or until crispy. Let cool and serve with guac.

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    Feelin a sweet tooth? Time for dessert...

    The Cookie Cup for when your BFF is newly single and civilized consumption of ice cream is not going to cut it.

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    Behold, the ergonomic chocolate chip cookie.

    1. Add half a cup of flour to any cookie mix you like using.

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    Without the extra flour, the dough will just melt into a big blob and ain't nobody want a blobby cookie cup.

    Obviously use the Greatest Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever recipe.

    2. Shape cookie dough around every other mold so they have room to expand.

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    Try not to consume all the leftover cookie dough. Save it for endless cookie bowls in the future by rolling balls of dough, laying them out on parchment paper, and freezing them. Whenever you want to use them, just pull out your frozen dough balls and bake them.

    3. Cook at 375 for 20 minutes or until golden.

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    *sighs romantically*

    Throw some ice cream in that cookie bowl and layer on the toppings.

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    Which brings us to our next project....

    The Serve and Scoop for when several of your BFFs are newly single and it's Valentine's Day and there isn't enough ice cream in the world, let alone toppings.

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    Make it rain sprinkles, people.

    1. Load up the toppings, stick in some spoons, and serve!

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    Consult this article of 7 Insanely Delicious Sundaes You Need To Eat Before Summer Is Over if you need some topping inspiration (it's still winter so you've got time).

    Watch the full tutorial here.

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