With Taylor Swift's most recent album release, "Midnights," Swiftie gatherings were abundant on the night of October 20th all through to the 21st. Subsequent to cryptic Instagram posts, symbolic fashion choices, and witty captions, Taylor Swift's "Midnights" became the most streamed album on Spotify in a single day. Taylor asked her fans to meet her at midnight, and they did. However, when the clock strikes twelve, so do the midnight cravings. Whether you’re the biggest Taylor Swift fan, or nonchalant about her periodic album releases, it’s hard to deny a delectable midnight snack.

So, for defining moments in the middle of the night when dinner felt incomplete, or when a sweet treat was the only thing to fulfill your midnight cravings, here a few goodies to pre-bake and treat your future self and fellow Swifties to. 

Matcha Blondies for Blondie

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Kendra Valkema

Why blondies and not brownies? These blondies are light while still maintaining a gooey consistency that makes up a classic brownie. Without being an offsetting shade of green, the matcha will seep through the cracks of these blondies and add an earthy element to a sweet delight. Although a warm, right out-of-the-oven blondie creates the ultimate flavor explosion, saving it for a midnight snack allows for a crisp film to develop and contrast a soft interior that is maintained even after baking. 

Taylor Swift's Iced Chai Cookies

Emma Stuart

Although this is a Taylor- inspired recipe, it wouldn’t be the first time she unleashed her creative genius! These chai cookies not only encapsulate the nutty and spiced flavors of fall, but also the cozy vibes that come when filling your home with the aroma of freshly baked cookies. Baking these cookies are a staple of Taylor Swift nights — you’ll immediately find your Swiftie-friends flocking over to them and reminiscing of their "Red era". Add a glazed icing for a moist distinction from the crispy edges and spiced batter.

If you're interested in making Taylor's Iced Chai Cookies, check out this article for a step-by-step and photographic guide. 

Red Velvet 'Maroon' Cake

Emma Stuart

If you’re not a fan of tea, then these red velvet cakes are a must. The clash between cocoa and vanilla produces a buttery and fudgy flavor that embodies what it truly means to be velvet. It is dense, but soft, which will truly satisfy your midnight cravings. If you prefer a light contrast, adding a subtle cream cheese frosting will equilibrize the rich velvet. The best thing about red velvet is its versatility: cookies, cupcakes, loaves and if you're feeling "Fearless", listen to "Maroon" on "Midnights" to add an edgy undertone to your culinary experience. 

The Ultimate Pairing

Emma Stuart

In my personal experience, food was a glue that brought strangers together. Despite Taylor Swift being the common ground in our relationship, these baked treats will enhance any form of connection. Food has always served as a way to bring strangers close and friends even closer. If you have Taylor Swift playing in the background with her lyrics projected on a screen for your fellow Swifties to scream their hearts out to, your Swiftie-bonding experience will be maximized.