Easily decorated Thanksgiving turkey (Nutter Butter cookie) cupcakes sure to be gobbled up at lightning speed.
Gobble Them Up! Cupcakes
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Today my recipe of the day is for Gobble Them Up! cupcakes for Thanksgiving. You see what I did there with the “gobble” part, right? *laughs*
I thought they were so cute when I had seen them at MommySavers, and thought they were adorable. But more than a recipe, it is about an idea- because really you can use any sort of cupcake in this. And you can dig around in the extra Halloween candy for some candy corn- but I am pretty sure that some places still have it available, if not online if you are pressed to find some in a hurry. The eyeball candies I see are still being marketed in the Christmas baking decor as snowman eyes so you should be all set. Otherwise I have included some online sources (through affiliate links) at the very bottom of the page.
I don’t usually see desserts dressed up for Thanksgiving, but I think the kids will go crazy over these. Pumpkin pie is great and all that, but I am not sure the kids like it the best. My daughter always preferred a cake. Unless I made a cream pie- she did like those. But things like pumpkin pie and pecan pie, mincemeat (especially mincemeat) were always better preferred by the big people eating at the adult table.
Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes
- 1 box cake mix, prepared as 24 cupcakes
- 1 (15 ounce) tub prepared chocolate frosting
- 16 ounce package Nutter Butter cookies
- 1 (11 ounce ) bag Brachs candy corn
- 1 package Wilton candy eyeballs
- 24 colored M&M candies (I suggest having extra in case some don’t cut perfectly)
- 2-3 ropes red licorice
- 1 bottle Wilton white cookie icing
- Prepare cupcakes according to package directions.
- Frost cupcakes.
- Using Wilton white cookie icing as a sort of glue, attach two eyes, a snip of licorice as a wattle, and a cut M&M as a beak to Nutter Butter cookies and allow to set up and dry for 45 minutes until the icing hardens.
- Push the cookie into the center of the cupcake.
- Push candy corn behind the cookie to act as tail feathers.
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