Invite the kids to help you make these easy Turkey Cupcakes that are not only fun but a great way to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.
These little guys just might be the cutest thing to ever grace your Thanksgiving table.
Plus you can even purchase the cupcakes store-bought to save you much-needed time during the hectic season.
Ingredients you will need:
(this recipe makes 6 cupcakes, double recipe for a dozen)
- 6 chocolate frosted cupcakes (make your own or store-bought)
- 6 Nutter Butter cookies
- 12 candy eyeballs
- 3 Orange Reese’s Pieces (cut in half)
- Cookie decorating gel (red)
- Candy Corn (you will need 30, 5 for each Turkey)
- Chocolate sprinkles
- A small amount of homemade icing to use as glue for the turkey face
To make a small batch of homemade icing: 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of milk. Stir well to combine. If too thick, add a bit more milk. If too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar.
Instructions for Easy Turkey Cupcakes
Using a toothpick, you are going to apply a drop of icing to the back of each candy eyeball. Apply each eyeball about ½ inch down from the top center of each Nutter Butter cookie.
Next, you are going to apply a drop of icing to a ½ piece of Reese’s Pieces candy. Apply to the cookie for the nose, right under the eyeballs.
Add a small line of red cookie decorating gel right next to “nose” to create the gobbler.
Random fun fact: Did you know the gobbler is called a wattle?
Now you are ready to stick the cookie down into the frosted cupcake, right in the center. About ½ the cookie should stick out when you are finished.
Behind the cookie, starting in the center, insert a piece of candy corn into the frosting. Repeat this process twice on each side of the one that you just inserted, until you have 5 “feathers”.
Add sprinkles all over the chocolate frosting and you are done with your adorable and easy turkey cupcakes.
Now you are ready to whip up a batch of these deliciously decadent, easy-to-make Thanksgiving cupcakes for your Turkey Day celebration.
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