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Turkey Cupcakes Recipe


  • 6 Chocolate Cupcakes prepared and unfrosted
  • 1 pkg. Chocolate Frosting
  • 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 1 pkg. Swedish Fish assorted colors
  • 6 Orange Mini M&M’s
  • 12 Edible Eyes
  • 1 Fruit Roll Up red


  1. Cut the bottom third off each cookie and discard. You will only use the larger part of the cookies.
  2. Put a dab of frosting on the back of the edible eyes and attach 2 of them to each cookie.
  3. For the beaks, put a dab of frosting on the edge of each M&M and attach 1 on each cookie.
  4. Cut 6, thin 1 inch long slivers from the fruit roll up and attach 1 on each cookie on the side of the beak. Make sure it hangs down from the beak so it looks like a wattle.
  5. Frost each cupcake with a thick layer of frosting and stick a turkey cookie into the middle of each one so it’s standing upright. You only need to press it in just a bit to the cake, the thick layer of frosting will help it stay upright.
  6. Take 4 different colors of the fish and stick them in the cupcake in a row behind the cookie to look like the feathers. You’ll want to stick about a third of the fish down into the frosting and cake.
  7. Cute and easy Thanksgiving treat for the kids!