Yield: 20 servings
Prepare cupcakes following the directions on the box, but fill the cupcake liners with a little extra batter so you end up with a total of 20 cupcakes. Frost the cupcakes when they've cooled completely.
While the cupcakes are baking, assemble the turkeys.
Using a toothpick, apply a dab of peanut butter to the backs of two eyes and attach side by side to the upper portion of a Nutter Butter cookie.
Apply a dab of peanut butter to the cut side of a Reeses piece (turkey beak) and place on the cookie just below the eyes.
Cut a 1/4 to 1/2 inch strip of licorice (turkey waddle) with kitchen shears and apply to the right side of the "beak" using peanut butter.
Repeat these steps to make 20 turkey cookies.
Use a knife to make a small slit in the top center of each frosted cupcake and insert a turkey cookie.
Insert candy corn (7 per cupcake) with the narrow tip downward in a fan-like manner around the back half of the cupcake to resemble tail feathers.
Cupcakes may be baked and Turkey Cookies may be decorated a day in advance, but wait until closer to serving time, to assemble the turkey cupcakes.
Adapted from Pinterest
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