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Thanksgiving Recipes: Gobbling-Good Cupcakes Recipe

Gobbling-Good Cupcakes Recipe

If you want to hatch a novel holiday dessert that your kids can help make, these tasty turkeys fit the bill. They're also great for a classroom party.


  • 24 frosted cupcakes
  • 24 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 2-3 tablespoons of white frosting or decorator's gel
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Fruit leather, various flavors and colors
  • toothpicks


  1. To make each turkey, press the lower portion of a Nutter Butter cookie into a frosted cupcake for the bird's head.
  2. Use tiny dabs of frosting to stick on mini-chocolate chip eyes and a red fruit leather wattle.
  3. For each turkey's tail, use a butter knife to cut out a dozen feather shapes (about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide) from fruit leather.
  4. Lay 6 of the feather shapes on a flat surface and place a wooden toothpick lengthwise atop each so that one end of the toothpick extends about an inch below the feather. Layer another fruit leather feather layer atop each of the 6 shapes, sandwiching the toothpicks between them.
  5. Press the 2 layers together to make them stick, then fringe the edges of the feather with a butter knife. Now your child can stick the colored feathers into the cupcake behind the cookie head.