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These Santa Hat Cupcakes are homemade down to the frosting. But don’t let that stop you from making them. If you want cupcakes in a flash, you can always use boxed cake mix and frosting in the container. Either way they will still be adorable! Santa Hat Cupcakes Cupcake Ingredients 2½ C flour 1 tbsp. cocoa powder 1½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt ½ C butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp. ¼ C softened shortening 1 C sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract 1 C buttermilk 1 TBSP Red gel food color Frosting Ingredients 1…

Hot chocolate and cookies are my favorite this time of year. Enjoy them both with this recipe for Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups. Not only are they yummy but so cute to put out for a holiday gathering. Find out how to make with the simplest ingredients listed below. Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups Makes about 24 mini muffin tin cookies or 12 if using regular muffin tins   Ingredients:   1 package Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough ½ cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons hot cocoa mix 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips white buttercream frosting 12 mini pretzels 1 cup Jet-Puffed Mallow…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias The holidays mean so much to me because I get to spend time with my family. Since I have some extra time this year, I plan on doing more baking to share with my family and friends. I love giving them a homemade gift because it is so much more personable. This is the time of year where I break out my KitchenAid® and baking supplies and begin creating. I have been trying some new things in the kitchen to change it…

These Twix Thumbprint Cookies are an easy to make and consists of buttery shortbread with gooey caramel and drizzled chocolate. Tastes JUST like Twix bars! This makes about 3 dozen cookies so if you want to make more to hand out or freeze just double the recipe. Twix Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients Shortbread Cookie: ⅔ cup unsalted butter, softened ½ cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla 1½ cups all-purpose flour Caramel Filling:  14 wrapped caramel candies (I used Kraft Caramels) 3 Tbsp heavy cream Pinch of salt Chocolate Drizzle: 6 ounces milk chocolate chips 1 Tbsp vegetable oil Directions…

Creepy foods are fun for Halloween but don’t get too creeped out as these Missing Finger cupcakes are edible including the finger. These are the easiest cupcakes to make and will be a hit at your Halloween party. Missing Finger Cupcakes Ingredients White cake box mix Vanilla frosting Red food gel Cupcake liners Candy Finger Directions Prepare cupcakes per box directions. Allow to cool. Frost cupcakes. Add candy finger on top of cupcake. Red food gel on top of white frosting allowing it to drip down the sides. Apply Red food gel at the end of the finger allowing it…

We are getting ready for our annual Halloween party and I am baking away for some new Halloween treats for the party. I love these Eyeball Cupcakes as they look disgusting but are edible including the eyeball. Eyeball Cupcakes Ingredients White cake box mix Vanilla frosting Red food gel Green cupcake liners Gummy eyeballs Directions Prepare cupcakes per box directions. Allow to cool. Frost cupcakes. Add Red food gel on top of white frosting allowing it to drip down the sides. Place an eyeball on top of the cupcake in the center.

Disclosure: I was provided with PEEPS & COMPANY® products featured in this post. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way. Halloween is my favorite time of year from the costumes, decorations, candy, and food. I enjoy having Halloween parties at my house and coming up with new and creative ways to feed the ghouls and goblins of the neighborhood. Give this Graveyard Cake a try with some Witches Brew to keep the scary monsters satisfied. Graveyard Cake Ingredients: 1 box of chocolate cake mix Black frosting PEEPS® Tombstones Candy Bones Directions: Preheat oven and bake according…

I recently just got back from Disneyland seeing it all decked out in Halloween decorations. This got me in the mood to make some Mickey and Minnie Halloween sugar cookies. Not only are they fun to decorate and eat but also make a great addition to a Halloween party! Mickey & Minnie Halloween Sugar Cookies Recipe 5.0 from 1 reviews Save Print Mickey & Minnie Halloween Sugar Cookies Author: Everyday Shortcuts Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients Cookie Ingredients: 5 C flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1½ C soft unsalted butter 2 C granulated sugar 4 eggs Royal Icing Recipe:…

Celebrating the 4th of July cannot be complete without a dessert. Make this easy recipe for Layered Strawberry Shortcake you guests are sure to love. Layered Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Ingredients Angel Food boxed cake mix Strawberries Whipped topping Ingredients for angel food boxed cake mix Directions Prepare Angel Food cake from box directions and add blue food coloring to the mix. Bake cake per directions on the box. While cake is baking wash and cut up strawberries into thirds. When cake is cooled break into one inch pieces. Using a bowl, add a layer of angel food cake, then a…

These Bird’s Nest Cupcakes are great for Spring and Easter time. Not only are they fun to make but also fun to eat with the chick Peeps. If you didn’t want to use Peeps, you could use chocolate robin eggs found in the store. Enjoy! Bird’s Nest Cupcakes INGREDIENTS Eggs Vegetable oil White boxed cake mix White frosting Chocolate frosting Chick Peeps Green food coloring Cake decorator DIRECTIONS 1. Mix and bake cupcakes according to box directions. 2. Let the cupcakes cool. 3. While cooling mix green food coloring into white frosting and add to cake decorator. 4. Using the…