CHIPS AHOY! Elf Pull-Apart Cupcakes

Celebrate Christmas, or an elf visiting your house, with this cute and easy to serve pull apart cupcake arrangement.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 25 CHIPS AHOY! Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • Pink food coloring
  • 1½ cups ready-to-spread white frosting
  • ½ cup green decorating icing  (about 1/2 of 8.4-oz. can)
  • ½ cup red decorating icing  (about 1/2 of 8.4-oz. can)
  • 2 small candy cane s (2-1/2 inch)
  • 1 piece black string licorice  (2-1/2 inch), cut in half
  • 2 chocolate malted milk ball s
  • 1 piece red string licorice  (2 inches each)
  • Decorations:  assorted small round green, red and white candy balls; starlight mints; pink candy-coated wafer; coarse white sugar; pink colored sugar

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Recipe Tips

1

Heat oven to 350°F.

2

Cut 1 cookie in half; reserve for later use. Place remaining cookies in 24 paper-lined muffin pan cups.

3

Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in cinnamon. Spoon over cookies in muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes; cool completely.

4

Remove and discard paper liners from cupcakes. Place cupcakes, cookie sides up and sides touching, on platter to resemble elf shape as shown in photo.

5

Stir food coloring, one drop at a time, into white frosting until tinted to light-pink color; spread over elf's face area on cupcakes as shown in photo. Pipe green and red icings onto hat area.

6

Add candy canes and reserved cookie halves for the elf's ears, and licorice pieces and malt balls for the eyebrows, eyes and mouth. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble photo.