Witch Hat Cupcakes

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These Witch Hat Cupcakes make a perfect Halloween party favor to send home with guests after a festive evening.

Witch Hat Cupcakes
Makes 2 dozen
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (15.25-ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  2. 2 tablespoons cold water
  3. 1½ tablespoons meringue powder
  4. 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  5. Green gel food coloring
  6. 24 chocolate-covered mint chocolate cookies*
  7. 24 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped Halloween sprinkles*
Instructions
  1. Prepare cake mix as cupcakes according to package directions. Let cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons cold water and meringue powder until foamy. Gradually whisk in sugar until smooth. Stir in desired amount of food coloring. Spoon icing into a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip.
  3. Pipe a small circle of icing on top of each cookie. Place a chocolate kiss on top of icing to resemble top of witch hat, and place a pumpkin-shaped sprinkle in icing at base of chocolate kiss to resemble a buckle. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes for icing to set.
  4. Pipe a small amount of icing in center of each cupcake, and place assembled witch hat on top of cupcake. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes for icing to set.
Notes
  1. *We used Keebler Grasshopper Mint & Fudge Cookies and Wilton Hallow Pumpkin Mix Sprinkles.
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