So, I have been having some (alot) of trouble accepting that is actually fall and winter will be here way too soon. I was gone for three weeks and when we came home to Colorado fall was here full force. The leaves on the trees are full of colors, the mornings are getting nippy, and my first grader has fall break. I know that fall had to come and there was nothing I could do about it, but I really am more of a summer girl.
To get me going on my fall foods I decided we just had to make these adorable owl cupcakes. These are so simple; kids will love to make their own owl. Another great thing about them is you can use your favorite cupcakes.
36 Oreo cookies + extras
36 Junior Mints
Split the Oreos, keeping the cream in tact on one side. (This will not work perfectly every time. Keep extras on hand. I found that twisting makes a cleaner separation.)
Collect the cream-less cookies to use for the ears. Break the cookies in half. Match up cookie halves with another of similar size.
Gently push Junior Mints into the cream of each cookie. Don’t squish the mint. (Play around with different positions to give each “owl” its own personality.)
Use a knife to smooth chocolate frosting onto the tops of the cooled cupcakes. Place the cream sided cookies, cream side up, on the middle of the cupcakes, making sure that the eyes are oriented the way you want. Press gently.
To make the ears, attach the broken cream-less cookies to the cupcakes above the “eyes”, textured side facing up and round edges inward. These should hang over the edge of the cupcakes, but be sure to press them into the frosting where possible to make sure they adhere well.
Lastly, press 1 M&M on its side between and slightly below the cookie “eyes” as beaks.
Now marvel at how ridiculously cute these are.