These Snickerdoodle Cupcakes are so easy to make and perfect for the fall! Now your favorite cookie flavor is featured in these yummy Snickerdoodle cupcakes. With this easy acorn cookie tutorial on top, they are perfect for Thanksgiving.
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This week has been so much fun! We are finishing up our fall break at school and Jonah and I have been hanging out together all week. The other day we visited the Indianapolis Children’s Museum and came home and baked some cupcakes. To celebrate fall, I wanted to make them festive and fun so I created some candy acorns that I saw on Pinterest a long time ago.
Everyone in our house absolutely loves Snickerdoodles cookies. With that yummy cinnamon flavor, I thought they would be a lot of fun to make into Snickerdoodle cupcakes.
It was pretty simple to do. It all starts with the cake. I purchased a simple yellow cake mix and doctored it up to make the cupcakes taste like Snickerdoodle cookies. Busy moms need shortcuts, and I seem to be the queen of finding them! All I did was add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to the batter. This snickerdoodle cake also works well for any cinnamon cake recipe you may want to use to make something else.
The Snickerdoodle cupcakes turned out smelling like fall!
How to Make Candy Acorns
My son took a nap while the cupcake were cooling, so I made a small batch of royal icing and put together the acorns.
Constructing the acorns is a very simple 3 step process. First, apply royal icing to the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss. Next, top it with a mini wafer. Finally, dip a mini chocolate chip into the royal icing and place on top of the wafer.
There you have it! Easy fall acorns to decorate your cakes and cupcakes.
As soon as the cupcakes were cool, I frosted and sprinkled the top. I don’t like a lot of frosting on my cupcakes so there was enough in that little tub of frosting to cover all 24 of my cupcakes. If you are one who like a lot of frosting, you may want to get two containers.
He loved them! I hope you enjoy these snickerdoodle cupcakes this Fall! They are perfect for your holiday party.
Melissa Lawler says
What a cute idea!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says
Those are super adorable!
Thank you Crystal!
I have one question… do you need my address to send me these or do you have it 😉
They look good! I am so weak when it comes to cupcakes.. LOL
Lyuba @willcookforsmiles says
OMG!!! That is soooo cute!!! I love the acorns and the cupcakes!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
Oh my gosh, those acorns are so cute!
Oh, they look so good!
Jennifer H says
what a cute idea!
Those are awesome! I’m gonna have to make some!
They look great. My daughter would love them.
I love how cute and easy these are for the kids to help out with!
Shell Fruscione says
Ahh those are SO cute! I love the little acorns!
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom says
Oh my goodness – those are so creative, adorable, and look delicious! I can’t believe how cute these are!
How cute, and they look yummy too
those sound amazing and look so cute!
Rachel Tiller says
These look AMAZING!!!!
So cute. I love the edible acorns! Consider me inspired to do some baking this weekend…
Oh my gosh those are so cute!!
Thank you Alison!
Oh my goodness what a great idea! Super cute and look yummy too!
Kathy Noble Murphy says
I love everything about these cupcakes! High Five.
Those are so cool! They would be fantastic on Thanksgiving, too!
Great idea! I may make them for Thanksgiving!
WHERE IS THE RECIPE? STEP BY STEP? HOW TO MAKE ROYAL ICING?
Those acorns are the best. I’m going to make them this week with my kids. Such a cute idea. We love cupcakes so this will be a nice addition to our cupcake ideas.
Is the icing that you frosted the cupcakes the same as what you used to assemble the acorns?
No, I used pre-made Cool Whip Frosting.
How far ahead can the acorns be made?
I would say you wouldn’t want to do more than a week ahead so that the wafer stays fresh.
How far ahead can the acorns be made???