Best Friend Cupcakes Recipe
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Best Friend Cupcakes Recipe

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These adorable little pups are double the fun when served with edible "Scooby-Snacks" graham crackers that look like real dog treats. Kids will get a kick out of the presentation.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 Min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 Min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Tan or yellow food coloring
  • 24 cupcakes of your choice
  • Milano cookies
  • Milk chocolate candy coating disks
  • Yellow and brown M&M's
  • 1 tube (4-1/4 ounces) black decorating icing

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. Tint frosting light tan. Generously frost cupcakes, mounding slightly off-center for the nose. Add cookies for ears.
  2. Add a candy coating disc and a yellow M&M for eyes; use brown M&M for the nose. Pipe a dot of icing as a pupil. Pipe a mouth. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Best Friend Cupcakes in Fun Food 2011 2011, p23

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Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"extremely cute!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"I think the dog bone is a scooby snack cracker. usually found by the graham crackers."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"Pretty CUTE ! But where's the instructions for the "dog bone"?"

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