Christmas Cupcakes

A fun Holiday recipe project to do with the kids. Let your imaginations run wild when decorating these yummy Christmas Cupcakes! A snowman and Santa cupcake is pictured for reference.

Cupcakes for the holidays
Photo by Helen (#1) C.
Adapted from food.com
Cupcakes for the holidays
Cupcakes for the holidays

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Adapted from food.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/3

    cups sugar

  • 3

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/2

    cup shortening

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 2

    large eggs

  • 4

    ounces butter (8 table spoons)

  • 1 1/2

    cups icing sugar

  • 2

    tablespoons milk

  • Colored crystal sugar

  • Candy sprinkles

  • Candy

  • Marshmallow

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula. Add eggs to the mixture. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again. Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed. Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely. Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and decorate as you desire. Let your imagination run wild!

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