Tuesday’s Taste Tempters 10.30.12

Tuesday’s Taste Tempters 10.30.12

Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 8:00 pm

Today’s recipes were submitted by the McCormick Test Kitchen. View more recipes at www.mccormick.com.
Candy Corn Cupcakes

1 package (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
Assorted decorations, such as orange sprinkles and candy corn

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Divide batter in half. Tint one batch yellow with 1/3 teaspoon yellow food color. Tint second batch orange with 1/4 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/8 teaspoon red food color.
Fill each paper-lined muffin cup 1/3 full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
Frost cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and candy corn.
Test Kitchen Tip: For easier measurement, 1/4 teaspoon food color equals 20 to 25 drops.

Harvest Scarecrow Cookies

1 package (17.5 ounces) sugar cookie mix
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
54 sugar wafer cookies
Shredded wheat cereal, broken up
Assorted decorations, such as candy-coated pieces and red string licorice

Prepare cookie mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Cut out rounds with 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter.
Bake and cool cookies as directed on package.
Frost cookies with vanilla frosting. For the scarecrow’s hat, break a sugar wafer cookie in half. Press wafer cookie half into the top of the frosted cookie. Place a whole wafer cookie below the cookie half.
Press shredded wheat around sides of the face for straw hair.
Use candy-coated pieces and string licorice to decorate the face.

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