I saw a photo (no instructions) of these little cuties online and made them for the Alzheimer's support group last night (I do not belong((thank heavens)), I am just a volunteer) & thought I would share some tips for making these.
Shopping List For the top of the cupcake
Regular Nutter Butter cookies
Mini Vanilla Wafers
(the photo I saw had taken a miniature marshmallow and cut in half and put a dollop of frosting for eye, but I thought this was easier)
Mini M&M's - these are NOT in bags, they come in a tube & at Walmart by the register
Instructions Bake your cupcakes & let them cool. While that is going on make the frosting, I used the frosting recipe off of the Hershey's unsweetened cocoa can. The "mouth, nose link" is the only tricky part and I can save you some time and money by telling you to NOT buy the can of frosting with the different tips on the top of the can - it does not work unless you want all your little cupcakes to resemble Adolf Hitler doggies. I was just trying to save a little time (code for I was being lazy). Soooooo, I made one cup of Royal icing using Wilton meringue powder and I used Spectrum soft gel paste chocolate brown to tint the Royal icing and I also added some to the Hershey's icing to make it darker. If you do not have this gel would highly recommend that you get a box with an assortment of colors. I think it is the absolute best for food coloring that looks authentic. I used a #2 tip in my piping bag for the "mouth, nose link." I did not pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes because you do not want lots of frosting, I just used a spoon.