November 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

So i decided to make a Thanksgiving cookie before i start doing any Christmas recipes this year will be the 1st time in 26 years I'm not having a Thanksgiving bc of deployment its going to be just another day! the last two thanksgivings I've done myself i love doing it! I hope everyone enjoys these fun cookies i did have a little trouble doing the little feet as you can probably tell lol!

Chocolate icing
Black decorating icing
Candy corn
Mini chocolate candy coated baking bits 

Sugar cookies:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F . In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

how to assemble: 

Spoon chocolate frosting into piping bag. On each cookie, pipe frosting on outer edge of half of cookie. Arrange candy corn over frosting for feathers.Pipe orange icing onto each cookie to resemble turkey face and feet. Use orange icing to attach baking bits to turkey face for eyes. Pipe black gel on baking bits for centers of eyes.

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