Gobble-licious Turkey Cookies
Posted on November 24, 2014

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While pumpkin, apple or pecan pie may be the staple dessert at your Thanksgiving dinner, these turkey sugar cookies add a fun, festive touch to this week’s upcoming holiday.

Serve them for dessert or wrap them individually and give as favors. Why not keep everyone awake by creating a cookie decorating station after dinner to counter the effects of tryptophan? 

Regardless of how you choose to make these adorable treats, they are sure to be a hit with both children and adults alike!


1) Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe. A friend recommend this recipe from allrecipes.com a year ago and I’ve found it to be “no fail”. I often cut the recipe in half, as that still produces about 3 dozen cookies. I also choose to chill the dough for at least 1 hour before rolling it out.  Note: I do add a generous amount of flour when rolling dough flat before cutting shapes and bake the cookies at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.

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2) After cooling, use a round or flat icing tip to cover the cookies in vanilla icing. If you like a lot of icing on your cookies, you may choose to spread the entire face of the cookie in vanilla icing.

3) Place 4-6 pieces of candy corn on the top to look like feathers. The icing will keep the candy corn in place.

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4) Add chocolate chips for eyes and use orange icing for the beak and feet.

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This cookie design is courtesy of Jenny Cookies and is pinned on our Pinterest board for Fall and Thanksgiving desserts.

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Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Post by: Shelley W.