Cute, simple and easy to make mini turkey cookies for Thanksgiving.
Let’s not complicate things, shall we? Brown circles with some candy eyes, nose, wattle and feathers. That’s it. Heck, you can even buy chocolate frosting instead of making and piping brown icing, and spread it on the circles with a knife.
And they still look pretty much like turkeys. Turkeys with pastel feathers, but turkeys. I stink at simplifying the rest of my life, but cookies, no sweat.
I mean, look at this guy. He looks so sweet. And delicious. (Sorry, buddy.) I suppose it’s fitting that I used chocolate-covered sunflower seeds to decorate him since birds eat seeds and all. And people eat cookies.
I often get emails asking about freezing cookies, so if you plan on doing this as well, here are some quick how-tos: Let the cookies dry overnight. Place in a single layer in freezer-safe, gallon-size ziploc bags. Seal and freeze. To thaw, remove from the freezer and let thaw at room temperature totally before opening those bags.
how to make cute, simple turkey cookies
you will need:*
brown food coloring
2-inch circle cutter (or comparable size)
1 disposable decorating bag
1 size “4” tip
1 rubber band
chocolate-covered sunflower seeds (or any candy or sprinkles that look similar)
*Find the cutter, decorating bags, couplers, tips and candy eyes in the craft store. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes in Chocolate Brown. For tips on finding supplies, click HERE. Or, see below for Supplies.
what to do: Prepare cookie dough and royal icing according to the recipes. Chill the dough, roll it out, and cut out 2-inch circles. Bake and let cool according to the recipe.
Tint some of the icing brown. Prepare a decorating bag with coupler and tip. Fill with the brown icing and close tightly with a rubber band. To decorate, pipe a circle of brown and let set about 10 minutes. Pipe back and forth to fill the cookie with brown icing. Top the cookie with 2 candy eyes, a yellow or orange sunflower seed for the beak and a red seed for the wattle. Place an array of sunflower seeds at the top for the feathers. Let the cookies dry overnight.