Thanksgiving Treat: Turkey Cookies

Here is a quick, easy Thanksgiving treat easy enough for kids. These turkey cookies are so easy, because we used all store-bought ingredients. I normally believe frosting from a can is numbered among the top evils in the world, but I decided to simplify things for this project.

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All we did was bake 12 sugar cookies using pre-made, pre-measured dough from the grocery store. That’s basically as easy as it gets. Then we topped them with storebought buttercream frosting. To make me feel a little better about using canned frosting, I added 2t vanilla extract and 1t orange extract. I have to admit, it was quite tasty.

turkey cookies

Then we stuck candy corns around the cookie before the frosting had a chance to set.

turkey cookies

The beak is a butterscotch chip

turkey cookies

And the eyes are just black piping gel.

turkey cookies

That’s it. When I asked my husband if they looked like turkeys, he said they were either that or a new version of Angry Birds. Hmmm….

Are they the most turkey-like Thanksgiving treat ever? Probably not. Are they the easiest and most kid-friendly? It’s possible.

One Response to “Thanksgiving Treat: Turkey Cookies”

  1. Abby
    November 24, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    hahah i loved them and your husbands comment.

    It seems very easy, thank you.
    I might add with the yellow piping gel the legs, although it looks cute!