Saturday, November 19, 2016

Turkey Cookie Treats (Kid-Friendly)

I like to have a simple 'craft' project for my younger grandkids when we get together for T'giving.  This turned out to be a very fun project and easy enough for little hands to help. 

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I had the cookies already baked and just set out the frosting and decorations and it went very smoothly. FUN!!

Instead of using frosting for the beak, we just added another candy corn!
Use what you have and it will work! 

And for goodness sake, let's bypass the idea of perfection...little ones enjoy 
doing 'their own thing'...just remember it's more about having
fun and making memories together! 

I do hope you'll try it this year. 

A few of my grandchildren...Chloe, Claira, Caden and Sam!
(And for daughter Deb =) 


1 pouch (1 # 1.5 ozs) sugar cookie mix
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 egg
1 (12 ozs) tub whipped chocolate frosting
candy corn
1 tube orange (or yellow) decorating frosting
M & M's mini chocolate candies
1 tube orange (or black) decorating gel 

Preheat oven to 375. In medium bowl, combine cookie mix, butter and egg; stir until dough is smooth. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet by rounded Tablespoonsful 2" apart. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool on sheet 1 minute before removing to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. 

Frost and decorate 1 cookie at a time. (Or have your group do 1 at a time together).  Spread chocolate frosting over the cookie, adding candy corn for feathers (before frosting dries). Pipe yellow icing to make a feet and a beak. 
(We used a candy corn instead).  Add M & M's for the eyes; pipe a little black (or orange) gel for the center of each eye.

Take lots of pictures and stand back and admire your new flock! 

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