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Turkey Cut Out Cookies

November 27, 2018
Just going to jump in and start blogging again, so here we go ...

It's been a while since I've made decorated cookies, and it's kind of obvious that I need to practice my rusty icing skills but I thought the idea for these was a good one so am sharing how I put these together.

  1. Any sugar cookie & royal icing recipes will work for these.
  2. The shape was created with a Four Leaf Clover Cookie Cutter.
  3. When the cookies came out of the oven, I slid them onto a cooling rack, then threw down a piece of waxed paper on the cookie sheet while it was still warm. To form the faces, I carefully placed three chocolate chips next to each other on the wax paper to melt together. Once cooled, they were easy to peel off the paper.
  4. Orange-colored royal icing for the base. You can tell on some cookies the base icing was too thin, then to compensate after frosting a bunch, I made it too thick. Next time I'll have to slow down and test one cookie before frosting too many without checking first.
  5. Lastly, I carefully placed the chocolate chip "faces" onto the frosted cookies, then finished decorating with white, yellow, and red colored royal icing. Melt a few chocolate chips and dot the eyeballs using a toothpick to create pupils.

Why royal icing? I like how it hardens and the cookies become stackable for easy storage. It's not hard to make with some meringue powder - it's available in supermarkets or craft stores.

Disclaimer - these are totally not an original idea, I saw a cookie like this in a mail order catalog and decided to create them myself. 

I'm not 100% thrilled with the way these look, but they were tasty and kind of cute.

Have you been having any creative adventures lately?

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