Last week, Husband asked if I'd like to participate in a cookie swap. The girls at his work invited me, and seeing as how I'd never done one before, I decided to give it a try.
While browsing Pinterest awhile back, I had stumbled across these cute, frosted, turkey cookies. They used a 7 petal flower cookie cutter (or maybe it was an actually turkey cutter), and as luck would have it, I had a 6 petal, flower shaped cookie cutter, which would work perfectly!
|This cute little image from Vandylee Vintage Shop on Etsy. She has many CUTE vintage cookbooks for sale.|
Below are the ones I found on Pinterest.
They have fancy polka dots on their feathers, but I decided to keep mine plain.
So here are the step-by-step pictures of the turkey cookies.
I used a royal icing recipe that contains meringue powder.
The pans above contained the best, Grade A turkeys. I saved another dozen or so, off to the side. These were the lesser quality, Grade B and C Turkeys that had tiny mistakes in them (bubbles in the frosting, not enough frosting for adequate cover, etc).
When husband came home Monday evening, he brought 5 dozen of the cookies the other girls had made! What fun! There are pumpkin ones, chocolate fudge ones, Nutella cookies and even pretzels with almond bark and Hershey kisses pressed onto them, and peanut butter blossoms, which are a family favorite. They are all SO YUMMY!
No, I'm not going to eat the ALL. In fact, we've already given a few away. Plus, they will be a nice addition to the Thanksgiving meal we will be having on Thursday.