Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cookie time!

In preparation for our Thanksgiving feast, we decided we needed some harvest cookies. .

Sage loves to help bake, and refused all help. She rolled them out and cut them all by herself. i made this apron for her a while ago, and now everyime i start cooking anything..she grabs her apron and yells, " me help! Sagie help too!"

We make cookies in the shapes of fall leaves, and pumkins. Sequoia insisted on a couple bats too. We also cut out basic rounds for the turkey cookies.

Sequoia was bored after about two cookies, but Sage stayed and helped until we were done. We frosted the leaves in Autumn colors of yellow and orange.
Then we worked on decorating our turkeys. Sequoia helped quite a bit with these, assembling the tails while Sage napped. Once she woke, we finished putting them all together.

Sugar cookie Turkeys
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
*Chocolate decorators icing
1 bag candy corn
candy confetti sprinkles.

Beat sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough 1/8" thick on well floured surface. Cut circles with 2" biscuit cutter for turkey bodies. Use smaller circle to cut turkey heads. i used the back side of a metal icing tip (dip in flour after each use).

Bake 6-8 min. or until very light brown. Remove from pan and cool completely.

*Chocolate decorators icing
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP milk.

mix till smooth.

When assembling turkeys. We decorated the tails and heads first, and let them dry completely. Then we frosted the bodies and added the tails and heads.

To create the tails, cut one 2" cookie in half, frost each half and add 5 candy corns to look like turkey feathers. The candy corns at the bottom, should be level with the edge, as these will help the tails stand up. Let dry completely.

For the Heads, frost and add sprinkles for eyes and the tip of a candy corn for the beak. (We found enough broken ones in the bag, that we didn't have to cut any.) Let dry completely.

To assemble, frost the circle body, place one half circle tail on the cookie, and one head.
That's it! Let them dry and enjoy!


World of Kris said...

Who got to lick the Spoon?

Bobbie said...

Those are adorable :)

Anne said...

Thats so cute!