Turkey Nugget Cookies-Poor Turkeys!

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Aren’t you glad you are not a turkey? If they didn’t have enough to worry about with Thanksgiving 18 days away, now they have to worry about fast food restaurants serving them up as a turkey nugget. Well, at least for now the poor guys only have to worry about turkey nugget cookies.

Turkey Nugget Cookies via thebearfootbaker.comLook at those poor turkeys! They are scared half to death. They  are afraid they will end up at your house on the table for Thanksgiving or worse, in a fast food box with other turkey nuggets and ketchup on their head! Poor little guys!

Supplies for Turkey Nugget Cookies:

Brown Icing
Yellow Icing
White Icing
Red Icing
Colors of icing for the feathers
Small Edible Black beads and these 4mm Black Nonpereils
All Turkey Nugget Eyes Template
Half Oval Turkey Nugget Eyes Template
Round Turkey Nugget Eyes Template
Scared Wonky Turkey Nugget Eyes Template
Worried Turkey Nugget Eyes Template

Turkey Nugget Cookies with thebearfootbaker.comBegin by printing and making the royal icing eyes and face a few days before you make the cookies. Let them dry completely.

Click here for more information on how to make royal icing templates. Feel free to resize them depending on the size of your cookies.

Turkey Nugget Cookies thebearfootbaker.comFor the bodies use a circle, square and a triangle. My poor circle cutter will never be the same. LOL

To make the tail feathers, stretch the flower cutter on all sides. Then, cut your shapes and add 3 flower petals for the tail and one for the head. Use the picture below as a guide

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Work fast on the feather. Outline a feather with yellow icing and flood it immediately. To make the feathers, use the wet on wet technique which means you pipe wet icing onto wet icing. Add stripes with the colors you want. Start at the top of the feather and pull a toothpick, turkey lacer, or a BooBoo stick through the center to the bottom. Let it dry for about 30 minutes. Make the lines of the feathers as thin or thick as you want.

Easy Turkey Nugget Cookies www.thebearfootbaker.comWhile you are waiting, remove the royal icing eye transfers from the wax paper with a bench scrapper or a sharp edge. Pull the wax paper under the scrapper and the transfer will slide off into your hand.

Simple Turkey Nugget Cookies by thebearfootbaker.comNext, outline the body with the brown icing making zigzag  lines so the little guy looks terrified.

Easy Turkey Nugget Cookies thebearfootbaker.comFlood the body with the brown icing.

Simple Turkey Nugget Cookies www.thebearfootbaker.comAdd the royal icing eyes to the turkey nugget cookie while the body is still wet.

Easy Turkey Nugget Cookies with thebearfootbaker.comNow for the poor little fellows that are in the box. I didn’t have a cutter for this so I used the bench scrapper to cut some small squares and rectangles.

Outline and flood with the brown icing. Let it dry for 30 minutes to an hour.  Use your fingers to smach the icing like these cookies. Add red icing to the head to look like ketchup.

Fun Turkey Nugget Cookies with thebearfootbaker.comAdd a cute little face and stick them in a box when they are dry.

Turkey Nugget Cookies by thebearfootbaker.comI don’t know about you but, I would totally eat a turkey nugget…as long as it is a cookie.

If you are looking for more fun Thanksgiving treats, follow the links below.

Bear hugs,

Lisa