Easy Turkey Cookies – Pineapple Cutter

Easy Turkey Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter | The Bearfoot Baker

Did you see the title of this tutorial? It says these are “Easy Turkey Cookies.” That couldn’t be more ture. These cute little guys are #2 in my 10 days. 10 turkeys. 10 different cutters and I have to admit, I wasn’t so sure about a pineapple cutter turkey cookie but, boy oh boy do I like him. He is my favorite so far.Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing via thebearfootbaker.comAs I was looking through my cookie cutters for things that could be made into a turkey cookie, I saw the pineapple cookie cutter and thought it might work. I imagined a chubby little turkey with tail feathers jetting from above his head with a terrified look on his face. Why is he terrified you might ask. Well, we all want to get a nice “big” turkey for the holiday table and let’s face it, this guy will be grabbed first. There is a lot of meat on this bird!

Supplies for Easy Turkey Cookies:

15 Second icing in the following colors:
Brown-AmeriColor Chocolate Brown with a drop of Ivory
Orange- AmeriColor Orange with a drop of Ivory
Red-AmeriColor Super Red with a drop of Chocolate Brown

Thick Icing in the following colors:
Brown-AmeriColor Chocolate Brown with a drop of Ivory
Orange- AmeriColor Orange with a drop of Ivory
Red-AmeriColor Super Red with a drop of Chocolate Brown
Green-Wilton Juniper Green with a touch of AmeriColor Electric Green
Yellow-Lemon Yellow with a touch of Ivory

Large Candy Eyes- click here for the tutorial
Sugar Cookie Recipe – or Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

The next time I make these cookies I am going to make them with my Gingerbread Cookie Recipe. I think the dark colored dough would look great and I know it will taste amazing and make my house smell oh so good.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing thebearfootbaker.comOutline the body of the turkey with the brown icing. As you can tell by the photo non of my turkeys look identical. I like to mix things up and give each cookie a little personality of its own.
Next, start making the feathers.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing via www.thebearfootbaker.comYou need to use the tick icing to make them look textured. It is a very easy technique because all you have to do is pipe a dot, and pull it towards the edge of the cookie as you release pressure on the piping bag. As you get close to the edge of the cookie, give a quick little jerk to make the teardrop shape have a point.
Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing by www.thebearfootbaker.comWork your way to the tip of the feather and repeat on the other side of the feather.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing by thebearfootbaker.comTIP– I like to work one side of the feather and then move onto the next color. Then, I turn the cookie upside down and repeat for the other side of each feather.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing with www.thebearfootbaker.comLook at those feather! Who knew a pineapple cookie cutter would make perfect feathers for our cute little turkeys?

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, flood the body with the brown icing.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing. via www.thebearfootbaker.comWhile the icing is wet, add the candy eyes. You can use any size you want but these are made with the large template found here. Let the cookies dry for about an hour before adding the beak and toes.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing with thebearfootbaker.comFor the beak, outline and flood an upside down orange triangle any size you want under the eyes.
Then, pipe a few orange dots for the toes.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing. by www.thebearfootbaker.comSee how the toes look like three dots instead of one large dot? To make them look like that, all you need to do is pipe two dots with a little space in the middle. See the first turkey in this photo?
Pipe the two orange dots and wait for about 20 minutes and then pipe the center dot. It will allow the icing one the first two dots to crust over. When you pipe the middle toe, they will all hold their shape and the icing won’t run together.

Easy Turkey Cookies are Sugar Cookies made with a Pineapple Cookie Cutter and Decorated with Royal Icing. with www.thebearfootbaker.comNext, pipe the little red thing that hangs down the turkeys face. I think it is called the snood. I used to think it was the wattle but, that is the part that hangs down the neck. Thank goodness Google set me straight! I love Google search!

What do you think about this chubby little guy? Would you pick him first for your Thanksgiving Day Feast? By the look on his face, I think he knows he won’t last long until someone gobbles him up!

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Turkey Cookies by Sweetopia
Turkey Treats by Clean and Scentsible
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Turkey #3
Turkey #4
Turkey #5
Turkey #6
Turkey #7
Turkey #8
Turkey #9

Bear hugs,

Lisa