Turkey Face Cookies
Ten days. Ten Turkeys. Ten different cookie cutters. I have the ten turkey cookie designs that are made with ten different cookie cutters but, I had a little trouble with making and posting them in ten days. I will explain it to you shortly but, until then, here is turkey #6. This simple turkey face cookie is made with a sailboat cookie cutter.
I have to admit, this is my favorite turkey so far in this challenge. I think it is because it is super simple to decorate and it makes a statement. The picture tells a story without saying a word. These turkeys don’t know what hit them. Or chopped them. Or plucked them. What is the correct thing to say here? I am not sure but, you get the idea.
Remember when I told you that the 10-day challenge has been a little difficult for me. Well, here is why. See this cute little kiddo here? That is my adorable, precious and super smart grandson. He has lived next door to me since he was born. Well, they moved today. Now he lives about 45 minutes away. I know that doesn’t sound like it is all that far away but, when you go from seeing something this precious every day to not seeing him everyday, well, it is hard.
We had a good “last night” as neighbors. He slept over and decided to do all sorts of fun things like, “paint Nana’s flowers” with yellow icing. He likes decorating cookies but putting a few extra layers of icing on flowers seems to be all the rage with 2-year-olds these days.
Anyway, I didn’t post this post yesterday because my favorite little guy spent the night and we made forts with pillows, he swam in my big bathtub and then we ate pizza while watching cute kid moves. I cherished every moment as I have since he came into my life. I thought you all would understand especially after seeing his wicked mad decorating skills.
I have a lot of sleepovers planned so you will see more flowers and cookies he will make for Christmas and maybe a gingerbread house or two. Who knows, maybe we will share our super secret tips on how to make a pillow fort. In the meantime, here is how we made the turkey face cookies.
Supplies for Turkey Face Cookies:
Sailboat Cookie Cutter
4 mm Edible Pearls in Black
Black Food Safe Marker
Begin by outlining and flooding the beak with the yellow icing and let it dry completely.
This next step can be done different ways. You can outline and flood the eyes now or do it after you outline and flood the head with the brown icing. Or, you can make royal icing transfers. I wish I would have made the transfers. Maybe next year.
I made these turkeys both ways. So far I haven’t seen any bleeding but we all know white icing is like a sponge. It soaks up the colors around it. So make it any way you want. It is your cookie after all.
- Outline the head with the brown icing.
- Outline the eyes with the white icing. Flood only one and add a 4 mm black edible pearl with the icing is wet. Let it dry 20 minutes.
- Repeat for the other eye.
- Let it dry overnight.
Next flood the brown. Or if you flooded the brown first, repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 in the photo above.
Add the snood with the red icing. As you can see in the photos, I like to mix it up and make them all different.
Add two black lines for the nose.
What to have dinner with me? Turkey face cookies are the main dish! Just look at those faces! They really want you to come over.