How to Make Turkey Cookies with a Christmas Cutter
Do you ever get confused this time of year? I’m not talking about job choices or how to organize our kitchen cabinets. I’m talking about what kind of cookies should we make right now. Thanksgiving is knocking on our door, but Christmas is right behind it. Should we make Thanksgiving cookies or Christmas cookies? Why don’t we make turkey cookies with a Christmas cutter so we’ve technically done both and we don’t have to feel guilty! Great idea so let’s get started!
Supply List for How to Make Turkey Cookies with a Christmas Cutter:
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Ornament Cookie Cutter– This turkey was made with an Ann Clark Ornament Cookie Cutter
Royal Icing Colors-
(The Cookie Countess Gel Colors)
Americolor Gel Color:
Airbrush System and Colors
- Begin by baking your sugar cookie ornament and let them cool completely before you begin decorating.
- Turn your ornament cookie upside down and outline with brown royal icing and don’t forget to make the funny jagged feather look because it makes him look more scared.
- Let the outline dry for about ten minutes and then flood him with the brown royal icing and use a turkey lacer to help push the icing in place and to pop the air bubbles.
- Let the royal icing dry so you’ll be ready to airbrush. If you watch the video you’ll see me airbrush wet royal icing and it’s kinda funny because the icing moves when the air from the airbrush gun pushes it.
- Airbrush him with The Cookie Countess Totally Brown Airbrush Color and add as much as you want he’s your little scared turkey cookie.
- When you’re airbrushing, keep the gun moving because when you stop moving the gun when the trigger is pulled, you could end up making a weird blotches on your cookies.
- If you like to watch things in action be sure to check out the video because you’ll get more from it than just seeing a photo.
- After you airbrush the body, let the airbrush color dry before you add the eyes.
- If you want to see how I made the pattern for the beak and eyes you can see that simple tip in the video because I only used parchment paper and a pair of scissors.
- Trace the pattern on the turkey with a food-safe marker.
- Outline the eyes with the white royal icing.
- Flood the eyes and while the icing is wet, add a 4 mm black pearl dragee and use the turkey lacer to push it into place.
- Let the eyes dry before you pipe the beak.
- Outline and flood the beak with orange royal icing.
- Outline and flood the snood with the red royal icing and let the cookies dry completely.
- If you want to add a little bit of shading to the beak and snood we can do it now by adding some airbrush color with a paintbrush to the beak. You can totally airbrush it if you want, but for these guys, I decided to paint and blend the color because it seems like it would be a little more simple.
- Use a smaller paintbrush to paint the beak on the side where the snood and beak touch.
- Dip a larger paintbrush in water and wipe it off. You want a damp brush and not a wet brush.
- Use the damp brush to paint over the orange airbrush color so the line you painted will become thinner but fade out into the orange beak. Easy.
- Repeat the same steps with the red snood. If you want the snood to stand out more than mine does, try to outline it with the brown airbrush color. It will give it a good pop!
How to Make a Turkey Cookie with a Christmas Cutter Video
I hope you enjoy the video and watch how the eye and beak patterns were made and see how one of the turkeys was airbrushed while the icing was wet. I hope you enjoy it!
Here are the two turkeys side by side so you can see which one you want to make. If you want to airbrush or make a few shadows, go for it because you’ve got this! If you don’t, I think the other guy is pretty cute. Make your turkey cookie the way you want and we’ll all love it! Now you can celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas at the same time with these scared little turkey cookies!