Turkey Face Cookies

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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 and this simple turkey face cookie is made with a sailboat cookie cutter.

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When I made this cookie tutorial I didn’t include a video because way back when videos weren’t the thing to do. All that’s changed and I love making videos so I made one for you. How to Make Simple Turkey Face Cookies and you’ll see how to use a sailboat or an ice cream cone cookie to make these cute guys. Enjoy!

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 and he now 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 every day, 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 and I thought you all would understand especially after seeing his wicked mad decorating skills.

We have a lot of sleepovers planned so you’ll see more flowers and cookies he’ll 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 and how to make royal icing flowers look great with extra icing. In the meantime, here is how we made the turkey face cookies.

Supplies for Turkey Face Cookies:
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Sugar Cookie Recipe or you can make Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

Cookie Cutter:
Sailboat Cookie Cutter

Royal Icing Colors:
Yellow Icing
Brown Icing
White Icing
Red Icing

Other Decorating Goodies:
4 mm Edible Pearls in Black
Black Food Safe Marker

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  • Begin by outlining and flooding the beak with the yellow icing and let it dry completely.

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This next step can be done in different ways because you can outline and flood the eyes now or do it after you outline and flood the head with the brown icing. If you want to plan ahead you can make royal icing transfers because they make life easier! I wish I would have made the transfers for these guys because like I said, it makes things easier.
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.

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  • Next flood the brown. Or if you flooded the brown first, repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 in the photo above.

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  • Add the snood with the red icing and as you can see in the photos, I like to mix it up and make them all different because it’s fun and gives them a little personality.
  • Add two black lines for the nose.

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Want to have dinner with me because turkey face cookies are the main dish and look at those delicious faces! They really want you to come over and spend the day with us because we know you’re super cool.

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