Turkey Cookies-With Heart

Aren't these little turkeys the cutest?
The best thing about them is, you get four cookies for the price of one!
The second best thing is, you don't need to have a turkey cookie cutter to make these turkeys!
heart turkeys

It all started when my daughter wanted to make a turkey craft.  She wanted feathers, but I told her we were fresh out of feathers.  I can only store so much crafty crapola!  Then she told me, "Mom!  I forgot that you can make turkeys out of hearts!"  Then she set out to prove it and proudly brought me this.

So this inspiration from my 7 year old gave me an idea for a family night activity.
I'm always into mood for a new cookie, so I mixed some royal icing, and armed myself with squeezie bottles.

I made some small heart and circle cookies. Then we frosted away.
instruction 1

The question in my cookie brain is always, "to outline, or not to outline..."  I never can decide.
instruction 2

Here's the outlined-Tom and the plain-Tom.  I still can't decide.

After these were totally dry, I used a few more dabs of royal icing to glue Tom's head on.

Here's the finished outlined-Tom!
outlined heart turkey

The kids had a blast.  They gobbled them up!  (Yes, I'm cheesy.  This is true.)

So grab your Valentine cookie cutter and make some Thanksgiving cookies.

And now for some fun news!  Our little old pumpkin popcorn balls have been featured in an ezine (online magazine).  It is called the DIY Life, put out by the great people at thediyclub.com!
It is beautifully put together and truly inspirational.  It is full of ideas, recipes, and decorating for the holidays, I'm just thrilled to be a part of it.  Go on over to thediyclub.com and find it on their homepage.  

I'm linking up to Today's Creative Blog and Blue Cricket Design.


  1. These are so cute! I have never worked with royal icing before...is there a trick to it? Look for some fun thanksgiving cupcakes on my blog on Thursday!

  2. The cookies are absolutely adorable, thanks for the great idea! Sue

  3. Oh, you make the cutest cookies! I really need to figure out how to make these work for my family. Congrats on the DIY club feature. :)

  4. Saw these at Be Different . . . Act Normal. They are the cutest Thanksgiving treat ever! And so clever!

  5. Very cute!
    Do you have a good recipe for royal frosting?

  6. Ok, I had to find these when other comments on your hand print turkeys mentioned another turkey cookie and these are so darn cute!

    I love that you can use common cookie cutters to make these!

  7. so super-cute! definitely going to make these with my kids - thanks for the inspiration!


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