Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey Cookie in a Jar


Did you happen to see the darling, inventive Jack o' Lantern cookie in a Jar from Bee in our Bonnet?
Well I did, and I was instantly smitten!  I decided on the spot to make a Thanksgiving version for the munchkins, a colorful little turkey.

I had cutters on hand for the circles (body, eyes) and the triangles (beak, feet) but made a simple template for the basic turkey feather shape and the teeny wattle.
I traced my template onto a file folder, cut it out, placed it on the cookie dough (my favorite sugar  cookie recipe) and cut around it with a small knife.
 

While the cookies were baking, I made up a batch of royal icing, and mixed gel paste food coloring for all of the different colors.  After the cookies were completely dry, I divided all the turkey parts up and put one complete turkey in each half pint jar.  How fun and easy is that?

I think the munchkins will have a good time playing with their turkeys before they eat them.

I bet they eat the wattle first:)  We'll see...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

53 comments:

  1. aw, those are so cute! What a fun idea for the kiddos.

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  2. I can see that this would be such a cute idea for a favor for the children's table. Your Munchkins are going to have a grand time with these. I'm keeping this one in mind just in case I ever get some Munchkins.

    You have outdone yourself again.

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  3. This is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Period!

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  4. Oh those are darling! What a riot!!!

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  5. That's hysterical. Love the resulting expression on the turkey after it's assembled.

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  6. I am giggling out loud!!! So so cute! I would eat the eye first :) lol

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  7. Sue, these are priceless!!! LOVE them!!!

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  8. OK this has to be the NEATEST idea for thanksgiving using a TURKEY as I can think. I can't say it enough....LOVE IT!! I wish I had time to do this..I WISH I WISH I WISH!!!!! Darn work and test!

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  9. Oh my goodness this is just sooo funny and cute. Just perfect for munchkins and big people alike:) I love the big eye peering out.

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  10. How cute, I'll have a leg please.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    I hope to get your little prize to you next week, little behind with work right now, no time for special cookies yet.
    Hani, ♥

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  11. Too cute! Love that you get to assemble the separate pieces -- what a fun surprise!

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  12. Adorable, hilarious, has it all! Gotta post tomorrow on edible crafts. Gotta.

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  13. Oh my, this is so cute! How much fun as a kid to get a jar full of cookies and get to put the turkey together? So much fun!!

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  14. Oh goodness, these are super adorable! hm...I think I'll eat the eyes first. I just don't like the turkey staring at me while I'm eating their body parts! LOL

    Wish you and your family a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

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  15. What a fun dessert for the children's table! Happy Thanksgiving. XOXO

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  16. Oh my goodness, these are too cute! What a great idea for kids!

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  17. This is so sweet!! My boys would love it.

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  18. what a great thanksgiving day idea!!! love it!!! (and your turkeys are cute too!!)

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  19. Love this idea so much! I found you via Pinterest!! I hope you don't mind, but I am sharing this with my FB fans!

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  20. Such a cool idea! So cute!


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  21. I LOVE THIS! Turkey parts in a jar is genius and so cute! The best part is finding all the right parts to form the whole turkey cookie! I know I say this all the time, but you are SO amazingly creative!

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  22. LOVE! They turned out so cute! I'm not sure I could've made the turkey so cute! Let the jars live on! Christmas one's are in the works. I'm so happy to discover your fabulous blog! Following along now!

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  23. Those are adorable! I love all the details like the wattle and the feet:)

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  24. Those are ADORABLE! Great idea.

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  25. these are over the top!! linked to you from my blog. im already making some cookies. i just hope mine come out as cute as yours:)

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  26. bonsoir,

    il me semble que cela ferait mieux English fathers, ce serait mieux, non ?

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  27. So cute and so fun to construct for the family! ^^ Your desserts are absolutely beautiful!

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  28. This is the cutest idea! I love his little face when he gets all put together! I bet the kids will have soooooo much fun with this one. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Sue.

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  29. Back to say happy thanksgiving to a gal with a super blog that I enjoy very very much.

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  30. These are such fun cookies -- love 'em!! My niece and nephew had a blast putting together the haunted gingerbread house this week -- it was a fun project on a rainy day! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  31. This is by far the cutest thing I have seen all thanksgiving! So cool!
    xo

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  32. haha every time I visit here I'm always delighted Sue! What a creative idea! And one that no doubt my vegetarian in laws would approve of :P

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  33. These are so cute and colorful! I love the idea of putting them in a jar too..pretty presentation

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  34. Fun, easy and adorable! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  35. This is one of those times I am SOOOOOOOOOO sad I didn't have god Internet at moms!!! I am bummed I missed these! BECAUSE I LOVE THEM!!!

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  36. I am so incredibly late in seeing this, but WOW! How stinkin cute is that idea! LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I wish I had seen it before Thanksgiving. Super adorable! Love your posts always Sue! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. this is the cutest idea, so sorry I didn't stop by sooner to make these for the whole gan gof kids at our table this year..bookmarked fro next year!! thanks

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  39. How fun are there!! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your beautiful family, Sue. xo

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  40. Oh how I love this idea! So fun and creative.

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  41. I am totally doing this next year! I wonder if I could figure out a holiday one to do now.... maybe a Santa or a tree? Love this idea!

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  42. These little guys are SOOOOOO cute!!!

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  43. These are amazing. I want to make them but I'm nervous about the hand cutting of the sugar cookie dough! What kind of time commitment do they take to make?

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    1. Kelly, Of course it depends on how many you want to make, but for a few, it should really not take too long. I made eight, which was forty feathers and I think it took 15-20 minutes to cut them out. Make sure your dough is chilled so that it is easier(more firm) to cut once you roll it out. Have fun!

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  44. Super cute idea, I saw these at our church bake sale tonight!! I may have to bake some up this week for my kids' teachers :)

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