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...