This year, I had a great time making Thanksgiving treats for the kids.
These pumpkins are sugar cookies that are dropped with an ice cream scoop instead of rolled. Because I use Smart Balance Light, they don’t spread at all and worked perfectly for these pumpkins.
I used Wilton’s Royal Icing recipe and doubled it. Not sure why, but it gave me a heck of a time getting it combined and smooth. I had to add a lot more water and was very glad I had gone to the gym yesterday. I didn’t have orange gel paste, so mixed my own with red and yellow. I used orange sugar that I had just bought at Walmart for $0.15 in the Halloween clearance. I couldn’t do fancy vines, so I stuck with a simple stem and they came out pretty cute.
These Turkey cookies came from here:
I didn’t have candy corn, so I used those Sunkist fruit gems that Jews like to throw at people at times of celebration. I came across a bag of them in my pantry that I was saving for some reason. I must have known that they would come in handy one day.
I turned the orange icing into brown and Amelia did all of the brown icing and feathers. She also added the black eyes and would have done the rest if I had let her. I think they are the cutest things ever and wish we had turkey themed holidays more than once a year…
While looking for a turkey cookie, I came across these scarecrow cookies:’
I didn’t want so many cookies, so I decided to do these as brownies. I used pretzels for the hair and more of the fruit gems for the nose and chocolate sprinkles for the eyes and mouth.
The whole tray…so cute :)