One, Little Two, Little Three, Little Indian Cookies

I love this time of year!  It’s a cookie maker’s dream.  Holiday after holiday of cute cookie themes right in a row!  We’ve marked Halloween off of the list, so now it’s on to Thanksgiving.  I have planned a week of fun cookies that are perfect for your upcoming feast.  I decided to start with the Indians {Native Americans, American Indians} because they’re my favorite to make.

I used a bunny cutter to make both versions of this cookie.  I chopped off one ear for boys and then added it to another bunny face to make girls.

After baking, you’re ready to decorate.

To make these you will need:

I begin by outlining and filling the headband.  This helps me to orient the rest of the face.

Next, outline and fill the face and drop candy beads into the wet icing for eyes.

After the face has dried a bit, outline the feather and fill, on section at a time.  Use a toothpick to drag the red into the white a bit, wait for the first side to dry a bit, then, do the second side

The next day, add the finishing details.

When the cookie is dry, you’ll have cute little Indian boys.

For the record, this was my ONLY set of bald Indians.  I don’t know WHY I thought that was a good idea.  They really are much cuter with hair.  Hindsight, right?

Anyway, the girls are just  as easy to make, and if you aren’t feeling feathers you can make things that much easier and leave them off.  Between the headband and the braids, people will get the point.

The major difference between girls and boys are hair.  As a matter of fact, these girls could be boy Indians.

See?  Girls or boys.  Either way, easy and cute.

Oh yeah…and if you don’t have the funky green bunny cutter I do, no worries.  Any bunny face cutter will work.

I really wish I would have begun posting Thanksgiving ideas LAST week, but for some reason, I thought I had more time than I do.

Does that ever happen to you?  It seems like this year is just FLYING by!  As usual I’m a little late to the party, but I AM DEFINITELY there!

PS- The Pilgrims have not been forgotten, my good friend Karen covered those.  If you wanna see them, hop on over to her blog, Karen’s Cookies!  You will love what you see!

More to come, so keep coming back.  Here’s to a good week!