Decorated Turkey Face Cookies

Thanksgiving is coming fast and do you know what that means?  It’s turkey time!  The cookie kind, at least.

I’ve never had a lot of luck with full body turkey cookies, so I’m always on the lookout for new interpretations.  This year my handy dandy ice cream cutter made the transformation from dessert to feathered foul.

Turkey CookieTo make these cookies you will need:

Begin by outlining and flooding the beak with yellow icing.

Turkey Face Cookies OutlineLet the beak dry for a bit, add an eye, then wait few minutes before adding the second.  This will create dimension.

Turkey Face Cookie 3Let the eyes dry for a bit, then outline and fill the head.

Turkey Face Cookie 4When the beak has dried enough for piping, add nostrils.  Let dry completely or overnight.

Turkey Face Cookie 5Finish up by adding a few final details.

  1. Pipe hair/feathers with a #16 tip
  2. Add eyebrows with a #2 tip
  3. Use black 20-second icing for pupils {use white icing for a highlight if desired}
  4. Use red icing for the gobbler {I might’ve made up that word, but you get the idea}

Turkey Face Cookie 6I mixed my funny little fellows with feathers and turkey track cookies that I made with this stencil from Artfully Designed {technically they’re dinosaur tracks, but I saw turkeys}.

Turkey Cookie Close UpI hope this platter makes an appearance at your Thanksgiving feast.

Turkey Cookie PlatterFor more turkey cookie ideas, check out these links:

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  1. 21
    Sommer@ASP says:

    Oh girl, these are the cutest!

  2. 22

    Turkeys from an ice cream cutter?!? I love it! The turkey tracks are fabulous too:) Thanks so much for the link to my cookies, Callye! You’re simply the best! XO!

  3. 23
    Jen says:

    These are amazing!! Love them! Can you tell us what the feather cutter is?

  4. 24
    Vanessa says:

    These are too cute Callye. I love your creativity!! Thanks for sharing! ????

  5. 25

    What cute little guys!

  6. 26
    Jana says:

    I loved these so much I had to make them! You are a cookie genius!

  7. 27
    Paula says:

    I’ll never look at my big ice cream cone cookie cutter the same again and that’s a good thing. These are adorable perfection!

  8. 28

    Your talent amazes me friend! These are just darling!

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    Jaime says:

    Thank you so much for the Awesome tips and tricks. I love your work. I can only hope to be as talented as you one day. Can’t wait to bring these turkey cookies to my mom’s on Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!


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