Decorated Turkey Face Cookies

How to make cute Thanksgiving Turkey cookies with a simple ice cream cone cutter via Sweetsugarbelle.comThanksgiving 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: