Sugar Swings! Serve Some: November 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

Kawaii Turkey Sugar Cookies for Thanksgiving

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Happy almost Thanksgiving in this pandemic era.  I know this holiday season will be so unlike others and families may or may not be getting together.  

To bring a little happiness I made some sugar cookies as "cute" turkeys! 

Every year I try making edible turkeys for Turkey day and I try to cute them up as real turkeys are far from cute!

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Start with a no spread cookie dough recipe.  I use this one from In Katrina's Kitchen and it works great every time.  It's kinda like making stuff with play-doh

I used mostly natural food colorants: 
yellow = tumeric
chartreuse = tumeric + matcha
orange = tumeric + drop orange food gel
pink = beet powder
brown = cocoa powder
green = matcha
purple = hibiscus powder
dark green = green spirulina
cream = no color

I was trying to figure out how to make the turkey feathers and decide to roll out balls and/or strips of colors

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Roll out 2 discs of color (1 slightly larger for the back and a smaller one for the head).  Then mix and match colors for tail feathers and smush them down a little.

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OR you can roll out longer feathers and use brown discs for more traditional turkeys

kawaii turkey cookies

Once baked add a candy-coated sunflower seed for a beak

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Use a black food writer to add eyes and use red candy melt to add the gobbler thing!

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The short and squat turkeys took way less time and I think they may even be cuter!
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Do you think turkeys are cute? 

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But more importantly, which do you like better??

kawaii turkey cookies

Happy Thanksgiving & Stay Healthy!!!