Here is a simple treat your little Thanksgiving guests are sure to enjoy- Turkey Sugar Cookies.
These cookies are made with from favorite sugar cookie recipe + the buttercream frosting that I always pair with it. It is my go-to recipe for sugar cookies, used again and again….and again, for years.
You don’t have a turkey cookie cutter? No problem! (I don’t have one either.) This festive cookie was made by modifying my flower cookie cutter. I cut out the flower as usual, but trimmed the bottom to get what looks like a cloud. Once decorated with frosting and some little embellishments, you have your completed cookie. Fun, right?
Let’s get baking, shall we?
Turkey Sugar Cookies
makes about 24 medium-sized cookies
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1/3 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- Beat butter and shortening in a medium mixing bowl on medium speed until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
- Add sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
- Beat in egg and vanilla until well combined.
- Slowly add the flour and mix until fully combined, using a wooden spoon if needed.
- Cover dough and chill at least one hour.
- Preheat oven to 375º. Roll one portion of the dough out at a time on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out your shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until edges are firm.
- Cool on the cookie sheet for 1 minute then remove to a wire rack to cool.
Wegman’s Buttercream Frosting
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 Tbsp nonfat dry milk powder
- 3-4 Tbsp water, divided
- Cream together butter and vanilla extract in a medium mixer bowl, on medium speed, for several minutes. Your combination should be light and creamy…very creamy. Scrape bowl as needed.
- Slowly add powdered sugar, milk powder and 3 Tbsp water. Mix well light and creamy, adding an additional Tbsp of water if needed for desired consistency.
- Divide frosting into small bowls for coloring.
Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne is the creative blogger from Circus Berry. She was a contributor to Somewhat Simple in 2013
This post originally published on Somewhat Simple in 2013