As I’ve mentioned, we’re in the UK for a year, and before we packed up our Austin house to come out here I made a bunch of holiday-themed cookies with my new Nordicware Cookie Cup pan (which I bought of my own accord and have not received any incentives or compensation for) so I’d have things to blog without having to bring all of my cake tools over.
I was pretty rushed during that time so at the last minute I banged out a quick turkey version of the 3D candy filled cookies I’ve been posting about lately. If I’d had more time I would have tried a cookie version of my popular turkey cakes, but I figured it might also be fun to show how you can put together something really basic and fast using cutters.
Note that you should totally customize this to the tools you have on hand, and if you don’t have shaped cutters you can just use a knife to cut the shapes you need. Also, there’s a lot of fondant on this, so if you don’t have a cookie cup or similar sphere pan, wing it (heh) with a cupcake pan. This would be a fun activity to keep the kids busy over Thanksgiving weekend, and they’ll put even more fondant on so you might want to treat it as one of those situations where the fondant really is meant as decoration and not to be fully eaten.
Start with the base cookie directions on the 3D Baseball Caps post and use any candy you like for the filling. Or if you’re sick and twisted like me, you could use the directions on the 3D Choco-Blood Filled Eyeball Cookies post to fill your turkeys with fake blood and then make them scream as you bite them. Muahahahaha.
Anyway, once you’ve got your shaped and sealed cookies ready, brush some diluted corn syrup over the cookie to make it slightly sticky and proceed as follows:
There you have it: super easy and once you’ve got the base cookies made, it’s super fast with cutters.
Of course if you’re looking to make something fancier, check out my ebook on Cute and Easy Turkey Cakes. Those are great for school/church bake sales, or as a family activity.