How to Decorate a Polka Dot Turkey

Cute Penguin Cookie Cutter


Repeat after me, "I can create cookies with confidence!" You have what it takes, my fellow cookie fanatic. Just take a deep breath, follow the tutorial step-by-step and have a blast! Happy decorating!

- Anne Yorks, owner The Flour Box
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This not-so-serious turkey will keep your guests smiling all Thanksgiving Day! Can you guess the cookie cutter used to make this polka-dot turkey? It's the CUTE PENGUIN cutter upside down (with a little trim, too)! This cutter is available here in our online shop! I have used it to make a penguin, Santa, reindeer, and even a rocket ship!! And now, a turkey!! What's next, a surf board? LOL...I don't know, but I bet this versatile cutter can be used in even more ways!!

Cookie Yield


This is a larger cookie. So for a single batch of dough, you can make 18 of these cookies. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.

COOKIE RECIPE: For a cookie recipe and rolling and baking video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer. 

Prepping the Royal Icing


For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).

These cookies feature 7 icing colors - eek! Let me break that down for you! I used the most of brown, orange, and white. I made about 5 oz of each. Then I also used an ounce of yellow, red, and black. For 18 cookies, a total of about 18 oz of icing. I don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.


For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.