How to Decorate Turkey Dinner Cookies
Turkey Dinner Cookie Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- 2-1 Tool
- Wilton Tip #65s Leaf
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- Pie in Pan Cookie Cutter
- Turkey Leg Cookie Cutter
- Turkey Platter Cookie Cutter
- Pie/Basket Cookie Cutter
- Cutting/Bread Board Cookie Cutter
- Gobble til You Wobble Stencil
- Eat Drink and Be Thankful Stencil
- FooDoodler Orange and Brown Fine Line Marker Set (2 pens)
Don't need all of these items?
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The best meal of the year is always Thanksgiving Dinner - and I've turned the popular favorites into cookies! Your family will be tickled pink if you recreate these Turkey Dinner cookies and bring them to Thanksgiving!
What's on your Thanksgiving dinner table? This tutorial includes the classics: Turkey Platter, Pumpkin Pie, Peas, Mashed Potatoes, and Turkey Legs! Plus, check out the cutting boards - stenciled with 'Gobble til you Wobble' and 'Eat, Drink, and be Thankful'.
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 18-22 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.
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).
This cookie set has 8 icing colors. l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE (THIS IS BASED ON MAKING 3 OF EACH OF THESE 7 COOKIE DESIGNS - 21 COOKIES)
Sunset Orange + Ivory - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Sky Blue + Ivory - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Dark Buckeye Brown - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Buckeye Brown - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Lemon Yellow - 1 oz (pipe and flood)
Leaf Green - 2 oz (pipe and flood)
Bright White - 2 oz (flood only)
Black Diamond- 1 oz (Stiff icing only)
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.
Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors - it is helpful to make the colors the day before you decorate because the color will deepen overnight (1 hour).
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies or 6 hours before stenciling with royal icing). Piping details and stenciling (1.5-2 hours)
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
Pick up the Kit! It's got the essential cutters and stencils and a few bonus tools!
I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies! Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!