A Little Corny Thanksgiving Cookie

This is my attempt at making a Thanksgiving cookie. I was planning on making all kinds of cute little turkey cookies but instead I decided to throw myself down the stairs and mess up my ankle. I know. Turkey cookies or the emergency room? Is it a tough choice? Apparently it was for me. I subconsciously chose the emergency room. So we’re not doing much baking at my house right now =o(

I’m sad about the baking part but, to be honest, Thanksgiving isn’t my holiday. Don’t get me wrong. I love a holiday totally geared towards eating. But I’ve never been a big fan of Thanksgiving. Halloween yes. Christmas, holy smokes! But Thanksgiving, not so much. But when I saw these cookies over on Family Fun (have I mentioned how much I love that site?) I figured we’d better give them a try.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
vanilla frosting
green fruit leather
colorful candies (M&Ms, Reese’s candies or Skittles)

Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. In another bowl combine dry ingredients. Mix in the flour mixture a little at a time until the ingredients are well combined. Chill the dough for several hours or overnight.

Preheat the over to 350 degrees. Divide dough into 3 parts. Working on a floured surface, roll dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness. Using a knife, cut out a corncob shape. (I used a round cookie cutter and then folded it in half and reshaped it.

Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9 minutes or just until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Frost the cooled cookies. Cover with candy pieces. Use kitchen shears to cut husks out of the fruit leather. Press the husks in place with the frosting.

It looks pretty good doesn’t it? Not as fancy as on FamilyFun.com but I’m not a professional so I’m happy with it.

Here are my notes =o) I used white chocolate instead of the frosting. I liked it much better because it hardened and the candy pieces couldn’t slip off.

Now enjoy. My daughter ate the candy pieces off and licked off all the white chocolate. I told her next time to let me know and I’ll just make her a white chocolate blob with candy in it. =o)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Those are awesome! Great job!

  2. What an adorable idea for a cookie! Really, it’s too cute to eat 🙂

    You were nominated for Best in Show this week! If you get a chance, be sure to stop by and vote for yourself 🙂

  3. What a great COOKIE! These look so fun, I will have to bookmark them for next year! I have an award for you on my blog, I hope you will accept it! 🙂

  4. Those Are so fun!! I will defiantly have to try them!

  5. hehe! So cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  6. Eeck, there are better ways to get out of cooking Thanksgiving dinner!
    These cookies are super cute, and I’m with your daughter, but the Skittles would never have made it to the cookie topping….

  7. I like these better than turkeys. They are adorable.

    Sorry to hear about our ankle. Hope it feels better soon. We need you up and baking..lol

  8. Those are so adorable! I would totally eat them like your daughter. And I hope your ankle feels better!
    Amie @ http://www.kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

  9. Sorry you got hurt! These cookies are so fun!

  10. Adorable, as always. 🙂

  11. So cute! I would have never thought of using white chocolate instead of icing-brilliant!

  12. This is such a cute idea! I found it the other day and wondered if it would be tasty or not…

    Link up!

  13. These are so adorable! I too am a sucker for family fun!
    Found you over at the Texas monkey!


  14. I am sooooooo making those! Adorable.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What’s For Dinner

  15. White chocolate substitute is a great idea – especially since my oldest doesn’t like frosting. Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday, so I’m happy you’re attempting to get in the spirit… even if you’re ankle is messed up. 🙂

  16. I love the corn! My son would think this is wonderful!

  17. How sweet are these? Your kids must love them. Great job! I hope your ankle is feeling better!

  18. Adorable cookies! Hope your ankle is all better soon!

  19. Delicioso!
    Stopped by from Toot Your Horn Tuesday Blog Hop and following you via Google Friends.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  20. These are just beautiful. You really make it look easy.

  21. Those are just too cute! Love Family Fun magazine.

  22. So very cute! Sorry you injured yourself! I hope you feel better soon. Thanks for linking up at Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try!

  23. Ouch! Hope your ankle gets better soon! LOVE those cookies! Thanks for linking up!

  24. You are on a roll girl, can’t believe you are still going strong with this whole cookie thing.

    These are really cute!!

    Thanks again, for linking up to **Amaze me August** I really appreciate it!!!

    Bella 🙂

    I have my first giveaway coming very soon, you won’t want to miss it, I have SEVEN prizes to give away to one lucky winner. Come check it out girl!!!

  25. They’re so cute!

    Thanks for linking this recipe up! I hope you’ll stop by this week to link up more great recipes 🙂


  26. These a AMAZING!! You are too! Wow, you’ve totally impressed me. I can’t wait to see what else you link up at TGIF Linky Party! I’m sharing this with my readers on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957
    Beth =-)

  27. Tooooo adorable! I would be thrilled if you’d share this here:


  28. That is so cute- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

  29. I’m so sorry about your ankle! I hope it heals fast. These cookies are great! Very cute. Thanks for sharing at Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  30. LOVE this! My little boys would go nuts eating their “corn” cookies! I’m a new follower. I’d absolutely love for you to share this with my readers if you have the chance. Thanks! http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/taking-timeout-thursday-no-4.html

  31. Thanks for sharing. Very cute!

  32. Lol, this is make me smile. I love the name you gave this cookie as well!

  33. This looks to good to eat, it is so pretty! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  35. Yummy and festive! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout

  36. I featured this gorgeous works of art on TGIF Link yparty #6 – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2011/11/tgif-linky-party-6-2-weeks-long.html – thanks for linking them up!! Go grab an I was featured button! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
    Beth =-)

  37. Those are absolutely adorable! I love making “fun foods”. These are great for Thanksgiving. And, we’re Nebraska Cornhusker fans, so these would be adorable for a tailgate too! 🙂

  38. How cute! I can see why you would bring these back. I hope you will share them at my holiday cookie exchange: http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com/blog/2012-cookie-exchange-cookies-and-memories/