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
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.
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)
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