Monday, November 23, 2015

Turkey Cookies and a Winner!

We had our first snow fall on Saturday.  It didn't amount to much in our area, but I decided to admire it from inside my house rather than going out in it.

Knowing I was scheduled to present the program at the monthly tea at Shorepointe Village assisted living facility on Sunday afternoon, it was the perfect day to make Thanksgiving treats for the residents who'd be attending the tea.

I've been making these turkey cookies for many years, and they take only four easy steps, but look like you've spent hours on them.

Since this is Thanksgiving week, I decided to share them on the blog.

You will need chocolate candy coating disks [amount depends on how many cookies you're making] for the "glue" to assemble the cookies.  Melt chocolate in a double boiler, then transfer into a squeeze bottle.

Lay chocolate stripped shortbread cookies on parchment paper, and "glue" two candy corn feet onto the cookie with melted chocolate.

Glue chocolate marshmallow cookies onto additional stripped shortbread cookies.  The marshmallow cookies are the turkey's body and the stripped shortbread cookie is it's tail/fan.

Glue a piece of candy corn onto the top-center portion of the chocolate marshmallow cookie for the turkey's beak.

Lastly, when the chocolate glue has hardened in the steps above, you're ready to attach the body to the shortbread cookie with the feet.

When completely set, place in cellophane bags [available at cake decorating stores] and tie to close.  Set one turkey aside for yourself to enjoy with a cup of tea!

Children and adults alike love these treats, and if you recall I used them as place card holders on the dining room table for my luncheon last week.

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Congratulations, Laura Lee!  You are the winner of the giveaway.  Please send me your address and I'll get your Norman Rockwell plate mailed off right away.

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Today I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage for No Place Like Home


  1. Those are so cute! I'll have to research the ingredients to see if I can make them for my granddaughter (food allergies) - I know she would love them!

  2. Oh my goodness! These turkeys are just too cute! What fun!

  3. Phyllis, your cookies are just too cute! The little ones and the young-at-heart alike would love them. I'm sure the residents will appreciate them. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Autumn blessings,

  4. Your turkjey cookies are beyond adorable.

    It is so nice you do that for the elderly - you are something special, lady.

    Hugs - have a wonderful week with Thanksgiving!


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