Turkey Cookies
Turkey Sugar Cookies

Turkey Sugar Cookies are the perfect playful treat for November. Guaranteed to please kids of all ages, they are easy and fun to make for parties, lunch boxes, and play dates.

Author: Melissa Lennig
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cups sour cream
  • 1 package candy eyeballs
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • red food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • 1 package candy corn
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, shortening, sugar, 2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 eggs in a large bowl. Mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sour cream, and salt. The dough will feel quite sticky and soft, so chill the dough directly in the bowl until firm.

  2. Roll the dough onto a well-floured surface, then cut into circles with a cookie cutter. Place the cutouts on a parchment lined pan and bake at 350° for 8–9 minutes.

  3. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting by mixing 1 stick of unsalted butter with 3 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, and 3 tbsp of milk. Divide the frosting into 3 small bowls. Stir red food coloring into 1 bowl, orange food coloring into the second, and leave the third bowl uncolored.

  4. Spoon the orange frosting into a bag fitted with a #2 tip. Spoon the red and white frosting into bags fitted with a #1 tip.

  5. Use the white frosting to secure about 11 candy corns to the top of each cookie. Use the same frosting to attach 2 candy eyes to each cookie.

  6. Use the white frosting to secure about 11 candy corns to the top of each cookie. Use the same frosting to attach 2 candy eyes to each cookie.