I woke up feeling extra festive yesterday. It was likely the fact that I walked down into a fully decorated for Christmas living room. Either way, I felt the strong urge to bake.
But, it's a little too soon for Christmas cookies.
I immediately sent a text to my sister
begging asking her to do something fun. She replied back asking if I had any heart cookie cutters. Well, duh--of course I do. Two, in fact. She mentioned how she found this oh so cute recipe for Turkey cookies and that we should totally try it.
In true Katie fashion, I documented.
Welcome to our turkey factory:
Try not to die. They are so cute, aren't they? Four cookies in ONE. FOUR.
Cuteness in every bite.
Don't they look so cute all lined up like that?! Like a little turkey army.
The plan? We packaged them all up in cute little bags--tied with an orange ribbon, and then I made little tags, "Thanks for all you do!" Declan's taking them into work today to give to his team of employees.
Just call me the morale booster. Kidding. Sort of.
It was fun. If you're wondering, all that pretty-colored icing goodness is done with homemade royal icing (colored with food dye, obviously). We used the bottles like you saw in the first image to apply the icing. The sugar cookies are also from scratch using a delish, simple recipe.
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup melted butter (mix into sugar--let cool)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
Blend until smooth
5 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Form into a ball, cover in saran wrap--and refrigerate 2 hours before making cookies.
For the rest of the info on the turkey cookies, go here.
With Thanksgiving here, my brother flying into town tonight, lots and lots of time with people we love, turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, family photos, and endless amounts of Black Friday shopping (yes, I'm *that* girl)---I'll see you in a few days.
Have a beautiful, special, magnificent, lovely and memorable Thanksgiving.
I know I have lots to be thankful for.