Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies with Kids

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
November 15, 2013

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Our kids love to get crafty and creative, especially when they can’t eat their creations after.  Thanksgiving is the perfect time to create Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies with your kids.  This craft is not only fun and yummy, but it’s affordable, which is great for our big family or a family on a budget.

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For this craft, I set up 6 individual plates with goodies for each of the kids.  The plates included Homemade Sugar Cookies, a bowl of Chocolate Frosting, Candy Googly Eyes, Candy Corn with yellow and orange colors, Candy Corn with yellow and brown colors and Hershey Kisses.  In the center of the table, I also had Wilton Sparkle Gel in a variety of colors.

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The kids had a blast decorating, showing each other their creations and then eating their cookies.  They were so excited to have me take their pictures too!

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What other decorations would you put on your Thanksgiving Turkey cookies?

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

20 Responses to “Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies with Kids”

  1. These are really cute and a good project for me and the grandkid. She will be with me next weekend so I think we will work on these.

  2. How fun! Those turned out really cute.

  3. Wow–now that looks like alotta fun!! I think its VERY safe to say–your family had a GREAT time and made some VERY creative cookies–great pictures!! and you made it easy to follow along –thanks for a fun idea πŸ™‚

  4. Jeana says:

    These are super cute Shannon. Great job!

  5. brett says:

    super cute! i made turkey cookies with my kids a few weeks ago

  6. These are SUPER cute and look so fun for the kids to make and eat! Pinning!

  7. They look great and it looks like the kids had a great time. Maybe some feet for the turkeys?

  8. Cinny says:

    Awww, what a cute activity to do with the kids!

  9. Mary Happymommy says:

    We’re planning to make something similar to this on Thanksgiving but with Golden Oreos. My kids are excited!

  10. What a cute idea! My kids would love making these turkeys but I bet that they would eat all of the candy first.

  11. Mandi says:

    These are so cute! There will a bunch of kids at Thanksgiving dinner this year we may try this!

  12. Mistee Dawn says:

    Looks like fun! My daughter would love it!

  13. Rosey says:

    Creative time with food is the best (because you get to eat it!). These look fun, and the pics are too. πŸ™‚

  14. Tammy S says:

    What a great idea. These turned out so cute! I love the candy corn for the feathers.

  15. OMGosh what a great idea! I bet they had so much fun and I love how they turned out. Very cute.

  16. I like recipes like these that are part arts and crafts and part cooking. It seems like a lot of fun.

  17. Heather H says:

    I never bake. Heck, I rarely cook. But this looks pretty simple &fun! My little one would love this.I would add sprinkles:)

  18. I was just asking Danny what I could make to his family’s thanksgiving lunch. This is awesome because I could do them with the kids! YAY

  19. Rachee says:

    Love! These turkeys are so stinkin’ cute! I love it. So easy and fun

  20. Danielle F. says:

    It’s a shame I didn’t see this before Thanksgiving but it’s still cute to make year round.

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