Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hand Print Turkey Cookies

Kids will get a kick out of watching their hand prints turn into turkeys. This fun group activity allows kids to not only make their own creations, but eat them too!

1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie mix or your favorite sugar cookie recipe
red, yellow and green paste food coloring 

3 pairs of disposable gloves

chocolate chips

red fruit leather

candy corn

Divide the cookie dough into 4 equal pieces, leaving one piece white and coloring other 3 pieces: 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 green with the paste food coloring. Make sure to wear a clean pair of gloves when mixing each color so that you avoid coloring your hands!

**Hint: Color each piece slightly darker than you want the end result to be. It will lighten a bit during the baking process.

Gently press each piece of the dough together, forming a large ball. Place dough into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Roll out chilled dough on a lightly floured surface to a 1/2 inch thickness. Gently press hand into dough to make a clear imprint.

Cut around outer edge of hand print with a knife. Repeat with remaining dough. Lift cookies carefully with a spatula and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Separate the fingers to resemble feathers, leaving the thumb standing upright for the head.

Bake until lightly browned. Immediately after removing from oven, press one piece of candy corn into each of the 4 fingers, leaving thumb plain. Gently remove from pan.

After the cookies have cooled slightly, press a chocolate chip into the thumb for an eye. Use a small piece of fruit leather and stick on for the turkey gobbler neck.

That's it!

Let the kids have fun eating their creations!



Sue said...

I already had these on my bake list...just waiting for some of my grandchildren's handprints to come in the mail!
Very cute

Tami said...

Thanks Sue! I'd love to see them when you make them!

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