Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sweet 16th! Turkey Cookies

Hello friends!  This month's sweet 16th is a cookie that is fun for the whole family to help make.  This has been a Thanksgiving time cookie tradition in my family since I was a little girl and now I'm thrilled to be making them with my son.

Here's my would be helper:

he was going to be helpful until he realized he could just eat the ingredients by themselves...

Speaking of which, here's what you need:

candy corn, caramel, chocolate kiss (or chocolate stars, I couldn't find any this year) and a striped cookie.

The first step is to unwrap a handful of caramels and then microwave them for 10-15 seconds until they are soft.

Smush the caramel into a vague turkey body shape and press it onto the chocolate kiss.

Next press the back of the caramel onto the cookie:

Finally, press the candy corn in for the beak. (I recommend laying the cookie down flat for this step)

And voila!  You can build yourself a whole flock of turkeys!

Gobble gobble gobble!

Happy holidays!