Sunday, November 20, 2011

simplest turkey cookies ever

You know how sometimes you spend hours and hours and HOURS doing something super special for someone you love and you go to 7 different stores on 3 different days to find exactly the right thing and you give up sleep and maybe get glue-gun burns and then they pay attention for 2.7 seconds and don't even say "thank you?" I hate that.

And then you whip something up super quick just to use some left-over pieces of whatnot and you put no thought or time in to it and this same person falls all over themselves saying how you are the greatest, smartest, most talented, beautiful and awesome person in the world? And then they shower you with love and candy? Yeah....I don't mind those days so much.

These cookies are kind of like that. (The second type. Not the first.) My young son is OBSESSED with these cookies. He just looks at them and starts giggling. He likes holding them and touching the eyeballs. (He IS after all, a BOY.) He says they are his very favorite chicken cookies. (We'll work on that whole chicken/turkey thing another day.)

They are incredibly simple to make, and I just used left over whatnots from the turkey-hand cookies.

Step 1. Bake a cookie. I used letters, but you could use squares or houses or flowers or....whatever. Really, don't stress yourself out so close to the holidays. Just reach in that bin of eternal despair where you have all the cutters you are pretending you're going to put back where they belong and grab one out.  Then flood the cookie with brown icing.

Step 2. Immediately drop on some of those left-over eyeballs and beak/gobblers whatnots. That's it. Done. You are loved and showered with candy. So easy.

25 comments:

Kenni said...

These are so cute! Their faces are too funny.

Paula said...

Your son isn't the only one giggling. Love these and that heart.

Stephanie said...

I just found out that at least 18 people are coming to my house for Thanksgiving (last minute). My parents are bringing the dinner, I am so making this for dessert. I've already got the spare RI. So excited!!!

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

these are awesome, so creative. I wish I had a tenth of your creativity!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Googly eyes always make me smile. :) Cute!

SweetSugarBelle said...

COME on baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thinking of you!!! These are adorable! Cannot wait to meet the newest little cookie monster! XOXOXO

cookies and cups said...

These are SO SO cute!

The Beachside Baker said...

This is so great! We spend so much time trying to think of things that are so creative and extravagant, but sometimes the simplest things are the cutest! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, ha! I was trying to figure out what you were spelling--and then I read the post! ; )

precious pie cookies said...

LOVE these cookies! I laughed my way through the post (you are so right about the bin of cookie cutter, but I am going to put them away .. honest) and then I got to the end and laughed even more as I imagined your husband huffing and puffing in the background waiting for you to finish this post :) Come on baby!

Elizabeth L in Apex, NC said...

These are just brilliant!! I'm so impressed with their simplicity, and the effect is perfect.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

love it.

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

So adorable, I LOVE them.Yes, it is amazing the attention some items "don't" get and the ones that get so much.

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

Everybody knows that I think like a boy ....and I am sitting here giggling too. I want one!

sue said...

that is so funny, I think that any kid ( or adult) would love those.

the plaid cookie said...

You come up with some of the neatest ideas. How cute are these?!! Love em.

Cookbook Queen said...

Adorable!! Love easy and cute ideas like this. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Glora said...

What a darling idea! You are so creative! Hugs- Glora

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

So I was thinking - oh if only my son were little again - but actually even at 17 years old, he's super easy to please. His favorite is ANY decorated cookie (or even not decorated) made my his mom that is NOT in a sealed bag ;-)

Carsedra said...

So cute and yes they look so easy!!


Carsedra of:

http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

Lissa (Bellenza) said...

These got me giggling, too! (especially when I realized the letters didn't necessarily spell out anything -- the joke's on me!)

Anonymous said...

While the turkey cookies are cute...I think your "other production" this week is far cuter...congratulations on a baby girl!!!

Sue said...

My brain would never have come up with this! I am so glad yours did! SO creative and cute!

sweetemmys said...

How did you just plop on your eyeballs without the brown bleeding through? I have to pipe the eyeballs on after it's dried. And that goes for all transfers...the wet color ALWAYS bleeds through to the transfer. I don't know what to do?!

LilaLoa said...

You know... I have that problem when it is humid here in the summer. And I just have to wait for the bottom layer to dry. But in the winter time I am a happy immediate-transfer-plopping kind of person. :)

Perhaps if you put your wet cookies with the newly plopped transfers on them in front of a fan they would dry fast enough to avoid the color bleed.

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