I tend to not make desserts on Thanksgiving because my mom bakes an excellent Pecan Pie and my mother in law is an ace with baked goodies.
However, I want to do something with my daughter in order to form a tradition that is all our own and to contribute to the Family Dinner Festivities. I saw adorable Turkey Cookies at the Pillsbury website and decided we would give them a try.
Of course it is even better when I can get a discount, and Winn Dixie is running sales on select Pillsbury items as well as providing a digital coupon. From November 11th through 17th you can get Crescents/Cinnamon Rolls 8 count – 3 for $6, Ready to bake/CHUB Cookies – 2 for $5, and Pie Crust – 2 for $5.
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My daughter and I shopped to get our supplies (as well as cinnamon buns for breakfast) and together we gave these Turkey Cookies a test run for Thanksgiving. Ours are slightly different from the website, but still just as fun.
To recreate this dessert, you will need Pillsbury Sugar Cookies, candy corn, orange icing, green gel icing and something to make the eyes (we used mini chocolate chips).
To assemble, first I prepared the cookie dough according to the packaging. Then once the cookies were cooled we began to put them together. FYI, my 6 year old daughter was able to attach everything and only needed assistance with the beak.
First we put a rainbow shape around the outside of the cookie with the green gel icing.
Next we laid 5 Candy corns across that. I suggest putting the majority of the candy corn on the cookie to secure it. The original recipe called for regular chocolate icing which is thicker and may attach it better.
Then we put 2 dots of green gel icing and placed the mini chocolate chips. To finish I used the orange icing to make a beak. Tip: Because of the details on the beak, I used a toothpick to guide it and remove it from the tube.
Do you make a similar treat for your family for Thanksgiving? What other desserts do you prepare for the holiday season?
Want to take advantage of these savings to make your own Turkey Cookies, be sure to get your coupon for SAVE a $1.00 on 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Baked Good Products! Available while supplies last.
Carlee @ LAAF
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