Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chocolate Turkey Cookie Treats

Here's a fun and simple recipe that will make kids and adults happy at Thanksgiving.

I found this on the Betty Crocker Website, a great resource for decorating tips and recipes. The recipe calls for using the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix and decorating gels. You can substitute your own cookie recipes and frosting, but if you're in a hurry, mixes are great!

I've also made these adorable Turkey Cookies with chocolate cookies because you can never have enough chocolate.

Turkey Cookie Treats

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 container (12 oz) Betty Crocker® Whipped chocolate frosting
Candy corn
1 tube (4.25 oz) Betty Crocker® yellow decorating icing
Miniature candy-coated semisweet chocolate baking bits
1 tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker® black decorating gel

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.
2. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
3. Frost and decorate 1 cookie at a time. After spreading frosting on cookie, add candy corn for feathers. Pipe yellow icing for beak and feet. Add baking bits for eyes; pipe black gel for center of each eye.

Photo: Betty Crocker