Hello! I have a really simple recipe to share with you that the kids and I whipped up yesterday. These chocolate Thanksgiving turkey cookies are SO cute and we had way too much fun putting them together (you might have seen us tease about them here to my Instagram followers). The cookies are almost 100% made by my kids and they are almost 100% gone today. To get started, you’ll need this Wilton Turkey Cookie Decorating Set. I bought mine online but I also saw them last month at Michael’s.
These cookies are actually really simple to make. The cookies are actually chocolate meringue cookies! In addition to the Wilton Turkey Decorating set, you will need:
Frosting piping bag or ziplock bag
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 cup of plain white sugar
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
(brown food coloring is optional)
To make the chocolate meringue cookies
- Preheat your oven to 225 degrees F.
- Using an electric mixer, whip the egg whites for a few minutes on high speed until they become frothy (you will see lots of little bubbles).
- Next, add your sugar in small amounts.
- Mix in the cream of tartar.
- Add in the cocoa powder (and brown food coloring to enhance the color, which is optional)
- Continue to whip the mixture until it gets stiff (meaning that it holds a shape when stopped).
- Prepare your baking sheet with a layer of foil covered with non-stick spray.
- Place the meringue mixture into an icing bag.
- Cut the tip off of the ziplock bag (or use the icing bag) and create cookie shaped pieces about 1 inch apart. Use the back of a a spoon to achieve a full cookie look. Make sure each “cookie” is about 3 inches wide.
- Use the Wilton Turkey Decorating set (link above) to decorate your turkeys! Be sure that all of the turkey feathers are sitting up and not laying down. If they lay down too close to the baking sheet, they will melt while baking. If that happens the cookies will taste just as great but they might not look like expected:)
- Bake them for about 45 minutes.
- Let the cookies completely cool before removing them from the baking sheet.
- Store in an air tight container.
They are so yummy and, like I mentioned, my kids made most of them. Who doesn’t like to make little turkeys in their cookies? It’s also a fun way to practice colors and patterns. Enjoy!
Love spending time in the kitchen with your kids? Check the fun we had with shaving cream! Well, these cupcakes aren’t edible…but they sure were fun to make!