Slice-and-Bake Turkey Cookies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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One 16.5-ounce package slice-and-bake sugar cookie dough

Three to four .67-ounce tubes orange decorating gel or icing 

84 pieces candy corn 

Three to four .67-ounce tubes black decorating gel or icing 

24 bittersweet chocolate chips 

24 thin pretzel sticks, optional


  1. Bake the cookies according to package directions and cool completely.
  2. Make the turkey feathers by drawing a zigzag pattern along the edge of half of a cookie with the orange gel. Place 7 pieces of candy corn, pointed-side in, along the zigzag to hold in place. Just below the feathers, make the face: squeeze 2 dots of the black gel for the eyes and a small "V" just below the eyes for the beak. Place a chocolate chip over each dot of gel to finish the eyes. Below the face, draw two legs with the black gel; draw 2 parallel, vertical lines and 3 toes coming off of each leg. Break the pretzels to the size of the legs and adhere them to the black gel. The first turkey is complete! Repeat for the remaining cookies. 

Cook’s Note

This is a fun project to get the kids involved with.