Thanksgiving is almost here! I am ready for turkey, mashed potatoes and pies!!!
If you read my previous posts, you know I’ve been testing a ton of pie and tart recipes this month. Thanksgiving could not come soon enough because I’m hitting my wall with apples =) So I decided to make some cookies to mix it up over the weekend.
It might sound totally random but one thing I always love seeing when visiting friends and family are old quilts. There is always a story. Much like cookies, a lot of love went into making them so I enjoy asking who made it, for whom, etc. It’s actually a great way to break the ice too.
This Thanksgiving I am going all retro for my cookies by adding quilt-like stitch details to the cutest pumpkins and turkeys. It’s a simple detail that adds a lot of dimension and whimsy to an otherwise common shape. I also experimented with layered cookies for my turkeys and I love how they turned out.
To make your stitched pumpkins, start by covering pumpkin-shaped butter cookies with orange royal icing.
Using a food-safe pencil, draw a dashed line and follow the round shapes of a pumpkin. I used a red pencil to get some contrast.
Add tiny eyes using a dab of black royal icing.
And finish your cookies by drawing a mouth with a black food-safe pencil.
Onto turkeys! Gobble Gobble!
These cookies are made by layering 2 basic shapes: a daisy and the number 8. Isn’t it cool? Cover the daisy in orange icing and the 8 in brown icing.
Using a food-safe pencil, outline the daisy with a dashed line to mimic stitches and start shaping the turkey’s face by piping a tiny yellow beak.
Continue adding details: tiny dabs of black icing for the eyes and a squiggly red line for the snood. Yes, “snood” is a word, and I just learned it =)
Use a dab of icing to glue the layers together.
So Freaking Cute!