Turkey-Hand Cookies

Turkey-Hand Cookies

Have your child lend a hand--quite literally--with this do-together recipe. Little ones' hands serve as the cookie cutters for these delicious cinnamon and candy corn holiday treats.

Watch Blue's Clues only on Nick Jr.Watch Blue's Clues only on Nick Jr.

Turkey-Hand Cookies
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Parent Supervision Needed
This recipe requires extra parent involvement and a watchful eye, because it may require sharp tools or hot pans.

Servings: 12

Prep Time: 70 min.

Cook Time: 12 min.

Step-by-Step Video

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar-cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 box (16 oz.) confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tbsp. meringue or egg-white powder
  • Red, orange, brown, yellow, and black food coloring
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Candy corn

Supplies

  • Resealable Plastic Bags
  • Parchment Paper
Tip: Check your market for a package of plastic frosting bags. To fill one, fold the top half down, holding the bottom with one hand. With the other hand, and using a large spoon, scoop frosting into it. Unfold the bag. To use the bag, hold at the top and push down using a twisting motion.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Step 2

    Knead the cookie dough, flour, and cinnamon together on a clean work surface until smooth. Divide the dough in half. Roll out one piece of dough to a scant 1/4-inch thickness.

  3. Step 3

    Trace your child's hand on a sheet of paper and cut out template. Using the paper hand template cut out as many hand shapes as possible. Transfer to the prepared sheet pans. Repeat with the remaining dough and reroll scraps to make about 12 cookies. Bake until cookies are golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookies.

  4. Step 4

    Beat the confectioners' sugar with the egg-white powder and 6 tablespoons of warm water in a medium mixing bowl until thick, about 2 minutes. Tint 2 tablespoons of the frosting red and spoon into a small resealable bag. Divide the remaining frosting between four bowls. Tint each bowl orange, yellow, brown, and black. Spoon each color into a separate resealable bag.

  5. Step 5

    Snip a small corner from the bags with the frostings. Pipe and outline on the fingers with the brown orange, yellow, and red (check that the colors are correct) frostings to make the feathers of the turkey cookies. Pipe white dots for the eyes and add a mini chocolate chip, pointed end in, for the pupils. Attach the candy corn for the beak with the red frosting, and pipe a red line for the waddle. Pipe brown lines of frosting around the edge of the cookie. Pipe orange feet. Pipe a name with the black frosting. Let cookies dry at least 1 hour.

Tip: Tint the frosting and fill the frosting bags while the cookies are baking and cooling so you're ready to go with the next step.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 351
  • Total Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 141mg
  • Total Carbs: 67g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 52g
  • Protein: 3g
  1. More Recipes
    1. Dora's Tropical Fruit Smoothie

      Get a taste of the tropics with this healthy, fruity drink!

    2. Molly's Pink Swirly Smoothie

      Make them smile with a sweet Guppies treat!

    3. Chilly Gilly Smoothie

      A frozen drink that looks like Gil's tail? COOL!

    4. Bubble Guppies Fruity "SUN-dae"

      Make this tasty treat any day of the week--it's simple!

    5. Kai-lan Ladybug Smoothie

      Smoothies are super with a little ladybug luck!

    6. Diego's Safari Smoothie

      Chocolate milk with a frozen tropical twist

    7. Olivia Strawberry Smoothie

      This delicious drink is perfectly pink! Just like Olivia!

    8. Red, White, & Blue Snack Mix

      Try a festive party mix that's packed with nutrients

    9. Dora Starfish Cookies

      Summon a sea filled with sweet starfish covered in icing

    10. PAW Patrol Snacks on a Roll

      PAW Patrol is on a roll with a simply healthy treat for your tot!

    11. Dora's Fruit & Pudding Garden

      Dora's dessert is a garden of delights with fruity flowers & sweet pudding!

    12. Bubble Guppies Bubble Bites

      Kids will have fun in the kitchen making these bubble bites just right!

    13. Bubble Guppies Fishin' Chips

      Something is fishy about these snacks… but kids won't suspect that a tasty treat could also be healthy!

    14. Bubble Guppies Fish Food

      A swimsational spread that will keep kids dipping back into the kitchen for more of this fish cracker snack!

    15. Bubble Guppies Jelly Fish Snack

      Fishin' for a quick and easy treat for your Bubble Guppies fan?

    16. Guppies Fizzy Fruit Fishing

      Go fishing for fruit--and make a game out of good eating!

    17. PAW Patrol Pup-tastic Pupcorn

      Kids in the kitchen looking for a simple snack? Add pop to your pupcorn holders!

    18. Pup-Pup Goodies Recipe

      Create a snack your kids won't be able to keep their paws off!

    19. Wally's Magic Sticks

      Make this snack in a snap & watch them disappear like magic!

    20. Pear Patrol Badge Recipe

      Shield kids from unhealthy treats with this sweet and healthy snack!

    21. Bobbin' for Bobgoblin Recipe

      Looking for a healthy snack kids will be goblin' up in no time?

    22. Ryder's Egg Slider

      Let's take a bite out of your picky eater's problem with this protein-packed snack!

    23. Norville Nibble

      Want to see fruit fly off the table into your preschooler's belly?

    24. Wallykazam Blue Letter Pancakes

      These pancakes spell out DELICIOUS!

    25. PAW Patrol Bone Cookies

      No baking job is too big, no pup lover is too small to help out in the kitchen!

    26. Wallykazam! ABC Cupcakes

      Like magic, these yummy cupcakes will disappear into thin air!

    27. Peter Rabbit's Carrot Cupcakes

      Be like a brave bunny & bake this easy recipe with your little rabbit!

    28. Dora the Explorer Cake

      Dora takes the cake. And in this case, she IS the cake!

    29. UmiCar Sandwich

      Here's a mighty healthy lunch idea--go on, take it for a spin!

    30. Mr. Grouper Cheese & Crackers

      Bubble Guppies fans will dive right into this tasty dip!

    1. More Fall
      1. Swiper Pumpkin Pie

        Thanksgiving guests will want to swipe every last piece

      2. Dora Butterscotch Candy Apples

        Make this a-DORA-ble autumn treat for the apple of your eye!

      3. Boots Banana Bread

        Kids will go bananas for Boots' yummy baked treat!

      4. Ruby's Oatmeal Apple Crisp Pie

        Make this tasty fall treat with your little chef