Thanksgiving 2013: Turkey Trick or Treat


My son decided that we should make turkey cookies and go around to all the neighbors and offer them turkey cookies instead of turkey for Thanksgiving. What a great idea! I ordered a turkey cookie cutter, which came with these cute little autumn leaves sprinkles, and I based my cookies on this recipe from Marcus Samuelsson’s website.

Sugar Cookies
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup vegan brown sugar sugar (because it is what I had in the house)
1/2 cup Earth Balance butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla powder

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl using a hand mixer until fluffy.

In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and vanilla powder.

Add the flour to the creamed butter and mix until a soft dough is formed. It will be crumbly but use your hands to press it together.

Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and another on top. Roll out the dough to about 1/4″ (or about, I didn’t measure!) Cut out the turkeys and place onto the baking sheet.

Gather up the dough and roll it out again, as many times as you have patience for! Roll any unused dough into a tube shape, wrap in plastic wrap and place into the freezer for another day.

Place the cut out turkey cookies on the baking sheet into the freezer for about 1 hour.

Bake the cookies in a 350 oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. They should look done!

Let the cookies cool before glazing.


Glaze (based on my recipe from Luke’s Angel Cake) & Topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla powder
1 packet Autumn Leaves Sprinkles

Sift the powdered sugar and vanilla into a large bowl. Add water and whisk until smooth.

I am sure there is a professional way to do this, but alas, I am not a professional so my son and I figured out this method.

Use a spoon to drizzle a bit of glaze on a cookie and smooth it out. Take a pinch of leaf sprinkles and drop them onto the cookies. Let the glaze harden before trick or treating. Enjoy!


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