Guys, the countdown is on, we are just days away from the yearly turkey feast known as Thanksgiving. AKA Turkey Day, AKA Sweatpants Day, AKA Pumpkin All The Things Day, but mostly AKA Who Made This And Is It Safe To Eat Day. (Ok, that last one may be just me, and my potluck anxieties. Because seriously, potlucks are terrifying.) And yet here I am still sharing Turkey cookies, in every form possible. I think it’s safe to say I over turkey’d this year. Even thought I already made several turkey cookie sets, every year I seem to find myself with a little extra cookie dough that gets turned into unplanned simple turkey leg cookies. This year was clearly no different. Turkey leg cookies are not only simple but they are always a huge hit at Thanksgiving, so I say why not? This year I thought I would pop in and share how I add texture to my turkey leg cookies and keep them from looking like a chicken leg.
While we all love chicken, it has it’s place 364 days a year. Thanksgiving is not one of them.
HOW TO ADD TEXTURE TO A TURKEY LEG COOKIE IN THREE SIMPLE STEPS
Step 1: Add sprinkles! This one should come as no shock to you but I like to add just a few sprinkles while the icing is still wet for the little bumps you find on a turkey leg. You can achieve the same effect by piping little dots of royal icing as well. Sprinkles are so much faster.
Step 2: Add icing with a sponge or dabber once the first layer is completely dry. You’ll want to let the icing dry really well before this step, then it’s super easy. Just grab a clean sponge and dab on the additional royal icing. How little or how much is totally up to you. This will give you a really nice turkey leg cookie skin texture.
Step 3: Airbrush! I love to add just a little airbrushing to the turkey leg cookies so they have that roasted look to them. Just a little airbrushing on one side does the trick. For these turkey leg cookies, I mixed a little warn brown with a little yellow for a roasted look.
1, 2, 3 easy steps to the perfect turkey leg cookies!
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