I need thanksgiving dessert ideas, such as cookies shaped as turkeys?

Question by G: I need thanksgiving dessert ideas, such as cookies shaped as turkeys?
Every year, me and my friends come home for college for thanksgiving break, and we have a traditional Thanksgiving feast at my house, and every year I make sugar cookies with candy corn to make turkey cookies.

This year I wanted to try something new. I need some sort of creative, thanksgiving inspired dessert, or even an appetizer that is Thanksgiving inspired, like in a shape of a turkey, or pilgrim, or something along those lines.

Easy is great, but not necessary. Any ideas would be great!

Thanks you!!

Best answer:

Answer by Unbalanced_LibraMama
Pumpkin Pie
Swwet Potato Pie
Gingerbread Cookies/Men
Strawberry Cheesecake
Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Oreo Cheesecake
Marble Cake
Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Icing
Red Velvet Cake w/ C.C. Icing^
Chocolate chip/Macademia Nut/Oatmeal cookies
*Buy cookies cutters to make festive shapes*

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  1. shan says:

    pilgrim hat cookies-
    1 cup vanilla frosting
    7 drops yellow food coloring
    32 miniature peanut butter cups
    1 package (11-1/2 ounces) fudge-striped cookies
    32 pieces orange mini Chiclets gum
    In a small shallow bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups.
    Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip top of cup in yellow frosting. Position over center hole on the bottom of cookie, forming the hatband and crown. Add a buckle of Chiclets gum. Repeat with remaining cups and cookies. Yield: 32 cookies.

  2. chickadee34 says:

    Cookies shaped and colored like candy corn are a hit with our extended family every year. I most often use a from-scratch recipe, but I once used the Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix (with real butter) with surprisingly good results. You can see a picture of them at the links below, as well as BC’s shortcut recipe. Be sure to use PASTE food coloring (available at hobby stores and some Walmarts). I’ve never used the chocolate…I’ve always used just orange, yellow and “white”(uncolored), but I’ll bet the chocolate is good, too.

    Candy Corn Cookies
    http://therecipegirl.blogspot.com/2008/10/candy-corn-cookies.html [this link shows in pictures the method of cutting the dough]

    This year I’m also going to make this “turkey-themed” appetizer, just for fun.

    Last weekend, we made a Pumpkin Cheesecake to take to a potluck dinner, and it was such a HIT, we’ll be making it for Thanksgiving as well. Here is the recipe we used:
    Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
    [We added ½ cup sour cream, as advised by a Reviewer, and served it just “as is,” *without* the whipped topping. People still went nuts over it.]

    For what it’s worth…at the same potluck, someone brought a Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle that was also a HUGE hit. It was as pretty as it was delicious. The person who brought it said it was Paula Deen’s recipe and that her family DEMANDS it every Thanksgiving. I looked up the recipe the minute I got home and immediately added it to my files (and may also add it to my Thanksgiving dessert buffet). I’m happy to pass the recipe along to you:
    Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

    Whatever you decide to make this Thanksgiving, here’s wishing you happy baking and good times!

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