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Thanksgiving - historic Gathering Cookies







Candy Melts®*--White, Light Cocoa
(Wal-Mart or Target Stores)

Roll-Out Cookie Dough
(your own recipe or from the grocery store)

Black Shoestring Licorice, Orange Spice Gumdrops and Cocoa Powder

Copper Icing Color
(skin tone)


Garden Kandy Color Set and Kandy Color Set

Red Colored Sugars
Yellow Colored Sugars
Orange Colored Sugars


Reserve small amount of plain cookie dough.
Tint half of remaining dough skin tone.
Tint the other half of dough light brown by adding cocoa powder,
kneading into dough until well blended.
Roll out tinted dough and cut out heads using a round cookie cutter or a glass.
Roll out plain dough and cut turkey feathers using maple leaf
cookie cutter from Wilton or make your own template.
Sprinkle feathers with colored sugars.
Bake and cool all cookies.

Using Kandy colors,
tint portions of melted white candy black, red, light pink, yellow, green and orange.
Mold mini leaf candies for headband feathers:

Use painting method and orange candy for veins; refrigerate until firm.

Use marbleizing technique link to and orange, yellow and green candy to
complete feathers; refrigerate until firm.
Decorate all heads using melted candy in cut bag to pipe dot eyes and
cheeks, string mouths and hair.

Pilgrim girl's hat:
Place large and medium size circle cutters on
parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Fill with melted candy and refrigerate until firm.
Unmold and cut 1 1/8 in. from bottom of large circle for brim.
Attach medium circle to brim with melted candy.

Pilgrim boy's hat:
ipe a 2 1/2 in. diameter candy circle on parchment paper
for brim, mold a cordial cup for hat; refrigerate until firm.
Attach hat to brim with melted candy;
pipe band and buckle with melted candy;
refrigerate until firm.

Native American boy and girl:
Pipe headband directly on cookie using melted candy in cut bag.

Girl’s braids:
Cut 3 1/2 in. licorice strings, twist together and trim to 2 1/2 in.;
attach bottom pieces together with melted black candy.

Rroll out spice drops and cut with scissors in bow shape.
Attach to braids with melted candy.

Using melted cocoa candy in cut bag, pipe 1 1/4 in. oval body and ball head.
Pipe beak, eyes, wattle and wings.
Pipe feet on parchment paper, refrigerate until firm, carefully remove
and attach to turkey with melted candy.
Attach hats, headband feathers, leaves, braids and sticks
to cookies with melted candy.

Each serves 1


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