Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Turkey Sugar Cookies - Slice and Bake Log

To commemorate my favorite holiday, I decided to take on my own design of slice and bake sugar the form of TURKEYS!  Since the Matcha Cookies turned out so well, I thought I could take on a solo project. I wanted the turkey to look like this:

But, for simplicity, I decided to go with this design instead:

The recipe for the dough, adapted from josephhall, is as follows:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 chia egg (1T ground chia, 3T water)
  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • Red, Green, Red, Yellow food coloring
  1. Mix together the first 5 ingredients.  Mix together the flour and baking powder ingredients.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Refrigerate.  Split the dough in half.  Use 1 half for the outside of the cookie and the other half for the turkey (body, head, wings). 
  2. Split up the dough in parts for the body/head, red wings and orange wings.  I do not know the specific size of each; best way is to eyeball it like I did.
  3. Color the body/head portion with food coloring.  10 drops red, 10 drops green and 4 drops yellow.
  4. Color the red wings with ~7 drops red food coloring.
  5. Color the orange wings with 5 drops red and 5 drops yellow food coloring.
  6. Refrigerate all.
  7. Take brown dough and split into body and head.  Body will be larger than head.  Roll out the length to the width of a piece of wax paper.  Refrigerate.
  8. Split the red dough into 4 equal pieces and the orange dough into 4 equal pieces.  Roll each of these out to the width of the wax paper and then flatten to make into oblong circles.  Refrigerate.
  9. Attach head to body and wings to body.  Refrigerate.
  10. Roll out the un-colored dough to the width of wax paper and a length that will wrap around the turkey roll.  Place turkey roll onto rolled out dough and wrap up.  Press the dough around it and refrigerate overnight.
  11. Slice and bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until slightly brown on the edges.
Ingredients mixed together in stand mixer

The 4 colors: Brown, White, Red, Orange



Orange Wing

Orange Wing Flattened

4 Orange Wings

4 Red Wings

Head and Wings placed around turkey body

Rolled Outside to wrap around turkey

Love how you can see the chia seeds in the dough!  :)

Sliced cookies on the pan

One Turkey Cookie!

End of the Turkey log

All Baked!
Do they look like turkeys to you?

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