I started off my Thanksgiving by making some festive turkey cookies. No, these cookies are not modified to be healthy because they are simply made for the purpose of being festive.
The trick to these cookies is practice, and the correct recipe for the royal icing. I referred to Alton Brown’s recipe of course! If you don’t use egg whites, you can use meringue powder which is the key ingredient for icing that holds up and stays shiny.
My sister was put to work peeling potatoes.
My Mom and I didn’t trust her with much else in the kitchen. Just kidding–I know she can do much more than just peel potatoes.
It was so easy. I highly recommend it. All you need is one 8 oz. small container of reduced fat chive/onion cream cheese, one 8 oz. plain reduced fat cream cheese, 2 cups of reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese, 2 TBSP. paprika, pinch of garlic and onion seasoning, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Mix everything together, shape into a ball, and let sit for a few hours in the fridge to harden. It was supposed to look like a pumpkin (with a piece of celery sticking out the top), but I forgot.
She was obsessed with getting all the lumps out and making the potatoes as creamy as possible because that’s how my Grandma makes them she says.