I wanted to have something unique and personalized on the table this year for Thanksgiving, so I made Turkey Place Card Cookies, and they are the cutest thing I think I have put on my table in years!
This is another simple cookie that anyone can do, just one color to outline and flood with, a delicious sugar cookie to start with, one color for the gingham airbrushing (I used two colors, but only one per cookie), and one color to write with. It doesn’t get much easier than this, but everyone will love them and appreciate them.
You could make them as a hostess gift for Thanksgiving or do any other type of cookie for other holidays, and have them on the table as a surprise. They also look great for teams, like a work party or sports team, arranged in a box or on a tray, everyone loves having personalized desserts!
There aren’t too many steps to these cookies, just cut them out and bake, then cool and do a simple white outline and flood icing. Once that has dried you can airbrush and dry again, then add the names and you’re finished. Simple, cute, trendy, and personal; just perfect for the hectic holiday season.
I made these adorable turkey placards using a turkey cutter from Ann Clark Cutters but any turkey cutter will work. I used white piping icing to outline and filled it in with white flood icing.
Allow your cookie to dry for 1-2 hours before moving on to the airbrush section. Using the small line stencil from The Cookie Countess, my stencil genie and tangerine dream airbrush color I airbrushed on the turkey but just around the edges while avoiding the middle of the cookie to give it an ombre effect.
I turned my stencil the opposite way creating a gingham pattern on the cookie and airbrushing the same way I did the first time!
Once the airbrush is dry, 15-20 minutes, I used my brown lettering icing (just a little thinner than outline icing) and wrote the name on the cookie. This lettering here is by using pressure piping. You can check out my YouTube video HERE to see the different ways to letter on a cookie.
Now you know how to make these Thanksgiving Turkey sugar cookies, you can make them for your fall gathering too and wow your crowd. Take some photos of your table with your cookies so I can see them and share them too, I love seeing the cookies followers make showing up on Instagram and Facebook!