Wednesday, November 21

Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey Cookies

 I've intended to make turkey cookies with my girls for years.  Turns out this was the year!  My Grandmother made these and they were my favorite!  Hers looked very different than ours.  She frosted the turkey cookies with a simple dollop of redish pink colored frosting right in the center of the cookie.  The frosting had almond extract in it.  I loved these cookies so much my Grandmother gave me her recipe and her beloved turkey cookie cutter.  I treasure this recipe card, not just for the recipe and memories but she wrote it almost like a letter to me.  I can hear her voice as I read it.  Here is the portion that is closest to my heart:

Turkey Cookies

after providing me with the icing recipe she writes, " Maybe a better idea - forget the above and buy can of ready made cream cheese frosting - add almond flavoring and food coloring.  Good luck Honey Chile. "
Turkey Cookies

Our cookies may not be exact replicas of hers but I know she'd approve.

Turkey Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Turkey Cookies
Turkey Cookies
Turkey cookies

10 comments:

Jenny said...

This post was awesome! I never had grandparents so I envy your memories :)

I saw this on pinterest and you might be interested :) http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-turn-handwritten-recipes-into-tea-towels-174860

happy Thanksgiving,
Jenny

( We did a scrap square swap a few years ago... I made a quilt with mine.. it's over my feet right now :) Thanks for the bits of fabric :) I was at somewhereknitting.blogspot.com

likeschocolate said...

How sweet! Those cookies are darling! Happy thanksgiving!

Potters said...

Love this. There is something so special about those handwritten recipes. They take you right back to those moments...

IsabelC. said...

Lovely tradition! Happy Thanksgiving!

Emily Malate said...

makes me miss Grandmother. I don't remember those cookies though....just the brussell sprouts and gravy at her house on Tday. My favorite part of this post however is Eva's wrist decorations. Still need to get to Hot Topic to get her Christmas gifts.

Megan said...

Your grandma's handwriting is similar to my grandma's :-)

Tara said...

Thank you for bringing Grandmother right here - I remember that she would just put a dollop of frosting in the middle of the cookies - yummy and no fuss! Her words to you are priceless!

katy said...

Jenny, Thank you very much for the link. I followed it to Spoonflower. I'm concerned i'm not tech savvy enough to pull make it work, but I think I may give it a try. Such a great idea. Thanks so much for leaving the link.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Listing! and Happy Birthday! So much here I want to comment on...love the cookies, the doll quilts, sewing with daughters, and yes, I also get songs stuck in my head for days at a time. Wishing you all the best in this year of 40. I am headed there in April and still in big denial about it.

christie said...

so, special, Katy....I should check your blog more
often. mom

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