For this Thanksgiving I wanted to do something a little different with the cookie design. Instead of a platter of turkey cookies, I decided to make one bigger turkey made up of a bunch of little “feather” cookies. Of course I’m not sure how I feel about everyone plucking feathers off the poor little guy until he’s naked! Hmmm!I didn’t have a turkey cookie cutter or even feathers. So I shaped the feather cutter from a disposable aluminum pan (like I did for the shamrock cookies a long time ago). The turkey body was actually an owl cookie cutter with his ears cut off.
I wanted to keep the feathers super simple with just a few colors and a simple design. The simple design copied a bunch of times makes the whole thing busy enough without being too much. Although, I did play with a few designs on parchment paper before settling on this design.
There are a total of 20 cookies in the arrangement. It took some time to figure out how to arrange the cookies into three layers. The perfectionist in me wanted even layers, but I found the only way to make sure all the cookies showed was to have 10 cookies on the bottom layer, 5 on the middle layer, and 4 on the top layer. Otherwise the cookies overlapped too much or made holes in the fan. Hmm, I guess the perfectionist came out to play anyway! Oh well, gobble gobble Happy Thanksgiving!Love and cookies,