Let me start with a disclaimer. These cookies take forever. Make them at your own risk. They are extremely fragile. They take forever.
Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about the fun part. These are probably some of the cutest cookies I have ever seen. I wish I had thought of the idea, but I saw some similar 3D cookies on cakecentral.com and immediately decided I should try it. Plus, I wanted to use my Wilton stuff since I haven't done anything since my 3rd class ended. I love cookie cutters and decorated cookies, but to me, sugar cookies are my least favorite cookie to eat. That's ok because I'm not even sure how you would begin to eat one of these! Look how thick they are:
I made a double batch of Ashlee's Famous Sugar Cookies (night one - mixed batter, night 2- baked cookies and iced with white icing), and got to work with my Royal Icing. Each turkey is 4 cookies. The base and the back row of feathers are from the same size cutter. Each of the feather pieces had the bottom edge trimmed off before baking so there was a flat edge to stand on the base later after decorating. I used 352 leaf tip for the feathers and beak.
I am really good at starting big projects and not finishing them. My intentions were to make lots and lots of turkey cookies. But, I only made 2 batches of royal icing, and part way through I could tell I was getting low. I didn't feel like getting everthing out again, or spending twice as long decorating. So in the end, we have 12 cookies. Did I mention you'll be spending a lot of time on these if you're crazy enough to want to start this insane project?
But aren't they so cute?