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Thanksgiving Treats

November 20, 2009

My cookie decorating skills need some practice!  This is actually the first time I’ve piped a detailed outline and flooded the cookies with a fluid royal icing.  The icing I used to pipe the outline was clearly too thick as it was hard to pipe and sometimes refused to stick to the cookie.   The icing is a little bit speckled because I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to it.  I think it gives the turkey feathers a nice look 🙂  

The cookie base is shortbread and the recipe comes from the Canada brand cornstarch box.

Rolled shortbread cookies

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour *
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • *I had to add a bit of extra flour so the dough was firm enough to be rolled.

    In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together.  Add the cornstarch and flour and beat until the dough comes together.  Chill for 30 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

    On a floured surface, roll the dough 1/4″ thick and cut with cookie cutters.  Bake for roughly 20 minutes on a parchment lined baking sheet and cool completely.

    Decorate with Royal Icing


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    1. November 21, 2009 4:45 pm

      so cute!
      check out my food blog and tell me what you think:


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