A couple of years ago we were invited to a Thankful Party and we decided to surprise our friends with a little thankful turkey treat.
Of course, I wasn’t the mastermind behind this idea. Can you guess where I found it? You all are so smart. I seem to find everything on Pinterest these days. Anyway, the original idea came from Family Fun, but I learned about it through Ducks in a Row. It was originally designed to give to teachers. We adapted it a bit to fit our needs.
Instead of making just 1 cookie, we made 12! So, in the end this was more of a “mommy project” then a kiddo project. I would have love for Lil’man to write on each of the feathers, but I didn’t think my little 5 year old would be able to do it for all 60 of them on short notice. If we were just giving it to a few people I totally would have had him do the writing. He’s own writing would have made it even more precious!
Here’s what he did to help make this terrific thankful turkey treat.
How to Make a Thankful Turkey Treat
Lil’Man and Daddy rolled out the cookie dough and baked them in the oven. I cheated and bought ready-made-peanut butter cookie dough. I wanted a nice brown color for the body. However, you can easily switch it up with your favorite recipe. (Don’t have time to bake, just pick up cookies from the store. Busy mamas gotta do what they gotta do.)
While the boy was sleeping, I wrapped the cookies in plastic wrap and added tape to the back to make sure it stayed wrapped. My husband traced feathers for me onto various colors of construction paper. I cut them out and wrote “I’m thankful you’re my friend.” (Make sure you fold the paper to cut more than one feather out at a time.) Then I taped them to the back of our turkeys.
My creative husband made my life even easier by designing a little turkey face. When the boy woke up the next day, he finished the cookies off by taping the turkey faces on to each cookie.
I think they turned out so cute!! These would be great for anyone. Just replace the word friend with whom ever you want to give one to – grandma, cousin, teacher, coach, etc.