NEW Recipes from the August Issue

It's time to take it outside. We're sharing recipes that are best served al fresco with friends. Salute summer, from drinks to dessert, with the latest recipes from Better Homes and Gardens.

View Slideshow

How to Make Popcorn Balls

This all-time favorite dessert is offers instant nostalgia (remember Grandma making them?). Bring them into your own kitchen with our incredible easy steps.

View Video

Dishes Made Better by Potato Chips

I chip, you chip, we chip. Our love affair with America's favorite snack goes well beyond the bag. We're sharing dishes that were made better (way better) by potato chips.

View Slideshow

Dress Up a Dessert in 8 Seconds (or Less!)

Make any dessert recipe worthy of a party with these easy ideas to dress them up. Each dessert idea can be done within 8 seconds!

View Video

Canning Basics

Enjoy your favorite produce year-round by canning it. We'll walk you through how to can foods safely with less mess.

See More

How to Mail Cookies

Send your famous cookie recipe to loved ones anywhere! See how to pack cookies so they won't crumble and other tips for how to mail cookies.

View Video

DIY Drink Stations

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

View Slideshow
Popular in Food

Turkey Hand Cookies

3.5 by 3 people
8,454 views
Rate me!
  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 6 mins to 8 mins 375°F

Turkey Hand Cookies

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, spices, and soda; beat until combined.
  2. Add molasses, lemon juice, vanilla, and egg yolk; beat until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  3. Wrap dough and chill 3 hours or until firm.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick. Cut out cookies using a 5-inch hand-shaped cookie cutter. Or, make a cardboard pattern of a hand and cut around pattern using a sharp knife. Place cookies 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  5. For each cookie, also cut out a triangle (2x3x3-1/2 inches) from the dough and bake as above.
  6. In a small mixing bowl combine meringue powder, water, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, then on high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until very stiff. Use at once or cover with plastic wrap to prevent drying.
  7. Tint with food coloring as desired. When not using icing, keep it covered with clear plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out. Place icing in pastry bag fitted with a round writing tip.
  8. When cookies are cool, use icing to pipe names onto bodies of turkeys. Decorate as desired by using icing to attach candies. Let dry for several hours.
  9. Store cookies and triangles in an airtight container up to 3 days. Before using, attach triangles (place-card stands) to back of hand. Let dry completely before standing up. Makes 10 place cards.

Comments

close
close
close
close
close

Loading... Please wait...