Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Cookies & A Free Printable and Being Thankful

It's finally time for Thanksgiving cookies. I will also be baking MORE Thanksgiving cookies today, making my house smell super yummy and feeling all warm and cozy inside while it's really cold and windy outside. My son has already received 4 college acceptance letters and 2 with good scholarships and 1 with an amazing merit scholarship. We have MUCH to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! Our 2 grown daughters are both doing extremely well and happy and working hard. Hubby is doing well, although work is slow with the difficult economy, but we know God is watching over us. 

What are you MOST thankful for at this time of year? Leave me a comment on this blog and tell me what you are most thankful for. I am blessed and have many things to be thankful for (children, home, family, the things I've learned and grown from, the things I've overcome and become stronger for), but at this time of year, the thing I feel most thankful for is that God chose me to be the child of my parents. I miss my dad every single day, but I'm so incredibly thankful for our time together and to have been his daughter. My mother continues to love me and be supportive of me and always be there for me. Being their daughter has shown me that God loves me. I hope to always show that kind of love and devotion to my own children.

Thanksgiving cookies
These turkeys were designed from Susan at The Painted Cookie. I love this cookie cutter from and today I plan on using it for a very different purpose. Stay tuned :-)
I made this turkey using a seashell cookie cutter. I think it's one of my new favorites. I love all the colors. Too bad there isn't any pink though ;-)
Sorry for the bad photos. I need to take a few lessons in photography and invest in a really good camera. They are insanely expensive though, so these pictures will have to do. Unfortunately on overcast days or at night, the photos just don't come out very well. Turkeys...
Corn on the cob. I love these. Since I use glaze icing, it's difficult to get definition, but I iced a bunch of the corn pieces and then came back and iced a few more and then back again and iced some more. I love the way each kernel stands out. It was worth the hassle and time.
Slices of pumpkin pie. I wanted a very specific pie cutter and so I ordered one special from I really wanted the curly edge and a nice large slice of pie. My hubby loves pumpkin pie, so this one is key ;-)
and then for those that want to eat an entire pie instead of a slice ;-)
I made this pilgrim hat out of a cowboy hat. I just cut off the top part that wasn't straight.
And drumsticks. Last year I hand-cut these and it was a royal pain. I am not talented in the ways of hand-cutting cookies. Thankfully, came out with one this year, so of course, I snatched it up!
and I was really wanting to make a pumpkin again after Halloween. This time I iced sections of the pumpkin at a time to give those lines of definition. Hubby even thought it looked cool.
I love this apple cutter because it's huge and then those little apple cores, I bought from I saw that LilaLoa made apple cores a while back and I thought they were so cute that they made me smile. Thanks for the inspiration Georganne!
So many people are obsessed with owls. I thought they seemed like a very Fall cookie, so I made some. I think I'd become owl obsessed too if I had a cookie cutter that I like. I haven't found one yet. They all seem to small and narrow. I'll keep looking. I want one with a big enough section for huge, fun eyes :-)
and my Fall cookies too

More Thanksgiving cookies being baked today and more baby shower cookies too. Don't forget to leave me a comment with what you are MOST thankful for this Thanksgiving. Come on... I shared. It's only fair ;-)

Oops I almost forgot... here's a free printable for you to use with your Thanksgiving cookies. You ARE bringing Thanksgiving cookies to Thanksgiving with your family right?


  1. I love your Thanksgiving cookies. Do you use Royal Icing or glaze on your cookies? They always look so shiny and vibrant!!!!

  2. @Lorraine Thank you so much Lorraine! I think the shine you see is just from the glare of my bad photography! I am a glaze gal though :-) Thanks for your kind words! You made my day!

  3. Yet another big batch of awesome cookies. Using the sea shell cutter to make the turkey was a fantastic idea.


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