I definitely held onto to all of the extra parts and pieces so we could pull this out as a fun activity over Thanksgiving break, though! I even convinced Mr. I. to let me take pictures of him signing most of the ingredients. Even though Thanksgiving has passed for this year, these are signs that might come in handy if you're doing or enjoying some holiday baking!
I decided to make two different kinds of treats for the FEAST this year: turkeys and acorns.
AcornsThe acorns were super simple to make and wildly popular at the preschool luncheon. The hardest/most time-consuming part was unwrapping all the chocolate kisses!
They're made with 3 ingredients and held together with icing: mini vanilla wafers (COOKIE), chocolate kisses, and mini chocolate chips (CHOCOLATE).
|The C makes a small circle on the top of your opposite hand.|
|Your hand rotates twice in the palm of the other hand.|
Once all the kisses were unwrapped, I "glued" each one to the flat side of a mini vanilla wafer. I needed a whole bunch, so I just did the whole bag worth of chocolate kisses....it would be just as easy to do only a few too, though!
TurkeysThis treat was a little more complicated to put together, but well worth it for the smiles they brought.
This project used chocolate sandwich cookies with "extra stuffing" (COOKIE), candy corn, and malted milk balls (CANDY). To decorate the faces, I used store bought white icing, red "writing icing" and food-safe markers.
Next, I stuck 5 candy corn "feathers" into the icing of each cookie. If any of the cookies popped off, I just used some icing to stick them back together.
After that came the most tedious part of the process - creating orange beaks. I used the white tips from extra candy corn and a food-safe marker. (This step is MESSY - I had orange fingers for the rest of the day.)