Thursday, November 11, 2010

Brown Sugar Shortbread Turkeys

Everyone expects turkey at Thanksgiving, full of stuffing, and sliced only to be smothered in delicious pan gravy. But how about a little brown sugar for your turkey this year? These turkey cut out cookies are made with a brown sugar shortbread dough and frosted with royal icing for an easy, fun addition to your table (if you can find room!) To make the brown icing, I added some cocoa powder to help with the color and add some flavor. I've been making these brown sugar shortbread cookies for more years than I can count. They have a good depth of flavor from the brown sugar, and a nice crisp texture that makes these cookies as good plain as they are frosted. I always make sure to roll them to 1/4" so they stay thin and crunchy. This is our family favorite roll out dough that we use for almost every holiday (except Christmas when we use a vanilla/almond dough) and every other time we can think of an excuse to spend an afternoon rolling and frosting cookies.

Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies
                                 via Betty Crocker

1 cup butter
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Pre heat oven to 300F.
1. Mix together butter, sugars and vanilla.
2. Add flour and salt. Mix thoroughly.
3. Roll out ¼” thick on a lightly floured board.  Cut in desired shapes.
4. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 20- 25 minutes @ 300F.
Cool and frost
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Add the names of your dinner guest for the perfect place cards.

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