I wish I had these cutters for our Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner but they hadn’t arrived as yet. When they did come in the mail from Karen’s Cookies I could hardly wait to use them and decided that though these never made it to our Thanksgiving Dinner table this year, there is still time to make a place for them at any American Thanksgiving gathering.
The best thing about making these edible place cards is that everyone at the table can use an edible food marker to fill in the blanks with what they are giving thanks for this year. Great conversation starters (not that any family needs help with conversation) and best of all, everyone gets to eat their place cards after dinner! Place these at every table setting this year I’m pretty sure that you’ll hear *pass the markers* long before you hear *pass the salt*
I enjoyed making these so much that I’m already designing ones for our family Christmas dinner. Believe me, the possibilities are endless and I really need to scale back!
Here’s a quick tutorial on how I made these place card cookies.
1. Bake your favourite sugar cookie recipe and roll out your dough 1/4″ thick. Cut with the large rectangular frame cutter and bake. Let cool then pipe with yellow piping icing all around the edge of the cookie.
2. With bright yellow flood icing, flood the cookies.
3. When flood icing has dried and with black piping icing, outline your turkey one the left side of the cookie. (Kopykake was used and image credit goes to this site)
4. When the black piping has dried, begin flooding the turkey feathers. I used red, orange and rust colours.
5. Next I filled in the rest of the turkey using medium brown, dark brown and a little bit of the rust.
6. Let the flood dry before adding the face using red, orange and white. At this point I also added the names and the script with a black edible food colouring marker. (sorry about the photo quality…I lost my natural lighting)
7. The next day, finish off the eyes with your black edible marker and go over any black piping lines between the feathers with the marker.
All Done! Happy American Thanksgiving to all my American readers. I’m thankful for you and for everyone who visits me here.