My kids and I love making cut-out cookies, especially for Thanksgiving and the Christmas. Not only does this recipe make a delicious dessert, it super-fun to make with kids. Using your child’s hand instead of a cookie-cutter is fun and provides the perfect shape for these Turkey Handprint Cookies, a perfect Thanksgiving treat.
prep time: 15 minutes
chill time: 2 hours (or up to overnight)
cook time: 15 minutes
total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
servings: 24 cookies (sized from a 5 year old’s hand)
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Step 1: In a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, beat in the eggs, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth.
Step 2: With the mixer on low sift in the flour, powder, and salt and mix until just incorporated.
Step 3: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours, or up to overnight.
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 5: On a floured surface roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
Step 6: Have your child place his or her hand on top of the dough and carefully cut around his/her hand.
Step 7: Decorate with sprinkles!
Step 8: Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Allow to cool on a wire rack and serve.