Sunday, November 22, 2009

Turkey Cookies

A family tradition....

This is my niece Brooke many years ago.
I've kept this picture in my recipe file all these years so I can make them each November.


Brooke is 18 now and attends BYU-Idaho
Tonight we made them with my granddaughter Elora

It became a family production.


Camers wants one.

Watch as Elora gives us instructions:

video

Tip: The caramels are easier to work with if you put a few on a plate and microwave them for just a few seconds first. The cookies are less likely to break if you put them in the freezer before making them, but it's not necessary.

Or if you want to make Pilgrim Hat cookies go here.

12 comments:

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Jill, Thanks so much for showing these cookies. I had forgotten about them. I hope Mom makes them this year. I love that picture of Brooke. She was so cute. (not that she isn't now) Elora is a regular Julia Childs. I liked all her extra tips and hints she gave us. She looks darling with her pretty hair and glasses.

Eileen said...

Jill, these are wonderful! Easy for the children too!
I'll try these with Jayden. How fun!

I loved the video! Elora did a great job, and she seems so at ease. I love how she added the smile too!

Thanks, Jill!
Now, I'm off to read all the posts of yours that I've missed (we had a busy few days here!).
All the best,
Eileen

Grandmotherfairy said...

What a fun tradition...I think we will try them!

grandmapeg said...

Elora is right at home in front of the camera! These are such cute cookies. I'll have to give them a try with my grandkids. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Rozier said...

So cute! You made them with Brooke and now with Elora? What a wonderful tradition that Aunt Jill and now Grandma Honey is carrying on. I love the traditional continuity of it. Love, Susan

Kris said...

What a fun tradition!!I ought to try it out with my kids. They would love that.

Jill said...

Well actually Susan, Robin made them with Brooke. I can't remember who started the tradition first, me or Robin?

Mary said...

Wow, Elora looks like her mom in these pictures!

Cute idea. I'll add them to the pilgrim hats Elora taught us to make last year. Our Primary kids loved them!

Jill said...

Oh Mary, I forgot all about the Pilgrim Hats...thanks for reminding me. I just added a link to them on my blog.

Valerie said...

What a fun family activity! They look so cute.

Eileen said...

'Glad I came back! Now we can do Pilgrim hats too!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful, Blessed Thanksgiving, Jill!
All the best to you,
Eileen

Sue said...

Those are pretty cute, Jill. I wish my grandkids were going to be here to make them with me!

=)