Fun Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make With Your Kids
Looking for some fun, easy recipes to try with your kids this Thanksgiving? Here are a few simple ideas that you and your youngsters can create and enjoy before, during and after November 23!
Betty Crocker Turkey Cookies
Prep time: 30 minutes, total time: 1 hour
Makes 9 cookies
1 1 pound, 1.5-ounce pouch sugar cookie mix
Miniature candy-coated milk chocolate candies such as M&M’s
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Green, red, orange and yellow sugar sprinkles
1/3 cup butter melted red or orange tube of decorating icing or gel
¾ cup whipped white frosting
- 1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, stir cookie mix, flour, butter and egg until soft dough forms.
- 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough about ¼ inch thick. Cut with 3 to 3 ½ -inch round cookie cutter to make 18 rounds. Place 9 rounds 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
- 3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool 2 minutes then transfer cookies from baking sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
- 4. To make turkey feathers, cut each of the remaining rounds into 6 equal wedges. Place 9 wedges 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle remaining 45 wedges with colored sugars as desired. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet.
- 5. Bake wedges 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool 2 minutes then transfer cookies from baking sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
- 6. Spread frosting on round cookies. Place undecorated and decorated wedges on cookies. Add candy-coated candies for eyes and draw feet with icing.
Leftover Turkey Soup with Stuffing Dumplings
1 ½ cups sliced carrots
5-6 14.5-ounce cans of turkey or chicken broth
1 ½ cups sliced celery
2 cups egg noodles
1 ½ cups cubed potatoes
2 cups cooked turkey
1 medium onion, diced
Leftover stuffing shaped into 1- to 2-inch balls
Salt and pepper to taste
- 1. Put carrots, celery, onion and potatoes in a large pot. Cover with broth and cook on medium heat until veggies are almost tender, about 20 minutes.
- 2. Add egg noodles and cook for another 10 minutes or so.
- 3. Add turkey and stuffing balls until heated through.
- 4. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Fern.
Orange Cranberry Sauce with Cherries
1 pound fresh cranberries
½ cup cranberry juice
2 cups sugar
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
½ cup orange juice
1 cup dried cherries
- 1. Pick through the cranberries, rinse, then drain well.
- 2. Combine the cranberries, sugar, orange juice, cranberry juice and orange zest in a pan. Place over medium heat; boil slowly until the berries pop open, about 10 minutes.
- 3. Skim the foam off the surface with a metal spoon. Stir in the cherries and let cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate. Will last up to one month in the fridge.