Give thanks to the founders of Thanksgiving with these Indian Thanksgiving Cookies. For those diners who do not like traditional pies, these cookies make great Thanksgiving treats that kids and adults will love. Also great for camping activities and school projects, these Thanksgiving cookies are a sweet addition to a Native American curriculum. A simple gingerbread man cookie cutter is used to create these fun Thanksgiving desserts, and you can decorate your cookies in whatever style you’d like!
Prepare roll-out cookie dough. Cut figures using large Gingerbread Boy cutter from 101 Cutters set; use large Christmas tree from 101 Cutters set to cut 2 easel backs for each. Cut one large tree; trim off trunk and cut in half to form 2 triangle easels. Bake and cool cookies.
For all: Decorate with royal icing. Use tip 6 to outline and fill in clothes and faces (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 2A arms with tip 6 hands. Pipe tip 2 swirls and lines for hair, tip 6 dot nose and tip 1 line mouth and eyes.
For Indians: Cut 1/4 in. fondant strips for headbands and 1 in. fondant feathers; attach with royal icing. Use royal icing and tip 2 to add feather details, hair ties and stripes on shirts.
When dry, attach easel to back with royal icing. Let dry.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.