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Thanksgiving Sugar Cookie Recipe

Lil' Luna
Soft and delicious thanksgiving sugar cookies are perfect for all of your celebrations. Decorated like turkeys, they are super cute and easy to create!
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookie

  • 3/4 c unsalted butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 3/4 c all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting & Decorations

  • 1/3 c butter softened
  • 4 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • food coloring
  • Miniature Reese's, candy eyeballs, candy corn, brown sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Add the butter, cream cheese, sugars, egg and almond to a large bowl. Use a hand mixer or kitchen aid to cream them together until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients- flour, baking powder and salt. Once combined add the dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Mix until soft dough forms.
  • Roll out the dough. Thin dough will make a crunchier cookie. For a softer cookie roll the dough to about 3/8 inches thick. Cut the dough with a cookie cutter. {NOTE: Try not to handle the dough too much}
  • Place the cookie cutouts onto a greased baking pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  • Make the frosting by adding the butter, powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and almond to a mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer to combine.
  • Frost the cookies and sprinkle with brown sprinkles. Decorate each cookie by adding a Reeses’s to the middle with candy corn around the top of the Reese’s. Add candy eyeballs using frosting for glue and pipe on orange frosting feet.

Nutrition

Calories: 426kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 48gVitamin A: 533IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies
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