I don't get it. When it comes to cookies, Thanksgiving gets the crappy end of the stick. Christmas has its candy canes, Santas, reindeer, and other December 25-related shapes. Easter has a bunch as well, waiting to go pastel. But Thanksgiving -- one of our favorite food-based holidays -- rarely gets cookie love. It's out there, but it falls waaay below the others.
It doesn't really make sense either. It's a great way to keep the kids busy and make snacks for the next day when you're immersed in pre-Turkey Day prep. It's also good for the day of -- prepare a few cookie sheets of Thanksgiving shapes and pop them in the oven while everyone's feasting on the juicy bird and mountain of sides.
And the appropriately shaped cookie cutters are out there -- cornucopias, pilgrims, turkeys. Why not pick up some cutters, and make some cookies, decorations, or both? Instead of placecards, why not make big turkeys and ice everyone's name on them? No waste of paper, and it's an added treat. Check out the gallery below and get baking!
Thanksgiving Cookie Cutters
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