Cute Apple Turkey
“This was a great project to do with my kids. The apple turkeys made adorable decorations on our holiday appetizer platters. They were a huge hit with the whole family.”
-St. Louie Suzie
Rice Krispie Pumpkin Treats
Sweet and colorful, these marshmallow pumpkins are perfect for the kids’ table. Roll them up as shown or try spreading the mixture on a sheet and cutting with pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys
“Very cute additions for each place setting. I used Double Stuf Oreos rather than separate the cookies and use additional frosting.”
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies
“The green frosted leaf on the pumpkins really completes the pumpkin patch look. Everyone thought they were so cute.”
Mini Thanksgiving Dinner Cupcakes
This dessert may look high-level, but it couldn’t be easier with store-bought cupcakes and cookies, icing and just a little creativity using pieces of candy.
Rice Krispie Turkey
“This little turkey is so cool. My kids had fun making them. We only used strawberry Twizzlers for the tail. I love how they look.”
“These turned out super cute. My 6- and 9-year-old did them all by themselves and were quite proud of themselves!”
Give a nod to fall with these Thanksgiving-ready chocolate and butterscotch goodies. Just three steps and you’re done!
Indian Corn Cake
“These cakes were easy, fun and delicious. My 10-year-old sister and I had a great time putting them together, and the whole family enjoyed eating them.”
Nutter Butter Turkeys
Kids will have a hard time resisting the urge to gobble up these cookies that call for both Double Stuf Oreos and Nutter Butters.
No-Bake Turkey Cake
Use any cake you like as the base for this eye-catching dessert. The only requirement: lots of tasty cookies in various shapes for your kids to experiment with!
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
“We had these at our preschool Thanksgiving feast and they were a huge hit! The kids loved them, and my 5- and 8-year-olds loved making them all by themselves!”
Snoopy Thanksgiving Dinner
Snoopy’s silly holiday feast from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving might not fill up your kids, but they’ll have a blast putting it together!
Strawberry Turkey Treats
Just five ingredients are all you’ll need to create these cute turkey treats that your little guests are sure to gobble up!
“My kids had a blast making these for Thanksgiving. They were easy to make and fun to eat.”
Looking for some adorable baking ideas for Thanksgiving? Here are a ten absolute gems that I found. They like lots of fun to make with kids or, heck, have fun making them all by yourself!
1. Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes
In my mind these are winners of most ingenious use of nutter butters cookies. Oh and let’s not overlook the clever use of colorful fruit roll-ups for the feathers. Find this recipe and instructions at familyfun.go.com.
2. Nutter Butter Turkey Pops
Not to be outdone by this clever use nutter butters cookies, we have turkey pops! Find the instructions for these cuties at thepartyanimal-blog.org.
3. Realistic Turkey Cupcakes
OK, let’s just come right out and say it… These are both creepily realistic and awesome! I included a closeup because the use of tiny green nonpareils as peas is just plain genius. These pictures are from a great tutorial at saucysprinkles.com and the original idea came from the cookbook What’s New, Cupcake?.
4. Simple Candy Corn Turkey Cupcakes
I love how devilishly simple and yet very cute these candy-corn-encrusted cupcakes are. The creator of these cupcakes says that the sugar “eyes” are from a local bake shop but I bet there are lots of fun things you could substitute in if you can’t find them. Find the instructions at cookingwithmykids.com.
5. Candy Corn Turkey Sugar Cookies
And if the idea of packing away en entire cupcake after your Thanksgiving meal is just too daunting, these sugar cookies are just as sweet. Read how to make them at thetribunenews.com or where the recipe originally came from at pillsbury.com.
6. Miniature Single Serving Pies in a Jar
Single serving pies in a jar. Need I say more? You can find great instructions at inchmark.squarespace.com and at ourbestbites.com. Now excuse me while I try to insert my spoon right into the screen so I can take a bite of that whip cream-topped pumpkin pie.
7. Cherry Pie Cupcakes
Just to throw your Thanksgiving guests for a loop, confuse them with some cupcakes that look like miniature cherry pies. These might look complicated but you’ll be surprised at how simple they are to make when you read the instructions at cake-decorating-corner.com.
8. Oreo and Peanut Butter Cup Turkeys
How can you go wrong with a dessert made from oreos and peanut butter cups? You pretty much can’t. Read the instructions for these by Flickr user Coopet Photography.
9. A Slice of Pumpkin Pie on a Cupcake
This cute cupcake requires you to use fondant icing but it looks well worth it. It’s adorable and beautiful. Read the instructions at thefrostedcakencookie.blogspot.com.
10. Sweet Potato Casserole Cupcake
A cupcake that tastes and looks like sweet potato casserole complete with toasted marshmallows? Yes please. Find this recipe at ironcupcakemilwaukee.com.