I ended up coming up with something completely on my own. I borrowed a bit from our tootsie roll cookies last week and decided to try some more cake mix cookies. Really simple idea if you haven't done it - 1 box of cake mix, 1/3 cup of oil and 2 eggs. Roll them into balls, bake and wah-lah! I found some spice cake mix at the store yesterday and thought that would be perfect for some yummy turkeys. Plus any recipe that lets Noah and Mikayla roll things and get their hands dirty they are all over.
Mikayla was unfortunately banished from helping with the decorating this week (1 hour long temper tantrum later...) but Noah did an absolutely fabulous job helping me create the turkeys. He put on all the 'feathers' and 'eyeballs' (after he had sorted all the mini m&m's into color piles - he is so my kid) and I did the detail work. I have to say I absolutely love the way these came out. Success!
My two impossibly cute (and sometimes just impossible) chef-lets
He refused to give me a serious smile
Mikayla is getting much better at the rolling technique. They don't resemble pancakes as much anymore :-p
And Noah's got it down like a pro!
Tray one ready for the oven
I decided to try a different technique on tray 2 - after we had rolled all of them I flatted them with the bottom of a glass. This helped them spread out into a nicer round circle without so much 'poof' I thought.
Noah sorting all the m&m's
Our first attempt!
Noah putting on the 'feathers'
In process - I put on the frosting while Noah feathered them
Noah shows off his handiwork while Kayla mopes in the background because I wouldn't let her help (I am such a mean mom, I know!)
What's a whole group of turkeys called? (Google to the rescue - it's a rafter of turkeys)
These I am proud of :) (Stupid oreo turkeys, grumble grumble grumble)