The other day while I was preparing for my Kids Thanksgiving Table TV segment on The Broadcast I came across this recipe on the Imperial Sugar Kids Kitchen website. I knew I wanted to have an interactive activity that the kids could do and enjoy on Thanksgiving while the adults are busy getting the big meal ready.
These Indian Corn Cookies looked easy and my kids agreed that they sounded yummy too! A was talking about the idea with a friend of ours and mentioned that we were headed home to make the cookies so I could use them on my TV segment and her kids wanted in on the fun too, so we headed to her house for an impromptu cookie making afternoon.
These cookies may look super impressive, but they are really easy to make and your kids will have fun decorating them for your Thanksgiving feast. The recipe calls for a shortbread cookie, but we decided to make sugar cookies instead and used the Imperial Sugar Buttercream frosting recipe, here is the recipe:
- Chef Eddy’s sugar shortbread cookie recipe
- Buttercream frosting
- Reece’s Pieces candies
- Brown raffia
- Orange ribbon
- Make cookies according to recipe and cut into a corn cob shape.
- Cover the cookies with frosting. We found that it was best to spread the top half of the cookie first, add the Reese’s Pieces candy and then spread icing on the second half to finish it up.
- Add orange, yellow and brown Reece’s Pieces candies for the corn.
- We used brown paper bags for our corn husks and tore them into two sections to make our husks.
- Place the cookie in the middle of the husks and tie bottom together with a ribbon or bakers twine
These cookies are a great activity for the kids to make ahead of time for a special Thanksgiving treat or a fun activity to keep everyone entertained on turkey day. You could prepare everything the day before and set out the supplies on the kids table for them to create their own masterpiece.
Make sure you check out the Kids Kitchen website for other fun Thanksgiving treats and craft ideas like the Sugar and Spice Handprint Turkey Banner! And check out the Homemade Holidays Pinterest Contest, pin a recipe you’d make for Thanksgiving inpired by our recipes and enter once per day from November 9-18, 2014. Ten lucky winners will receive a year’s worth of free sugar!
For more fun kid-friendly Thanksgiving ideas check out my TV segment on The Broadcast