Fall is finally here and as the weather begins to cool off your kids will be spending more and more time indoors. If you are looking for an afternoon activity, try making our Not-so-Scary Scarecrow Cookies. These little scarecrow cookies are as fun to make as they are cute and your kids will love decorating them. They are also perfect if you are looking for Thanksgiving treat ideas for kids.
What you will need:
- 1 cup cream cheese ready-to-use frosting
- Small Zippered Plastic Bag
- 12 round sugar cookies (the Rada Cutlery food chopper works well for cutting out perfectly round cookies)
- 18 cream-filled sugar wafers, any color
- Gumdrops (optional)
- 24 Skittles, any color
- 12 jelly beans, any color
- Tinted or toasted coconut
- Colored decorating frosting, any color
How to make Not-so-scary scarecrow cookies:
1. Using your favorite sugar cookie recipe or cookie dough mix, bake a dozen cookies and allow them to cool. We used the Rada Cutlery Food Chopper to make sure our cookies were evenly sized.
2. Cover the tops of cookies evenly with white frosting. The Rada Cutlery Super Spreader makes this task simple.
3. Using a sharp knife, cut six sugar wafers in half crosswise. We used one of our Regular Paring Knives for this.
4. Place one wafer half at the top edge of each frosted cookie, press to adhere. Next, place an uncut wafer just below the half wafer, creating a hat.
5. Take your colored frosting and place in a plastic bag. Then pipe a thin line of colored decorating frosting where the two wafers meet. Attach a gumdrop to the hat if desired, you can also use a Skittle or jelly bean.
6. Add Skittles for eyes and a jelly bean for a nose. Using the decorating frosting draw a mouth.
7. Press coconut into the frosting for hair. To tint coconut: place coconut in a small zippered plastic bag and add a small amount of yellow food coloring. Rub coconut and coloring inside bag until coconut is tinted to desired color. We used this method to make our scarecrows. To toast coconut: place coconut in a single layer in a dry skillet over medium heat or on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
8. Use any remaining frosting in bag to pipe on dots in the center of eyes, eye lashes, decorative details on hats and other features, if desired.
If you are interested in learning more about the Rada Cutlery products used to make our Not-so-Scary Scarecrow cookies you can visit our Kitchen Store here. All the products that we offer are 100% Made in the USA. For more Thanksgiving day recipe ideas you can visit Moms Who Think.