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Thanksgiving Shortbread Turkey Cutout Cookie Recipe

Thanksgiving shortbread Turkey Cutout Cookies are perfect for your Holiday tables!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers!

I love to make festive ideas around any of the Holidays this is the perfect cut out cookie for any of your Holiday baking needs. They are delicate shortbread pastry style cookies that everyone will love. The best part is they are filled with any of your favorite jams!

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg yolks
3 tablespoon milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup seedless jam like raspberry preserves or your favorite!

Turkey cookie cutters or other holiday cutter
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until it forms a soft dough except for the jam.

Chill dough 1 hour

Roll into an 1/8 inch thickness and cut into cookie cutter shapes of your Holiday theme.

You will need two pieces of dough to make a sandwich, for each cookies.
Fill with jam in center, top with another cookie. Place on greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. Bake in a pre heated oven at 350 degrees until light brown around 8 to 10 minutes.

Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

+claudia lamascolo  Author 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

 I had always wanted to try making these with sweet potato gnocchi instead of regular potatoes. This was the first year for making them. Then off to see Santa. Check out my beautiful grandchildren at the end.

Truly not my favorite over regular potato and sauce, but still a nice change. 

My 3 year old grandson and son Curt from +Curts Delectables  helping me
make the gnocchi. That was the fun part, making great memories together.

My latest chef in the family Antonio!

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe

2 large sweet potatoes cooked (I microwaved them, peeled and whipped them till smooth with an electric beater)
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoon butter
2 1/2 cups regular all purpose flour
1 egg

I placed all ingredients in a large bowl using an industrial mixer until the soft dough formed around 40 seconds
Roll into ropes, cut 1 inch pieces using a floured board. Using two fingers, press into the cut gnocchi and roll towards you. Place on a large cookie sheet. When all the gnocchi are cut and rolled, place the whole tray in the freezer. Once they are frozen, you can cook them in salted boiling water or place in a freezer bag until ready to cook.

The sauce I prefer to make is simply an herb butter. There are several online with cream, sage, rosemary and nutmeg. I used melted butter with basil, oregano, pinch of rosemary, salt, pepper to taste and a pinch of cinnamon. Toss the boiled pasta into this mixture.

Note: You can double this recipe for larger family gatherings

Antonio Valentino is patiently waiting to go see Santa tonight with his sister, mom, dad, grandma, grandma and uncle.

Talia Ciarra

My hearts <3

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our house to yours! Many Blessings to all!
(photo Chad, Talia, Jenni, Curt, Nemo, Claudia and Antonio)

Jam Filled Bow Tie Cookies

Jam filled bow tie cookies are addicting!

Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies

These traditionally are made with cream cheese. Our family makes the using butter, flour and egg. They taste more like a delicate tart dough. Similar to a shortbread texture. Our bow tie cookie can be filled with anything from jelly to dates and figs and nutella! You decide what you love. I have even filled them with cinnamon, sugar and walnuts.

Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies

Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies

Jam Filled  Bow Tie  Cookies

1 cup butter 
2 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
Note: If you love the traditional style dough, omit the egg above and add  one 8 ounce package of cream cheese to this recipe that is the biggest difference. 

Assorted jams and fillings, pineapple, raspberry, apricot, blueberry, nutella,  almond paste ( whatever you like)

Garnish: powdered sugar

Mix butter, flour and egg to form soft dough in a heavy mixer. This is easier to use if you refrigerate it for 20 minutes.

Flour a board. Roll dough out. Cut with fluted edge circle cookie cutter. Fill with a little bit of the jam. Fold circle toward the center and pinch to form bows.

Bake at 400 hot preheated oven until set. Around 10 to 15 minutes until slightly golden brown. 

Cool completely on wax paper or parchment paper.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.