11/20/12

9 Kid Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Each year for Thanksgiving, my daughters make these  little pilgrim hat cookies. They are easy, cute, and yummy. So this year, I went on a quest to find a few more recipes like this. Ones that are not only fun to look at, but also easy for kids to make. (If you have ever attempted those oreo turkeys, you know what I am talking about!) 

There will still be plenty of pumpkin pies and fancy desserts on our Thanksgiving table. My girls even helped me make a few apple pies last year. Although that recipe definitely required some adult supervision! 

But I think having a few 'kid made' items is a good way to involve the little ones in meal preparation and it keeps their hands busy. For me of course, truely 'kid made' means that they really can make it themselves with minimal parental help. So depending on the age of your kiddos, I have collected a group of recipes that are 'kid friendly'. 






 Turkey Tracks- Spread cheese spread or cream cheese on crackers, then add chow mein noodles for the tracks. 
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Homemade Butter-- Combine heavy cream, a pinch of salt and shake! I have seen variations where you add marbles to the container to help. Recipe notes that it is best to use 'real' heavy cream-- not low fat. 
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Turkey Toast--The kids will probably be the only ones that eat this, but it's still pretty cute. 
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 Turkey Cookies-- Unlike some other 'turkey' desserts, this one is easy. Cover the cookie in frosting, add some candy for feathers and eyes.
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 Pumpkin Cupcakes--Older kids can get these started. The littles can roll them in sprinkles or be in charge of adding the pretzels. 
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Pilgrim Mix- Combine 'bugles' and runts in a bag. Easy!
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No Bake Acorns- Using frosting, 'glue' a mini-nutter butter cookie, chocolate chip, with a hershey kiss
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And once the baking is done, don't forget to have out some paper, scissors and markers. Thanksgiving just isn't complete without a few homemade 'hand turkeys' and pilgrim hats

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What are your favorite 'kid made' Thanksgiving recipes? Feel free to share a link in the comment section!
   
 
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this compilation. I am going to save that for next year! My girls would love to try some of these out!

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  2. This post is so great, I wish I would have seen it sooner. Life has been crazy this week. I'm including your race pic from your 10k yesterday, hope that's ok. :) Congrats to your husband on his first 10k, that was probably so fun.

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