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Puff-Pastry Turkeys

Recipe photo courtesy of Alpha Smoot

Serve these palmier cookies honoring the Thanksgiving turkey, and even vegetarians can have a taste. Sprinkle store-bought puff pastry with cinnamon sugar and shape the five "feathers" by folding the dough, then slice and bake till crisp. Melted chocolate glues on the gobblers' funny features: a white-chocolate-chip eye (with a dot of chocolate for the pupil), a candied-sunflower-seed beak, and a dehydrated-strawberry wattle.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2018
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  • MS10459779
    27 NOV, 2018
    The puff pastry did not look exactly like a Turkey, close but not as perfect as the photo. I used small hard candy for eyes and beaks since it was hard to find candied sunflowers. I also used freeze dried raspberries instead of strawberries. They were great for place settings.
  • jenniliesner1
    19 NOV, 2018
    First, I would suggest following the baking times printed on your puff pastry package rather than the 22-25 minutes in the recipe. Pepperidge Farm, for example, only recommends baking their puff pastry for 15 minutes. Secondly, when slicing the cookies, cut off a tiny slice of the folded end and discard. The cookies need to have 2 cut sides in order to puff into the turkey shape. I also had way more cinnamon sugar than I needed for the recipe, so maybe cut the amounts by half? And finally, I thought it might be cute to use candy corn for the beaks instead of the sunflower seeds, but they ended up being way too big for the turkey's face! I would look for the candied sunflower seeds next time!

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