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Give Thanks Cookies for Thanksgiving


is around the corner and I wanted to make some simple yet pretty cookies for
the holiday. I made Sugar Cookies and using a simple alphabet impression tool I
stamped “GIVE THANKS” on each cookie. To make them little more
special and even more delicious I coated back of the cookies with chocolate. I
hope you’ll give these a try.



Thanks Sugar Cookies for Thanksgiving,  using
Alphabet Impression Set


To  make these cookies you need:


Cookie Cutter

Cookie Dough
((don’t use baking powder in the recipe if using for this
or you can also use delicious Linzer Cookie Dough
Alphabet Cookie/Fondant Impression Set

Merkens  Dark
Chocolate Candy Melts

knife to spread the chocolate


GIVE THANKS  SUGAR COOKIES (you should get about
30+cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutter you use,  to get the full “give thanks” on the
cookies. Use 3 inch cutter)


3 cups (450grams) all-purpose flour


1 tsp baking powder ( in this project, omit the baking powder)


1/4 tsp kosher salt


2 sticks (1cup, 226grams)butter, unsalted, softened to room


1 cup (200grams)granulated sugar


1 large egg, room temperature


1tbl vanilla extract, vanilla bean past or almond extract


Flavor options: I also like to use lemon zest with combination
of vanilla extract or lemon extract, or orange zest.


  • Sift
    together flour,  add salt, set
  • In
    a small dish whisk together egg and vanilla extract, set aside.
  • In
    a mixing bowl cream together room temperature butter and sugar, about 5
    minutes, scrape the bowl twice. Butter creamed with sugar
    should be light and fluffy.
  • Gradually
    add vanilla egg mixture, beating anywhere from 30 seconds to minute until
    well mixed in.
  • Now
    gradually in 3 additions add flour. Lower the speed of your mixer to low.
    Scrape the bowl well after the last addition and beat just until flour is
  • Scrape
    the cookie dough into a large bowl, and using your hands knead
    the cookie dough  for about 30 to 60 seconds, until dough comes
  • Wrap
    the dough in a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight(8hours) or minimum
  • Preheat
    oven to 375F(190C)
  • Divide
    cookie dough in half. Roll one half of the cookie dough into
    about 1/4 inch thick, between 2 pieces of parchment paper using rolling
    guides on each side of the dough.(1 painter’s stick on each side)
  • Cut
    out as many cookies as you can. Place the cookies on a light colored
    baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Using
    the Alphabet Impression Set, thread “GIVE THANKS” into the track
    and press it into each cookie.
  • Chill
    the cut outs in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  • Bake
    for 9minutes, depending on the oven, you want the cookie to be crispy. If
    they get little golden on the bottom it is fine.
  • Let
    the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, transfer to cooling
    rack and let cool completely.
  • Line
    a tray with wax paper.
  • Melt
    the Chocolate Candy Melts according to the directions on the packaging
  • Spread
    some melted chocolate  on the back
    of the cookies, then place the cookie chocolate side down onto the wax
    paper and gently press down. Repeat.
  • Let
    chocolate harden for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then
    peel off the cookies from the wax paper. You should have a very thin layer
    of chocolate covering the bottom of the cookies.
  • Store
    in the airtight container for up to 2 weeks, between pieces of wax paper
    in a large airtight container, until ready to use.
  • You
    can simple wrap couple of these in a clear bag and give one to each of
    your guests   at Thanksgiving Table


Watch me how I made these pretty cookies

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