Edible Thanksgiving Favors

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This colorful edible Thanksgiving mobile can hang over the Thanksgiving dinner table or in a doorway. For a fun party favor, personalize each cookie with piping gel and let the guests snip their cookie off the mobile as they leave.

What you need:


  • Plastic drinking straw
  • Small brush
  • Ribbon or yarn

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness Using diagrams as guides, cut out 1 large pumpkin cookie, 2 leaf cookies and 3 small pumpkin cookies (patterns below).
  3. Place large pumpkin cookie on ungreased cookie sheet. Place remaining cookies on another ungreased cookie sheet. Using plastic straw, make hole in top of each pumpkin cookie, about 1/2 inch from top. Make holes in sides of leaf cookies. Make 3 evenly spaced holes along bottom edge of large cookie, about 1/2 inch from edge.
  4. Place 1 egg yolk in each of 3 separate bowls. Add 1 teaspoon water to each; beat lightly. Color egg wash in 1 bowl orange,* another yellow and the last green. Using a small brush, decorate cookies as shown in photo.
  5. Bake smaller cookies 10 to 12 minutes until lightly brown around edges. Bake large cookie about 14 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  6. Using ribbon, tie cookies together as shown. For ease in balancing mobile, tie large pumpkin cookie to cabinet handle while tying on other cookies.

Makes 1 mobile and 1 dozen cookies.

*Use about 1 drop red food color to every 3 drops yellow to make orange color.

Note: Extra cookie dough may be used to make additional mobiles.

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