As I have said before Pinterest is one of my biggest time wasters and I found these fun turkey shaped cookies made with oreos the other day I thought the girls would love to help make. I pinned them and bought the supplies.
The first one we tried were from Our Best Bites (click on the link to see the steps we followed)
I cruised the baking and cookie/candy aisles and found -
- Chocolate and vanilla (the girls decided not to use these) sandwich cookies -for back and base
- Cookie icing (white and red was what I found) - for holding things together
- Cake icing (in a squirt can) - for holding things together
- Candy corn - for the feathers and beak
- Chocolate assortment (Rolos, Peanut Butter Cups, and Kisses) - for the body
- Malted milk balls - for the head
- Confetti sprinkles - for the eyes
If you can tell from the pictures it took like three change of clothes to get them done as we waited for the icing to hold. Gretchyn prefered to take the sandwich cookie apart and out the frosting on the cookie - then the candy corn on the frosting - then frosting on the candy corn -then top of cookie back on, but you can also just put frosting in and stick the candy corn between the two sides. The tutorial said to put the cookies against a wall after you frost the back to the base and that advice was very helpful to getting them made. I also found it helpful to wait inbetween steps to give the back, body, and head a chance to set a little. The tutorial called for peanut butter cups for the body, but we used Rolos and Kisses and they worked fine too. The tutorial also said they used the cookie icing for decorating purposes. We found this icing wasn't quite thick enough for holding things together so we used the cake icing for holding the cookies, chocolates, and candies together and the cookie icing for keeping the feathers in the cookie. The tutorial also said to use chocolate frosting, but I guess I missed that when shopping so I bought white. It worked just fine, but ours don't look as clean as the ones in their pictures, but we had fun and that is all that counts. I also did not pick up the yellow icing or chocolate sprinkles for eyes so we used the white confetti sprinkles instead. We also did not add the feet or gobbler, because it was enough to do the other parts.
The other turkey shaped cookie we tried were from The Krazy Coupon Lady (click on the link to see the steps we followed)
The ingredients we used were -
Chocolate covered pretzels - for the feathers
Sandwich cookies (they used fudge dipped ones, but we did not) - for the head/body
Candy eyes - for the eyes
Candy corn - for the beak
Chocolate chips (melted with 1/2 TBSP oil) - for holding everything together
These were super simple to make and put together. I would suggest it for any quick cookie get together, to make with kiddos at daycare or school, or to send to a party when you need a quick treat.
Now we are all ready to take to grandma's house and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
The 'tail' end - share any fun recipes or traditions you have for Thanksgiving in the comments.