Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

These simple Oreo Turkeys are such an easy treat for Thanksgiving!

Here’s a fun one for you and the kids to do together.
Oreo Turkeys. I have been procrastinating on laundry BIG TIME, so what to do when you have a pile the size of Vesuvius downstairs? Well, in my house the answer is make cookies.
Wait, that’s NOT what you do?
Oh, yeah, uh…me neither…I was just kidding about the laundry thing, I’m, uhhh, totally on top of housework.

Anyway, since I am “all caught up on laundry” I decided to mess around and make some cute turkeys.
I thought these would be super cute for kids to take to school to share with their friends the day before Thanksgiving, or as a cute addition to your cookie tray on the big day. Either way, they are fun to make and even more fun to eat.
You’ll need:
(this list is just a starting point, feel free to sub-out any of this with whatever you have in your pantry)

  • Oreos – preferably Double Stuff, but since I didn’t have those in my pantry I got creative ~ I twisted a top off of 2 Oreos and then mashed them together, I call it the redneck Double Stuff. Yee Haw!
  • Pretzel sticks
  • These cool new things I found – chocolate covered marshmallows by Jet Puffed, have you seen them?

OR Whoppers (for the head of your turkey)

  • White decorating icing
  • Black and red decorating icing, or decorating gel. (I actually used some left over black nonpareils for the eyes, but the decorating icing or gel would be fine)
  • Candy corn
  • An orange food coloring marker, if you have…if not, no biggie.

Here’s the process… Take your Double Stuff..or mock-double stuff and break your pretzel sticks into small pieces, about an inch, and push them gently into the bottom of the Oreo, like legs. and press 5 candy corn in the top, like feathers Do these steps carefully, so you don’t break your Oreo cookie…if you do, no worries, just reattach it. Next take some white decorating icing (or royal icing) and put a squirt in the middle to work as glue to hold your turkey’s head on… Press your chocolate marshmallow, or Whopper on to this. Now you have a head! Then dot on some white icing for eyes and then use your gel or sprinkle to give your eye a black center. Then squeeze a little icing on to attach the beak. For the beak, I cut off the top (white) part of a candy corn and colored it orange with the food marker. If you don’t have a food marker, either use another type of orange candy or leave his beak white, I think that would be cute too. Then squeeze on some red for his gobble…or whatever it’s called 😉 Let it dry, so the head doesn’t fall off and you’re done.

Super cute!
But what could make it cuter?
Put it on a stick! Cause everything is cuter on a stick, right?!

Uh-oh, I think I hear Vesuvius erupting…back to reality

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53 Comments on "Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys"

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November 18, 2009 8:48 pm

You're insane! Those are super cute and wow, the detail. I could do one but that's it. No patience!

Btw, you're right, they're even cuter on sticks!

Marina Mott
November 18, 2009 9:11 pm

So cute!! So creative! Loved it!!

Pink Little Cake
November 18, 2009 10:25 pm

I am dying here, this is AWESOME! you are headed to martha Stewart any time. I love your idea. Can I borrow it? I want to make this for Cami's friends are her day care.

Alicia (The Red Deer)
November 18, 2009 10:49 pm

Oh these are so darn cute! Watch out Bakerella 😛

Monica H
November 19, 2009 1:32 am

So darn cute, and yes! they're even cuter on a stick. Why is that?

These would be cute little favors. great idea.

bridget {bake at 350}
November 19, 2009 3:49 am

Oh, I think I'm going to HAVE to make these next week. :) Thanks for the darling idea!!!

Tracy @ Sugarcrafter
November 19, 2009 2:41 pm

Oh, the cuteness!! Love these, especially the little beak, hehe!

November 20, 2009 1:28 am

You are brilliant!

High Heels and Aprons
November 20, 2009 7:12 am

What a GREAT idea! My 5 yr old daughter always always wants to help with whatever I am doing, these will be perfect to keep her busy! What a great blog!

November 20, 2009 11:39 am

Reaaaally funny (:

November 21, 2009 4:50 am

These are so awesome! I LOOOOVE how his eyes look 'googly'!!!

November 21, 2009 5:42 am

I think I'll make these for favors on my Thanksgiving guests' plates! Thanks!

Robin Sue
November 21, 2009 11:49 am

So very cute, great idea and you made it so simple for us, thanks!!
Now I need to find those mallow bites!

November 21, 2009 6:34 pm

These are beyond adorable!!! SO cute!

November 21, 2009 7:06 pm

Those are the cutest little Oreos EVER! I love it!

November 22, 2009 1:53 am

these are pretty fabulous. I love how few ingredients you use.

November 22, 2009 6:09 pm

You are crazy talented girl. When i read your post way back out the 5,000,000 cookies you made in the kitchen with ONE oven and decorated them all and didnt sleep for one week (I think I am accurate in my details right?) I was BLOWN away. WOW! As someone who has made 200 cookies once (and decorated them all) I am just in AWE of your skillz!! You are my cookie hero!


November 22, 2009 9:07 pm

haha! This is so cute!!

BTW, the red, dangly thing is called a snood. Check out this site for more info, if you want: http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=2320

November 22, 2009 9:34 pm

Thanks for the nice comment! I actually first heard of the word on a cartoon ("Chowder") of all places haha. Have a great Sunday!

November 23, 2009 6:48 am

Those are adorable! I can't wait to try them out.

Sue Sparks
November 23, 2009 5:32 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog and posting, otherwise I may not have found your blog…I LOVE it!!! This little cookie is so cute and simple too…great combo! Can't wait to look around…:)

November 23, 2009 9:56 pm

These are so cute, and very creative!

November 24, 2009 12:01 am

Awww those are so cute!! Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2009 3:19 am

oh my gosh these are so freaking cute

White House, Black Shutters
November 25, 2009 5:35 pm

New follower here, saw your picture on Be Different, Act Normal! Sooo cute! I'll be making them for a Thanksgiving treat for my nieces and nephews. Thanks for the great idea!

-Ann Heasley

November 25, 2009 8:26 pm

Aaaaaah! So cute, and very creative too :) I'll need to bookmark this for next year.

Jimmy Simpson
February 3, 2010 6:40 am

Ohh..its good.Nice photos
Jimmy Simpson
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Wedding Plannings
August 9, 2010 9:03 am

Very very cute!! So creative! Loved it!!

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September 12, 2010 3:48 pm

hihihi, this gobble gobble made me giggle giggle 😉 you have the cutest ideas!!

October 22, 2010 12:16 am

omgoodness! super cute oreos!!! my kids "need" these for thanksgiving treats:-)

November 5, 2010 6:58 pm

We featured this post on our edible turkey treat roundup!


November 13, 2010 11:56 pm

Shelly,Just to let you know that I mentioned you on my blog today and linked to your oreo turkey:) Thanks for the fun idea! You're the best!

Halo Hill
November 22, 2010 2:09 am

Soooooooooo darling, thank you! I mentioned and used yours on my blog. So creative with the marshmallows!


November 23, 2010 3:24 am

These are sooo flipping cute!

I need a quick sweet treat for work on Wednesday (less than 2 days notice!!) I hope you don't mind. I will give credit where credit is due!!

November 26, 2010 6:03 pm

I shared these on my blog — super cute :)

November 26, 2010 6:05 pm

I shared these on my blog and made them with my kiddos. So cute! I am trying to grow my lil' blog — would love if you could check me out and spread the word. Happy Holidays!

July 5, 2011 8:46 am

sooo cute and very creative.it shows that you are talented..

October 18, 2011 12:43 am

This is one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a long time! I am SO going to make these – and soon!

November 21, 2011 5:52 pm

I am going to try my hardest to make time to make these cookies and if I do, I will definitely blog about it and have a link to your site. Thank you for sharing.

November 23, 2011 1:14 pm

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Jordan W.
November 30, 2011 3:26 am

I made these for my son’s kindergarten class Thanksgiving party. They were a HUGE hit!! Thanks so much!!

December 17, 2011 10:03 pm

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November 11, 2012 8:08 am

What a fun and creative idea!
You have a great website.

November 21, 2012 8:10 am

Thank you for this fun idea for my kids to make for Thanksgiving. Since my daughter is home from school today we will be making these fun turkeys to take with us tomorrow, that is if we can stay out of the oreos! :-) Happy Thanksgiving!


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November 11, 2013 11:03 am

I will be using this cookie as a “star” in my son’s Thanksgiving lunch for school! Thanks so much!


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