Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

These simple Oreo Turkeys are such an easy treat for Thanksgiving! No baking required – just Oreo cookies, candies, pretzels and marshmallows. Set these up on a Thanksgiving craft table and let the kids have fun with it!

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys
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.

What You’ll Need to Make These Thanksgiving Cookies

(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?

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

OR Whoppers (for the head of your turkey)

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

  • 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)Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys
  • Candy corn
  • An orange food coloring marker, if you have…if not, no biggie.

How to Make These Oreo Turkey Cookies

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.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

and press 5 candy corn in the top, like feathers

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Do these steps carefully, so you don’t break your Oreo cookie…if you do, no worries, just reattach it.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

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…

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys
Press your chocolate marshmallow, or Whopper on to this.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys
Now you have a head!
Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys
Then dot on some white icing for eyes and then use your gel or sprinkle to give your eye a black center.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys
Then squeeze a little icing on to attach the beak.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

For the beak, I cut off the top (white) part of a candy corn and colored it orange with the food marker.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

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.

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

Then squeeze on some red for his gobble…or whatever it’s called 😉

Gobble Gobble Oreo Turkeys

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?!

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

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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48 Responses
  1. Deebi27

    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!!

  2. Halo Hill

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

    Sheila
    halohill.blogspot.com

  3. Sue Sparks

    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…:)

  4. Amanda

    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!

    Blessings-
    Amanda
    http://iammommy.typepad.com/i_am_baker/

  5. High Heels and Aprons

    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!

  6. Pink Little Cake

    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.

  7. Ingrid

    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!
    ~ingrid

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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