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

48 Responses

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  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!


  5. Memória

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

  6. 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…:)

  7. Sue

    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!

  8. Halo Hill

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


  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. Thank you for this post! I needed a last-minute dessert for the kids at our Thanksgiving table, and this was cute & easy to do! I used smores candy corn because the tips are already orange 🙂

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