These Oreo Turkey Cookies couldn’t be cuter! These cookie turkeys are quick, easy, and perfect for a kid friendly Thanksgiving activity.
Another easy crafty recipe for a non-crafty mom like me! These Oreo Turkey Cookies couldn’t be cuter! Bonus: they’re easy enough to let the kiddos help and they make a great last minute Thanksgiving dessert.
There are so many different ways to make cookie turkeys with just 5-10 ingredients!
- Oreos – the base of our turkeys! For some of the turkey’s I used “regular” oreos and for the others I used golden oreos. Feel free to use one, both, or try another flavor like pumpkin spice for even more festive flair! If you’re looking for a different cookie entirely, try nutter butters or even homemade cookies!
- Candy Corn – our “feathers”. If you’re really not a fan of candy corn, you could try using thin pretzel sticks that have been dunked in different colored candy melts (try red, yellow, and orange), pecans, or thinly sliced almonds.
- Mini Reese’s or Mini Oreos – the base of our turkey face! This step isn’t necessary, you could stick the eyes and nose directly on the larger oreo, but I find that using a mini reese’s or mini oreo adds dimension. I used a variety: mini reese’s, mini “regular” oreos, and mini golden oreos.
- Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms, or Butterscotch/Peanut Butter Chips – the nose. I think reese’s pieces are the cutest and easiest to use, because the colors are already thanksgiving colors (brown, orange, and yellow), but regular M&Ms, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter chips will all work as well.
- Candy Eyes – the eyes! You can find them on Amazon, Target, or pretty much any craft store. You can use frosting in a pinch if you can’t find the candy eyes.
- Frosting – our “glue”. This helps everything stick together. I used a tube variety, so I could easily squirt it on, but any frosting that will harden slightly will do.
How to make
These are the easiest Thanksgiving dessert, but be sure to use the photos as reference.
- Untwist an Oreo, then spread each side with frosting.
- Place on 5 candy corn pieces to create the feathers, then sandwich the cookies back together.
- Place a dollop of frosting on the back of a mini Reese’s (or mini Oreo), then press that onto the larger Oreo.
- Use the icing to glue the candy eyes and 1 Reese’s pieces (or M&Ms/butterscotch chip) on the center of the mini Reese’s (or mini Oreo) to create the face of the turkey.
How to store
Leftovers will last in a sealed airtight container at room temperature for 2 days, in the fridge for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Oreo Turkey Cookies
Equipment for this recipe
- Oreos regular and/or golden
- White frosting I used a Wilton White Icing Tube
- Candy corn
- Mini Reese’s and/or Mini Oreos regular and/or golden
- Reese’s Pieces, M&Ms, and/or Butterscotch/Peanut butter chips
- Candy eyes
- Using the photos above as reference, begin by untwisting an Oreo and placing both halves down frosting side up.
- Spread the inside of each with a thin layer of frosting (this is our “glue” for the candy corn).
- Place 5 candy corn pieces on one Oreo half fanning out so they look like the feathers of our turkey (the white tip of the candy corn will be toward the center of our Oreo half pressed into the frosting).
- Sandwich the two Oreo halves back together.
- Place a dollop of frosting on the back of a mini Reese’s (or mini Oreo), then press that onto the larger Oreo opposite of the feathers.
- Now use the icing to glue the candy eyes and 1 Reese’s pieces (or M&Ms/butterscotch chip) on the center of the mini Reese’s (or mini Oreo) to create the face of the turkey.
- Place in the fridge to allow the frosting to set, then enjoy!
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*Note: Nutrition information is estimated and varies based on products used.