Friday, November 20, 2009

Oreo Turkey Cookies

The holiday season is finally here and Thanksgiving is just a week away! Recently I was aimlessly searching the web when I came across this recipe on Flickr of all places. Kimi Coopet, a photographer and mother of two has posted this recipe for the last two years and I thought I would share them with all of you. Her Oreo Turkey cookies are so adorable and easy. Don't you think they would be a fun project for your kids or grandkids to make for the rest of the relatives? I think these would make a delightful addition to the dessert table and they'll be so proud of their contribution.

Oreo Turkey Cookies

What you will need for each turkey:

• 7 pieces of Candy Corn (9 if you add wings)
• 2 Double Stuffed Oreo Cookies
• 1 Whopper
• 1 Reese's Peanut Butter Cup (miniature)
• 1 Tube of black piping gel
• 1 tube of white icing
• 1 Yellow and red food coloring (to make orange for the feet)
• 1 plastic Ziplock bag
• 1 sharp knife
• 1 pair of scissors
• 1 bowl

Put your Peanut Butter Cups in the fridge to cool. If you have cold hard chocolate to work with it makes it a lot easier.

Squeeze some of the white icing into a bowl. This will be your orange. Mix red and yellow food coloring with the icing to create your desired orange. Then put that into a plastic bag and set it aside for later.

First you will be creating the tail using 1 Oreo cookie and 6 Candy Corns. Gently, with one candy corn pull apart just one side of the Oreo. Don't don't break about the entire thing. Put a good amount of icing in between the two sides. This will help the Candy Corn stay. Place 6 Candy Corn (white side down) in between the cookie. See picture.

Take your white icing and squeeze a generous amount onto the top back of an Oreo cookie. Take the other Oreo and put the bottom into the icing to have it stand up. If it doesn't stand, add more icing! Once you have it stand put it up against something so it doesn't fall until the icing is dry. I use a thick book.

Remove your Peanut Butter Cup from the fridge. Take your knife and cut off the very bottem so you have a flat surface. Put icing on the bottom of it the bigger flat. Bump it up against the bottom and back of your Oreo cookies. See picture.

Next take your Whopper and squeeze more icing on it on one side. Place the whopper on top of the Peanut Butter Cup to make your head.

Find a piece of Candy Corn that has a nice big white end. Using your sharp knife cut the color off leaving you with the white end. Place some icing on it and stick it on your whopper as the beak to your Oreo Turkey. Hold for a moment.

For wings:
Put some frosting on the back of a Candy Corn and place it on the side of the Peanut Butter Cup with the small end pointing up. Do this on each side for the wings. Make sure to hold for a moment to get them to stick!

Take your icing and place two white dots as eyes. Get your tube of black piping gel and place a black dot on each eye to make them come alive.

Grab your bag of already created orange. Cut a very small hold in the corner of the bag. Now, pipe feet.

Now you are done! It is that simple!!

Turkey with wings

I had to laugh when I went to get today's link for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum. Seems Michael is living on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups these days, so I'm thinking I should send my leftovers to her after I make these cookies! Be sure to stop by her blog for links to all other Foodie Friday Participants.

Have fun in the kitchen this week and have a

Happy Thanksgiving!

13 Thoughtful Comments:

bunny, The Paris House said...

Shellbelle You are BACK!! I missed you and your lovely posts. This one today is great. I am definitely making this one with my boys. It looks like a lot of fun.
I hope you are well, rested and have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Drawn to The Sea said...

I always thought peanut butter cups were kind of sacred ;-) But this is really cute.

Maya said...

As someone who does not eat meat, this is my kind of Turkey!

Sue said...

I would love to have had this recipe when I was still sending treats to school with my kids. So cute!!


Mary Bergfeld said...

These are just to cute for words. I've sent this on to my daughters for the holiday. Thanks.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is the cutest thing ever! Oh, they are CUTE!


Sheila :-)

Kat said...

These are adorable! What a fun thing to do with kiddos. Heck, who am I kidding, I'm going to make them just for me! I'm so glad you're back! Have a wonderful weekend. Kathy

Unknown said...

What a CUTE!!! idea. My grand-daughters will enjoy make these GREAT!!! treats.

Kristen said...

I'm a new follower to your blog... and I just love it!! I am (sadly) allergic to chocolate but still... these Turkeys look like so much fun. I think I might make them and give them to friends, for fun!!

Anonymous said...

Those little guys are so cute! They would look great beside the Thanksgiving plates. Leave it to you to come up with something great to share. I am clipping this one for sure.

The Fajdich Times said...

These are so cute:) Happy Thanksgiving.

honeysuckle said...

These are adorable. I will have to bookmark this post so that these turkeys can come alive at my house! Thanks for the great idea.

Peg said...

The turkey cookies are SO CUTE! My granddaughter is not quite old enough to make them, but I will remember them for next year!

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