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.
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.
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!!
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