I absolutely love Thanksgiving! I also love Oreo cookies, and so I was psyched when I found a recipe for Oreo cookie turkeys on the Kraft website. They have a few different versions pictured, but only had one recipe. Unfortunately, it was not the recipe for the one I wanted to make. What is fortunate, however, is that they don’t look hard to make. So, here’s my recipe based on the picture of the Oreo turkey I’d most like to gobble down on Thanksgiving.
What You Need:
- Oreo cookies
- Malted chocolate milk balls
- Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Candy corn
- Orange frosting (or Orange coloring added to color vanilla icing)
Note: I recommend you buy the frosting you can now get in the easy to use squeezable tubes. If, however, you want to use frosting you already have in a tub, then you’ll need to buy a piping kit, or just make your own piping bag. I’ve included a video below showing you how to make your own piping bag out of a sheet of grease proof paper.
What To Do:
- Take 5 candy corns and gently slide them into the middle of your Oreo to create your “feathers” like in the picture above.
- Squeeze some of your frosting onto the back edge of another Oreo cookie, enough to hold the first one upright.
- Place your first cookie, with your candy corn feathers, onto the frosting so it’s standing straight up.
- Squeeze another dollop of frosting onto the middle of your base Oreo.
- Place your peanut butter cup on top of the frosting so that the top faces the upright “feathered” Oreo in back and the peanut butter cup is angled towards you.
- Now using a butter knife, cut the bottom yellow portion off 2 candy corns.
- Using a small amount of frosting, secure one of the cut candy corns to the left side of your peanut butter cup and one to the right side.
- Pipe the orange frosting onto the Oreo cookie in front of the turkey so it looks like two feet.
- Cut the top white part off of one candy corn, leaving just a little of the orange on the bottom of the piece you cut off. This is your beak.
- Cut the very tippy top off of two other candy corns to make two small white dots. These are your eyes.
- Using small dots of frosting, secure the beak and eyes to a malted chocolate ball to make a turkey face.
- Then, pipe a small line of orange frosting from the bottom left edge of the beak to create the turkey’s wattle…you know the weird dangly thing under their beaks.
- Using one more squeeze of frosting, secure the head to the top of your peanut butter cup.
It’s that simple. Depending on the age of your child, they may need some help securing the smaller items to the turkey’s head, but for the most part this is something they can do all by themselves with just a little instruction and supervision. They’ll have fun making them and showing them off to everyone who comes over for Thanksgiving dinner. Best of all they’ll have fun gobbling them up!
To all of the Country Home families, and to everyone else as well, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!