Crafty Kitchen: Turkey Cookies

There are lots of turkey cookie recipes out there, but I wanted to come up with one that was easy and didn’t involve and baking so kids could easily be involved. To make these cute little guys, you’ll just need the following ingredients: Double Stuf Oreos, Nutter Butter cookies, candy corn, M&Ms, red jelly beans, white frosting, and a handful of chocolate chips (optional)

To get started, press 7 candy corns into the white filling around one side of an Oreo. Then pipe on white frosting on the Nutter Butter for the turkey face and a glob on the Oreo to attach the turkey body.

For the face, press 2 M&Ms in for the eyes, break a candy corn in half and press in with the pointy side up, then press in the red jelly belly below. Then place the Nutter Butter on top of the Oreo.

The turkeys have kind of a blank stare, so if you’d like you can melt a tablespoon of chocolate chips and use a toothpick to draw on the pupils of the eyes.

To finish them off, I piped on a tiny dot of white in each pupil (also optional). Now you have  more Thanksgiving turkeys to eat!

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Additional notes: I used homemade buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a round tip, but you could use some of the ready to use frosting in a can or tube from the grocery store (the kind that comes with different tips like Betty Crocker decorating icing). Also, buttercream frosting can be frozen when wrapped tightly in plastic wrap so when you have some leftover, save it for projects like this!


Linked up to the Ladybird Ln Turkey Daze Showoff Party with lots of turkey inspired links!

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  23 comments for “Crafty Kitchen: Turkey Cookies

  1. ColleenB.
    November 9, 2011 at 6:51 am

    What cute cookies these R.
    These will be fun making along side my grandchildren.
    Thank U

  2. November 9, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    So stinkin cute!! Coming from My Girlish Whims!!
    I’m pinning away!!

  3. November 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I love this! I hope you will link it up to the CSI project Thursday for the Thanksgiving/Fall challenge.
    You will have a chance to win the top prize or the great giveaway!
    Come on by!!! And every week for a new challenge.

    • November 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

      Just linked up–thanks for the invite, Dee!

  4. November 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    So cute! I pinned these =o)

  5. November 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Too cute! And I happen to be a huge Nutter Butter fan! I will be making these for sure. I pinned them so I won’t forget :) I’d love for you to share these at my party if you have a moment – thanks!

  6. November 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Awesome turkeys! I’m making these for my kids :)

  7. November 12, 2011 at 11:22 am

    cute and yummy

  8. November 12, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    so fun! I am pinning this for a Thanksgiving roundup I will be doing this week:>

  9. November 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    What a cute idea! I love the eyes!

    I would love for you to link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up on Thursday!

  10. GretchenP
    November 14, 2011 at 2:17 am

    squeeee!!! these are my favorite turkey treats so far!! thanks for sharing! :)

  11. November 14, 2011 at 9:48 am

    These are AWESOME!! LOVE this!!! I also wanted to invite you to link up at my TGIF LInky Party – I am also your newest follower. I’d love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)

  12. November 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I love these! Thanks for linking up!

  13. November 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    I could eat these right up!

    Stop over and link up any Thanksgiving Crafts and Recipes at my new link up. I”d love to have you!

    Thanks, Kelli

  14. November 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Almost too cute to eat! We’ll have to try these thanks for all the tips. I hope I can get mine to turn out that cute.

  15. November 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    These are the cutest things ever! I will be sure to make some for Thanksgiving. I am new GFC, Twitter and FB follower. What can I say, I love your blog! I have also stumbled this post. Visiting from Made By Little Hands Mondays. Vicky from Mess For Less

  16. November 15, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Oh they are so cute! What a great idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. November 15, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I need something to keep the kids occupied at our Thanksgiving dinner until we are ready to go. Fun and inexpesive! This is perfect!

  18. November 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Those are so cute! I wish my daughter’s school would let us bring in things like this! Great idea!
    Thanks for linking @ This Week!

  19. November 16, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Wow, these turkey cookies make my HAPPY, they are so fun! I am having a Turkey SHow Off party on my blog Friday, complete with prizes, and I would love for you to share these!


  20. November 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    What a cute edible craft….looks yummy!

    I would love to invite you to share this on my link party…Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land (

  21. November 16, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Hi there, thanks so much for sharing the “recipe” for making the turkey cookies. They are so adorable. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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