Turkey Cookies

Just in time for Thanksgiving, these quick, easy and very kid-friendly treats are almost as fun to make as they are to eat.  And the best part is that most of us have this stuff lying around from Halloween so maybe even free (or at least cheap!)

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Great pared with place cards or as a dessert on your holiday table, try whipping up a batch of these gobblers as part of your Thanksgiving menu.

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For each turkey you’ll need:

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Cut the bottom off one of your cookies as straight and level as possible.  Then pop the small left-over piece in your mouth quickly before anyone notices that it’s gone.

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Melt chocolate chips for 30-60 seconds, just until they’re smooth and easy to spread.

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Coat the trimmed cookie with chocolate using the back of a spoon …

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… add the candy corn …

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… and set aside to dry for a few minutes.

Dip the Kiss (wrapped or unwrapped) in chocolate  …

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… and place on the edge of the whole cookie.  Let both pieces set for a minute or two before assembling.

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To attach the turkey feathers, coat the cut edge of the cookie with chocolate …

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… and place it directly behind the kiss.  “Glue”on mini M&M’s for the head and waddle using more of the melted chocolate.

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Voila!

Ridiculously cute turkeys just begging to get bit.

And the best part is that you can make these little guys as simple or fancy as you’d like:

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These turkeys have been a Thanksgiving staple in my family courtesy of my awesome Aunt Claudia.  And this is a great project for little fingers while the grown-ups are getting last-minute dinner stuff ready.  Just be prepared—there’ll probably be a lot of licked fingers so you may want each kid to make their own. 😉

Hope you enjoy making—and eating—these fun Turkey Treats …

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Every  … last … bite!

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39 thoughts on “Turkey Cookies”

  1. These are so cute! I love your little captions/labels for the different turkeys 🙂

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to stop by and post this on my Not "Baaad" Sundays linky. There is a weekly contest for Best in Show!

  2. Adorable. My 9yo son walked by while I was looking at these and commented he wanted to make some. And I just happen to have some leftover candy corn. Was there a version including the marshmallow pumpkin in your pieces shot? Or is that just there for atmosphere? 🙂

    Also, love the nail color!

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  4. I've seen a few different variations of these, but yours are definitely the cutest!!! I'm featuring these in a post tomorrow about thanksgiving on crazydomestic.com. feel free to grab our "i was featured" button!

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