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The Best Turkey Cookie Recipe for Thanksgiving

The Best Turkey Cookie Recipe for Thanksgiving

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There are a lot of turkey cookie recipes out there, but the best turkey cookie recipe is here! This recipe is super easy and quick to make. You can whip up these turkeys in no time at all. If you want to impress your guests this Thanksgiving, then be sure to try this turkey cookie recipe for yourself!

The Best Turkey Cookie Recipe for Thanksgiving

This is a “cheat” that you can do to take into that “no homemade food” classroom — fun and festive, sure to get a giggle! I love that these are so simple, gather the ingredients and let the kids have fun!

What kind of cookies do you make for Thanksgiving?


Do you make cookies or are you more of a pie person? I know not all kids are into things like pumpkin pie or even sweet potato pecan pie and that is where cupcakes and cookies come in. They make for a great place setting treat or alternative dessert for non-pie fans.

Turkey Cookie recipe for kids

One nice thing here is the fact that these are no-bake and you could even have the kids help you make and assemble them! It can be a way to help everyone get in the holiday spirit and also have them “take ownership” of part of your holiday meal.

Just imagine their proud little faces as everyone comments on their hard work and how cute their treats are.

What’s the best way to make a turkey cookie?

This is debatable. There is a super cute turkey cookie recipe that uses round sugar cookies to make the basic turkey body. They have to be baked but come out pretty cute too.

We are doing a much simpler version – using a prebaked and storebought cookie/

Oreo turkey cookie recipe

Yup – that is what we are doing today. Using Oreo Cookies to make the basic body of our turkey. Any kind of Oreo will work but I like to use the chocolate-filled ones – but they can be a little harder to find in my area.

I used white “normal” filled Oreos for this recipe.

Let’s talk about Oreos For a minute

Have you ever tried the delicious and unique Oreo cookie? It’s a brand of creme-filled sandwich wafers, consisting of two (usually chocolate) square cookies with sweet crèmes fillings.

The best-selling cookie in America, Oreo has been around since 1912. It became a global phenomenon and topped the charts for 21st-century sales too!

As of 2018, the version sold in the U.S. is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelez International.

The most popular variety of oreo cookies is the original, with over one hundred countries producing them. In recent years there have been limited editions released for celebrations or holidays such as Halloween and easter, which are usually more expensive because they contain extra ingredients not found in regular cookies.

How to make turkey cookies with candy corn

This is really a simple recipe – you only need four ingredients and about 10 minutes of your time.

How to make turkey cookies with candy corn

You will need:

  • One package of Oreo Cookies
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Wilton Candy eyes
  • Candy corn

That is it!

In Process 1

Turkey Cookie recipe Directions

Open your OREO cookie and apply a small amount of frosting in the middle, this is going to be the glue for the candy corn.

In Process 2

Evenly space out your candy corn to make the turkey feathers
Lightly put the cookie back together
Take a small drop of frosting and use this as a glue to apply the eyes

In Process 3
Take another candy corn and break the white and yellow part off leaving just a small orange piece, which is to be used as the gobble.

In Process 4
Now your turkey cookies are ready to enjoy!!

Want more turkey ideas?

If you are looking to have more turkey fun with your kids – you might want to check out my kid’s ETSY store – Miss Sarah has a great Turkey Unit you can instantly download and it is currently on sale!

Turkey unit for kids

How much do you know about turkeys?

Turkeys are such interesting birds. Did you know only male turkeys can gobble? Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour and they can see better than humans.

With this 9 page workbook, you will explore the world of turkeys, learn the parts of a turkey, learn about the life cycle of a turkey, and also a craft project where you can make a turkey. So, if you’re looking for an educational book that’s both fun and informative, then our Turkey Printables Set is perfect for you!

You will get NINE (9) 8.5” by 11” pages of instantly printable worksheets to learn all about turkeys.

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