Sunday, October 31, 2010

Turkey Cookies

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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!)

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.
For each turkey you’ll need:
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.
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 …
… add the candy corn …
… and set aside to dry for a few minutes.
Dip the Kiss (wrapped or unwrapped) in chocolate  …
… and place on the edge of the whole cookie.  Let both pieces set for a minute or two before assembling.
To attach the turkey feathers, coat the cut edge of the cookie with chocolate …
… and place it directly behind the kiss.  “Glue”on mini M&M’s for the head and waddle using more of the melted chocolate.
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:
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!
Thank You to the awesome blogs that featured this project: 
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  1. What an adorable tutorial!! LOVED it!!


  2. 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!

  3. So cute....and now I know what to do with all my leftover candy corn!

  4. These are so darling. I am always looking for something chocolate for Thanksgiving because it is the least chocolate holiday. Saw this at the CSI Project.

  5. So cute! The kids would love these!

  6. 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!

  7. These are super cute! So clever! I love all the detail. Visiting from CSI.

  8. Love this! I am sooo makig these this year. Thank you so much for the how to!

  9. Super cute! They are adorable! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! I'll be featuring this today - stop by and grab a feature button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  10. So cute!! My kids will love these!! Found you through Be Different, Act Normal! Now I'm your newest follower.....yay me!

  11. love it. i made some similiar to these last thanksgiving and for some reason i cant remember what i used. your tutorial was great!

  12. These are so cute! I am going to try to make these with my kids over the upcoming long weekend.

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  14. What a clever way to use leftover Halloween treats! Love it!

  15. These are adorable! I can't wait to make them!

  16. These turkeys are SO CUTE!!!

    I featured your post on my blog today. Check it out here if you are interested :)

    Thanks for the great idea!


  17. Ohh so tasty. I'm really hungry now.

  18. Hello! I found you through LambAround. I LOVE these Turkey Cookies. They are beyond adorable. I think I will make them for our Thanksgiving dinner this year.


  19. These are great, please consider stopping by NorthDakotaKitchen and linking them on the holiday treats page!

  20. What brand of cookies are the chocolate covered cookies? I don't recognize them.

  21. Love it! I featured this of my facebook page today and I will also be featuring this on Topsy Turvy Tuesday's this week. Thanks for linking up!

  22. Tara, I used EL Fudge "Grasshopper" cookies. Hope that helps!

  23. These are ADORABLE!!! Great tutorial : )

  24. These are sooo fun, LOVE 'em!

  25. Love these guys!!! (and your awesome blue fingernails!! Thanks for sharing! I shared this on my blog:

  26. 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 feel free to grab our "i was featured" button!

  27. What a wonderful way to use leftover Halloween candy. I've featured it on

  28. ADORABLE!!! makes me wish i had picked up some candy corn!!

  29. Adorable!!! So glad you shared at One Artsy Mama! Pinning this...


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