Oreo turkeys are the perfect Thanksgiving treat! They are fun, festive, and simple. Create your own turkey Oreos in less than 10 minutes!
These easy turkey cookies are the perfect Thanksgiving treat because they only require a few simple ingredients and no cooking. All you need are Oreos, candy corn, candy eyes, and a bit of icing! Serve these cute turkeys for the kids on your Thanksgiving table, at a Friendsgiving, or for a school party treat.
Kids of all ages love this fun Thanksgiving treat because they are cute, but also because the ingredients are familiar. It’s the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie for a picky eater! These easy Oreo turkey cookies are a must for the holidays this year!
What You Need to Make Oreo Turkeys
- Oreos – Use regular Oreos or any flavor Oreo sandwich cookies you prefer for these treats. Regular chocolate cookies or golden Oreos work well.
- Candy Corn – These fun fall candies are perfect for turkey feathers! The orange and yellow colors are similar in color.
- Candy Eyeballs – Little candy eye sprinkles are available at Target and most craft stores all year round.
- Icing – Add a small amount of icing to a piping bag, or use a prepackaged bag of icing from the grocery store. This recipe only requires a tiny amount of icing, so be sure to store the leftovers!
How To Make Oreo Turkeys
These cute Oreo turkey cookies are one of the easiest recipes!! The best part is they are ready in less than 10 minutes. They are the perfect snack for kids or an easy dessert for Thanksgiving.
Step One – Arrange Oreos in rows on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Space them out a bit, allowing a few inches of space around each cookie.
Step Two – Open each Oreo cookie so that one side has more icing. The side with more icing is the bottom of the cookie turkey. Press four candy corn candies along the top of each cookie half, into the icing. The bottom third of the candy corn will be hidden when the top of the cookie is pressed back onto the bottom cookie. These are the candy corn feathers of the cookie.
Step Three – Using a pastry or piping bag, place a small dot of icing on the back of each candy eye. Then stick two eyes on every Oreo. Place the eyes near the top of the cookie so they look like eyes on the turkey’s face.
Step Four – Cut the small bottom third of candy corn off of a dozen candies. Place a small dot of icing on the back of each small triangle. Place the pieces of candy corn in the center of the cookie below the eyes. This triangle is the beak of the turkey.
Step Five – Let the icing set for about 3-5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies from the parchment paper to a plate in a single layer.
Step Six – Serve these cute Oreo turkeys on a cookie platter or serving dish. If you’re serving the cookies at Thanksgiving let the icing set more firm before stacking them.
Substitutions for These Turkey Treats
If you don’t like Oreos *gasp* or want to use something other than icing, consider a few of these substitutions.
- Turkey Beak – Instead of using small triangle pieces of candy corn as the turkey beak, use a butterscotch chip as the beak on the turkey face instead.
- Candy Eyes – If you can find candy eye sprinkles, use mini chocolate chips for the eyes! White chocolate chips work even better. Especially with a little mini chocolate chip stuck to the top. They look a little less fun but still make for a cute turkey.
- Sugar Cookies – Use icing to secure the candy corn feathers along the top edge of a sugar cookie instead of an Oreo. I don’t think this looks as cute, but it’s a great alternative if you don’t like Oreos.
- Nutter Butters – Nutter butter is also a great cookie alternative for these festive treats.
- Pretzel Sticks – Instead of candy corn, use pretzel sticks or mini pretzels for the turkey feathers. This is great for those who hate candy corn!
Absolutely! Make gluten-free Turkey Oreos with gluten-free Oreos and gluten-free icing, like Betty Crocker.
Store these turkey cookies in an air-tight container for up to about a week. They will go stale faster if they sit out for hours at a party.
Absolutely! Make these fun Oreo turkeys a day or two in advance. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container so they don’t go stale before your Thanksgiving dinner.
These Oreo Thanksgiving turkeys are so much fun! It’s the perfect treat for the holiday season! It’s an adorable cookie for your Thanksgiving dessert table and is sure to be a fun treat for your kid guests!
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- piping or pastry bag
- 1 package Oreo cookies
- 7 oz white icing
- 72 candy eye sprinkles
- Arrange Oreos in rows on a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Space them out a bit, allowing a few inches of space around each cookie.
- Open each Oreo cookie so that one side has more icing. The side with more icing is the bottom of the cookie turkey.
- Press four candy corn candies along the top of each cookie half, into the icing.
- Place a small dot of icing on the back of each candy eye with a piping bag. Place two eyes near the top of the cookie so they look like eyes on the turkey's face.
- Cut the small bottom third of candy corn off of a dozen candies.
- Place a small dot of icing on the back of each small triangle. Place the pieces of candy corn in the center of the cookie below the eyes.
- Let the icing set for about 3-5 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies from the parchment paper to a plate in a single layer.