Oreo Turkeys

Oreo Turkeys

The Spruce / Leah Maroney

  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 cookies (serves 12)

Oreo turkeys are an edible, no-bake craft for you and the kids to make for Thanksgiving. Five ingredients are all you need to make these adorable turkeys and there’s very little skill involved. You will need to head to the craft store to find the candy eyes, but everything else can be bought right in your grocery store.

They’re best eaten right away, but you can also make them ahead of time and store them in an airtight container for a few days. 

Ingredients

  • 12 Oreo cookies (Double Stuf or Mega Stuf)
  • 60 candy corn candies
  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting (store-bought or homemade)
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 12 butterscotch chips
  • Red food coloring

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Oreo Turkey ingredients
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  2. Insert the white end of the candy corn into the top of the Oreo cookie. Don’t push it in too hard or it will split the cookie. 

    Use candy corn to make Oreo Turkeys
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  3. Repeat with four more candy corn candies until they look like a fan of feathers.

    Decorate Oreo Turkeys
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  4. Place half of the frosting into a plastic bag or pastry bag. Cut a tiny hole into the tip of the bag. Pipe a tiny bit of the frosting onto the flat side of the candy eyes. Press it onto the Oreo cookie, slightly above the center of the cookie. Repeat with the second eye. 

    Add candy eyes to Oreo Turkeys
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  5. Place a small amount of the frosting onto the flat side of the butterscotch chip. Press it onto the cookie under the eyes so it looks like the turkey’s beak. 

    Decorate Oreo Turkeys
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  6. Color the other half of the frosting with the red food dye. Use as many drops as you need to get it to the desired color. 

    Color frosting for Oreo Turkeys
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  7. Place the red frosting in another pastry or plastic bag. Cut another small hole in the bottom of the bag. Pipe out a small amount of the frosting along the edge of the nose and slightly down past the bottom of the chip so that it looks like the waddle. 

    Decorate Oreo Turkeys
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  8. Dig in and enjoy your adorable cookies!

Tips

  • It’s easiest and most efficient to do all of the eyes, followed by the noses, then all of the waddles rather than doing all the steps for a single cookie and repeating.
  • Mega Stuf Oreos work the best for this recipe. The large amount of stuff makes it easier to hold in the candy corn. You can also get away with using Double Stuf Oreos. Regular Oreos will be the most difficult to work with. 

Recipe Variations

  • You can make your own frosting if you wish. A buttercream will work the best.
  • You can dye the first half of the frosting black for an extra polished look. This helps it blend into the Oreo cookie color for the most seamless presentation.
  • Instead of a zip-top bag, you can use a little knife or other small tool to apply the frosting to the candy eyes and butterscotch chips. You can also dip the chips or eyes into the frosting.