I can admit it. I love Oreos! If I could only eat one cookie for the rest of my life, the Oreo would most definitely be my cookie of choice, and the only thing better than an Oreo is a super cute Oreo all dressed up for a special occasion like these Oreo Turkey Cookies! (Seriously, how many times can I use the word “Oreo” in one sentence?!) 😉
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Combine all ingredients (except your food coloring) in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If the icing is not stiff enough add powdered sugar until you achieve the desired consistency.
Divide the icing into 5 small bowls, and add one color (red, tan, orange, or yellow) to each and mix to combine. Keep the fifth bowl of icing white.
Turkey Cookie Assembly Directions:
Please refer to the picture of the Oreo turkeys when assembling your own.
For the tail fan: 1) separate an Oreo into two pieces 2) using the white royal icing as”glue,” apply a thick layer of the white icing to the bottom of the separated cookie 3) Begin to lay the candy corn on the white icing with the white end of the pieces of the candy corn next to one another on the inside of the cookie 4) create a half circle with the candy corn 5) Replace the top half of the separated Oreo cookie, applying more white icing as glue if needed. 6) Allow time for these to dry. Set aside.
Take out the mini Reeses peanut butter cups. Cut off 1/4 of the cup thereby allowing the candy to sit flat on another Oreo cookie. (These Oreo cookies will be the base of the turkeys). Use the tan icing as the “glue” to adhere the cut Reeses peanut butter mini cup to the Oreo cookie. Set aside to allow to dry.
When the tail fan is dry, use the tan icing again to glue the whopper to the tail fan. This is the head of the turkey. Allow to dry.
Apply the mini candy eyes to the whopper with a small dab of royal icing. Then, using the orange icing, add a small nose. When the nose is dry add the red waddle with the red icing. Allow to dry.
Attach the turkey tail fan to the bottom Oreo cookie (the base) with a thick layer of tan icing. You may need to lean the entire turkey creation against a jar, can or something heavy until it dries, which may take several hours.
After the piece has dried, attach the two pieces of candy corn with royal icing the white end pointing down and outward for the turkey’s front legs. Allow to dry.
With the yellow icing, draw the turkey feet on the bottom cookie by making a small line and adding two shorter lines pointing outward.
Allow at least one hour for the completed turkey and all icing to dry. Then enjoy!
I can’t wait to make these for Thanksgiving this year. The kids will (literally!) eat them up, and I think the adults will get a kick out of them too.
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