Oreo Turkey Cookies with Oreos and a few simple ingredients are an easy Thanksgiving dessert for kids of all ages. A cute no bake dessert perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!
If you're looking for cute Thanksgiving desserts for kids of all ages, check out these easy Oreo turkey cookies. This fun treat is super easy, and you can put the kids to work -- kind of like a Thanksgiving craft you can eat!
When it comes to Thanksgiving, the more desserts to choose from, the merrier! You have your traditional Thanksgiving desserts like pumpkin dump cake, pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake, but it's always nice to have something fun, as well!
We used the chocolate creme Oreos because we are all serious chocolate lovers, but you can use any flavor. Just don't use the super thin ones, because the candy corn won't fit.
You only need a few simple ingredients for these cute Oreo turkey cookies. You can find these ingredients online or at the grocery store.
- Oreo sandwich cookies, or any brand of sandwich cookie -- double-stuffed Oreos (double stuf Oreos) work best
- Chocolate chips -- to hold the eyes and beak in place
- Candy corn -- for the turkey tail
- Candy eyeballs
How to Make Turkey Cookies with Oreos
These cute turkeys come together in just a few quick steps.
First, press the pointed side of the candy corn into the cream filling. The candy corn pieces will be the turkey feathers.
You don't need to take the cookie apart -- just gently press the pieces of candy corn into the middle.
Then, using a toothpick, add three little dots of melted chocolate -- one for the beak and two for the eyes -- onto the center of the cookie.
Next, stick the candy eye balls and candy corn, make sure the white tip is facing down, onto the chocolate.
You can also place a small amount of melted chocolate onto the back of the candy eyes and candy corn. I just found it was easier put the chocolate directly onto the cookie instead.
My kids got way more chocolate on their hands the other way, but you can do what works for you!
After you press the eyes and beak onto the Oreo cookie turkeys, you're done! Now, just repeat the process until you have as many turkey cookies as you need!
Aren't these little turkeys cute?! We had a lot of fun making these Oreo turkeys-- even the grumpy teens liked them!
How to Store
Store these Thanksgiving Oreo turkeys in an airtight container at room temperature. Refrigerating these cookies will make them soggy.
There are a couple of different ways to customize these easy turkey cookies.
A great way to jazz up these simple turkey cookies with Oreos is by giving them turkey legs! Just stick two pretzel sticks into the bottom of each cookie.
Use white chocolate chips, chocolate frosting or white icing instead of semi sweet chocolate chips. Use a small dab of chocolate frosting or other frosting to glue the eyes and bead to the cookies.
Substitute the candy googly eyes with Reese's pieces or mini m&ms.
Add a turkey wattle by piping a thin line of red frosting around the beak.
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Oreo Turkey Cookies
- 20 Oreo cookies
- Candy Corn
- 1 cup Semi sweet chocolate chips
- Candy eyes
- Melt the chocolate according to package instructions
- Stick candy corn, point side down, into the creme filling
- Apply 3 small dots of melted chocolate onto the face of the Oreos, and carefully press 2 candy eyes and 1 candy corn on the chocolate
- Allow to dry
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I hope you like these Thanksgiving turkey Oreo cookies as much as we do! They're a great fun activity for the holiday season, and my kiddos just love making this no bake treat.
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Recipe published in 2019 and updated in 2022.
The grandkids and I made a bunch of these for Thanksgiving dinner at the church.
Ruby Carter says
Can these be made ahead of time?
Yes. Just keep them in an airtight container, and they hold up well.
Michelle L Goth says
These are adorable! Going to make them with my son when he gets off school Wednesday!
Thanks, Michelle! Hope you guys have fun!
Omg, these cookies are almost too cute to eat. We’re having a kids’ party soon, and now I’m thinking of making not only your toffee bars but also these cookies for my kids and their friends. Kiddos will go nuts over these! It’s also a good way to keep them busy. It will be so much fun to make these awesome cookies together!
Dee I’m so happy to have come across this recipe! Thank you for sharing this fun idea. All of your tips will help me a lot.
p.s. Your blog is fantastic. Look forward to your new recipes.
Thank you so much, Ann. Hope you like the cookies!
These are SO cute and easy!! Perfect for kids!
Thanks, Taylor! My kids love them!
Chrissie Baker says
oh my goodness, these cookies may the prettiest thing I have ever seen!
Thanks so much, Chrissie! They're almost too cute to eat.:)
These turkey cookies are so cute! My kid will go crazy over them!
These cookies are so cute and my kids had a blast making them with me!
They are so fun to make with the kiddoes!
This is such a great way to keep the kids busy while dinner is getting ready. I know they’ll love them!
Thanks so much, Demeter. My kids had a blast with these.