Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Treats

Thanksgiving is coming faster than I anticipated. Already, I'm looking forward to the lazy day at home with Nick and the kiddos, a warm house, food on the table, and the parade on TV while Nick and I make a wonderful Turkey dinner.

One thing I plan to do this year with the kids, is make some edible Turkey's out of cookies and candy. They're super adorable, and the kids will love them! We've never tried them before, but they look super easy to make.

What you will need:

  • Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, or Oreo style sandwich cookies
  • Candy Corn
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Hershey’s Whoppers
  • Mini Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
  • White tubed frosting
First, you take the cookie, and 6 pieces of candy corn, and insert them into the sandwich frosting, tip first, so that it creates a tail fan.

Next, take the frosting, peanut butter cup, and whopper, and let's make a body. Unwrap the peanut butter cup (actually unwrap two- one to use, one to eat), and turn it on it's side. Smear a bit of frosting onto the top, and press the whopper into it.

From there, you will want to use the white frosting to create two eyes, and a small mouth on the milk ball- you'll want the smaller flat side of the peanut butter cup facing outward.

From there, cover the larger flat side of the PB Cup with more frosting, and press it onto the cookie, towards the bottom away from the tail fan. Use a second cookie to lay flat, and use frosting to secure the bird to the bottom cookie, so it has a 'stand'.

You can play around with other items- some people break the tip of a candy corn off, and use it for a beak on the whopper for the turkey.

For the next treat, you will want:
  • Round, baked sugar cookies
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting
  • M&M Mini's
  • Orange tubed frosting
Frost a rainbow type arch along one side of the cookie, and start laying out candy corn on it, to create a tail fan- these can either stick out past the cookie, or be completely on the cookie.

Using more frosting, secure 2 M&M Mini's in the middle to use as eyes.

With the orange tubed frosting, use the small round piping head, and pipe on two feet, and you have adorable Turkey sugar cookies for Thanksgiving!


Barbara said...

I love the candy turkeys...I will certainly make these for our Thanksgiving treat. Thanks so much for sharing this. Hugs. Barb

Heather said...

Thank you Barbara! I have other treats posted now as well for Thanksgiving. You can find all of the links in this blog post:

Lori said...

great ideas! my grandchildren are going to love these cookies! thanks so much for sharing!