Keep the kids busy this Thanksgiving by letting them make these super cute Oreo turkey cookies with pretzels for legs! Serve them as fun treats for the big day! For more Thanksgiving ideas see my Fall + Thanksgiving page.

No Bake Oreo Turkey Cookies with Pretzels

These cute turkeys made from sandwich cookies are the perfect way to add some fun to the kiddie table! You can whip up a batch of these in no time to give to the kids when they finish their turkey dinner. It makes a great pie alternative too for those picky eaters!

This kid-friendly recipe project or dessert dish would be great for classroom parties, family nights, or a fun dish to bring to a group family gathering.

Oreo Turkey Cookies with Pretzels

Let’s cover all of the bases of how to make turkey cookies.

What type of cookies can I use?

You do not have to use Oreo sandwich cookies in this recipe. You can use homemade cookies or other creme-filled sandwich cookies. Use whatever you like best.

How do I make the cookies and candy stick together?

In this recipe, I used store-bought icing in a tube. You can also use melted chocolate or chocolate chips to adhere the candy to the cookie but you may need to refrigerate the cookies so the chocolate can set.

You can also use your own icing. It’s just easier with no fuss to buy the premade icing.

ingredients to make turkey cookies

What if can’t find all of the items you used?

What other candies can I use for the eyes? If you can not find candy eyes, you can use white M&M’s, or white chocolate chips, or a dot of icing. Use black gel icing to make the pupil.

Alternate nose ideas are white or peanut butter chips.

You can also use a dab of red gel icing to make the turkeys snood! The “snood” is that fleshy red skin around the beak.

How do I store them and how long do they last?

These cute easy turkey cookies can easily be made a couple of days ahead and last up to two weeks in a sealed tight storage container.

Let’s make the cookies!

add feathers to cookies using candy corn

Step#1:

Carefully separate the cookies and add three candy corn candies to the icing side of the cookies. Add extra icing as needed to make them stick.

add pretzels to turkey cookies as legs

Step #2

Cut a pretzel stick in half and place them on the bottom of the cookie to make legs.

replace the cover of the turkey cookie

Step #3

Add a few dots of the premade icing to the center of the cookie and place the other half of the Oreo back on top of the other cookie.

add candy eyes to the turkey cookie

Step #4

Using the premade icing as glue, use a dot of icing on the back of the candy eyes and place them on each cookie.

add a beak the turkey cookies

Step #5

Using the premade icing as glue, add a dot of icing on the back of a piece of candy corn and place it on the cookie as a nose. That’s it! Repeat the steps to make more!

Easy Oreo Turkey Cookies with Pretzels

Easy Oreo Turkey Cookies with Pretzels

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Adorable Oreo turkey cookie treats made with candy and icing. Super easy kid-friendly recipe!

Ingredients

  • 24 Oreo Cookies
  • 96 pieces of Candy Corn Candy
  • 48 Candy Eyes
  • 1 tube of Frosting, 7oz
  • 48 Pretzel Sticks

Instructions

    1. Twist to open an Oreo and carefully separate it.

    2. Place candy corns point side in on the frosting side half of the cookie. Use frosting as the glue to create Turkey feathers.

    3. Cut a pretzel stick in half and stick them on the bottom of the cookie to create the look of legs.

    4. Add a line of frosting across the candy corn and pretzels. Place the other half of the cookie back onto the candy half.

    5. Add a dot of frosting to the candy eyes and place them on the cookie.

    6. Add a dot of frosting to a piece of candy corn and place it on the cookie as the nose. Enjoy!

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