Turkey Cookies

24 Nov

O, thanksgiving followers–prepare to be baffled! Utterly flabbergasted!– by the EXTREME CUTENESS of these cookies. Just wait.

OKAY! ENOUGH WAITING! Let’s get to the cookies already!

Cute Turkey Cookies


1 box Mallomars cookies

1 box Keebler’s Fudge Stripe cookies, either normal (tan colored) or Holiday version (red colored)

20 candy corn

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips


Boil 4 or 5 cups of water. Put the hot water into a tall glass and put a sharp knife in the water. Once the knife has gotten good and hot, use it to cut 10 of the the fudge stripe cookies in half–but make sure that you cut the cookies perpendicular to the fudge stripes on the front of the cookies. (If that’s confusing, just look at the pictures.) These fudge stripes will be the dividers for the “feathers” on the cookies.

Once all the halves are cut, move onto the Mallomars.

Using the reheated sharp knife–the hotter and sharper the better–make a diagonal cut from one edge of the cookie toward the center. Use a gentle sawing motion to achieve best results.

Now, using the again reheated knife, make a second cut straight down from the top of the cookie to the ending point of the previous cut, so that you can remove a little wedge of mallomar.

(The upside of this method is that at the end of making the cookies, you have all of these little slivers of cookie left over that are good for absolutely nothing. You are simply forced to eat them.)

Ahem. Anyway, next, take one of the halves of the fudge stripe cookies and insert into the cut in the mallomar cookie so that it firmly stays in place. (If needed, cut little bits off the corners of the chunk out of the mallomar in order to make it fit.)

Set aside. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Using a spoon, put a very small amount of melted chocolate on the skinny side of a piece of candy corn. (The chocolate is going to be your “glue”.)

Place the candy corn on the mallomar/fudge cookie setup, opposite the fudge cookie, with the skinny end of the candy corn sticking slightly off the edge of the mallomar. Hold this in place for about 30 seconds, until the chocolate sets hard enough that the candy corn doesn’t fall over when you take your hand away.

And you’re done! This recipe makes 18 cookies, simply because there are 18 mallomars in one box. (There will be some extra fudge cookie halves in case you mess up, too.)

Admire the cuteness of your newly-made cookies! These would be a great addition to any Thanksgiving table, for obvious reasons. I have to say, even though these look hard to make, they really aren’t–they take only 15 minutes, tops. Actually, the hardest part is eating them. It feels almost wrong to destroy and devour these…but they taste SO GOOD!

(they look kind of like a creepy little army, don’t they?)


Have fun cooking tomorrow!


2 Responses to “Turkey Cookies”

  1. lecoupdefoudre1 November 24, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    SO CUTE 🙂

  2. gorfogirl November 25, 2010 at 10:23 am #


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