Cookie Turkeys Recipe
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Cookie Turkeys Recipe

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Folks will gobble up these sweet-tasting turkeys, whether the easy-to-assemble goodies are sold at fund-raisers or featured on holiday tables. "Every Thanksgiving, my cousin makes them out of prepared cookies and candies," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 40 fudge-striped cookies
  • 1/4 cup chocolate frosting
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) chocolate-covered cherries
  • 20 pieces candy corn

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 157 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Place 20 cookies on a flat surface, solid chocolate side down. With frosting attach a chocolate-covered cherry to the top of each base cookie. Position another cookie perpendicular to each base cookie; attach with frosting.
  2. With a dab of frosting, attach one piece of candy corn to the front of each cherry for the head. Let stand until set. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Cookie Turkeys in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p17

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"The 6 year old did these had a lot of fun used truffles instead of cherries. Will save this one for years to come."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"I was unable to find candy corn, so I cut small triangles out of circus peanuts to use as beaks. Everything turned out great!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"I made these when I was a child and now my children make them"

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"This was easy and fun to make with my grandson. We used Lindor Truffles by Lindt instead of cherries. Delicious!!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011 Edited Nov. 18, 2013

"My Mother made similar "turkeys" for years, but she used the chocolate mounds and round crackers (like HiHO). She would cut a sliver off on end of the cracker used for the fan tail - in this manner it was easier to set in the frosting. The candy mound was laid on it side and the candy corn attached like the one in the picture. The salty taste was good with the sweet candies."

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