Fudge-Striped Turkey Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing


20 servings

Updated: Jun. 23, 2023
Every Thanksgiving, my cousin makes these fudge-striped turkey cookies out of prepared cookies and candies. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Fudge-Striped Turkey Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


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


  1. Place 20 cookies on a flat surface, solid chocolate side down. Trim remaining cookies to create a flat edge. With frosting attach a chocolate-covered cherry to the top of each base cookie. Position another cookie perpendicular to each base cookie, flat edge down; attach with frosting.
  2. With a dab of frosting, attach 1 piece of candy corn to the front of each cherry for the head. Let stand until set.
Fudge-Striped Turkey Cookies Tips

How can you make fudge-striped turkey cookies your own?

Make fudge-striped turkey cookies your own by using other small confections instead of chocolate-covered cherries. Try Rolos, homemade chocolate truffles or even small chocolate-covered donut holes. You can get creative with colored frosting to make eyes and feathers.

How can you serve fudge-striped turkey cookies?

Fudge-striped turkey cookies are a festive addition to any Thanksgiving dessert table, either on their own platter or used as a garnish for other Thanksgiving dessert recipes. They are also fun for children to make at the kids' table before dinner and then have as their dessert. Looking for more ideas for super-cute Thanksgiving treats for kids? We've got you covered.

How should you store fudge-striped turkey cookies?

Store fudge-striped turkey cookies in airtight containers at room temperature for 1 to 3 days.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

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