Every year since my children were little, we have made dozens and dozens of these turkey cookies. They are easy to make. We have given them away to friends and family. We have used them as place cards. We have eaten plenty. We have transported more turkeys from Kansas to Oklahoma than I care to remember!!
The ingredients are easy to find and come in mass quantities....therefore, why not make a lot of turkeys?
When they are made and lined up, they can be quite cute. Notice, we used two different kinds of graham crackers and several kinds of candy corn. Use what you have. Also, one other note...always make sure your turkey feathers are pointing up and down!!
The ingredients lined up and ready to go. You can just barely see on the opposite side of the table a long piece of wax paper. I put the turkeys on this after they are done.
As my children got older, I assumed (you know what they say about that!!), that they would not want to make these anymore. I was wrong. Not only do my own children like making these, but we ask cousins over as well. Feelings are hurt when we leave someone out!! (Notice tho, I have only included pics of my niece Caroline and not my 'big' kids!) I will put up pics of my own kids later this month (maybe!)
Everything is "glued" together using chocolate melt. We start with the graham cracker square and put a blob of chocolate on it. We then 'glue' the bon-bon down and put the candy corn feet under the bon-bon (make sure you get them gong in the right direction!)
We then put "chocolate glue" on the bottom of one of the cookies and 'glue' it on as the tail. It should set up immediately so you don't have to hold it on. We then put on the candy corn head with 'chocolate glue' and use the same glue and a toothpick to add two eyes.
They are finger-lickin' good to make!!
We have at times added a piece of candy for the chinny-chin thing. We have used Boston Baked Beans (??? is that the right word????), as well as another kind of candy found around that same area (of the store rack). (Sorry, the name escapes me.) But most times we just do them as you see them. I think they look pretty cute like this.
As you can see, Caroline took her job very seriously. She made enough turkeys for her entire class! (And she reported back that they were a hit!)
Without a doubt, one of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Go out and make your own now, turkey!
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