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My kids and I have loved making these fun Turkey Cookies every year. Usually I pick a cold rainy day in November and we have fun “glueing” these together with “melted chocolate” 🙂
I love things that You can make up a week or more in advance! And you can pick up the ingredients well in advance and just to keep ready on hand, for the day you decide to assemble them…NO BAKING required (I love that too, and so will you 🙂
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- Striped cookies (dollar store has these also 🙂
- Large malted balls (in bulk sections is where they carry the big ones)
- Chocolate stars
- Candy corn
- Chocolate chips – for melting which is your “glue”
Here’s the easiest way to put these together.
1.Melt about 3/4 cup of chocolate chips in a frosting bag watching carefully in the microwave til soft and squeezable. Snip the corner so you can squeeze it out easily.
2. Lay your cookies in rows on a tray – as in photo below, (or let your kids do one by one and have fun)
Squeeze a small dab of melted chocolate onto cookie and place your malt ball there – see placement in photo below. Do a whole bunch like this. Now put these in refrigerator for 10 min or so, until hard and those 2 parts are stuck together well. (see below)
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2. Next attach a chocolate star by squeezing a little chocolate onto the star (left photo). Just hold the star in place on the maltball – right photo below for a few seconds. My daughters when 10 – 12 yr old are helping here, so these are not hard to do at all. Now Chill again if needed, like 2-3 min. only, so your turkey feet (which is the chocolate star) is firm and your turkey will stand up nicely on his turkey feet when he’s all finished.
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3. Next simply attach candy corn – for the turkey beak, with a dab of chocolate… and they’re done!
I just think these are sooo cute and my kids love making them every year together! You can make up a whole package of cookies in no time and your kids will love them. They are adorable to put next to each persons place setting for your Thanksgiving Dinner table, which is what I love to do. They also are fun to wrap in a small cellophane bag and give out, or leave in church mailboxes, or give to sunday school teachers or a beloved Awana leader, its endless and so fun to have a lil something to bless others with during Thanksgiving time!
Its just a fun fall craft thing to do together! I hope you enjoy these fun fall Turkey Cookies!