Thanksgiving idea for kids – Cookie and Candy Corn Turkeys
We’re continuing our Thanksgiving themed posts today with a creative Thanksgiving idea for kids from Schneiderman’s sales associate, Julie B.
Julie says: “I love setting the table! Since the menu doesn’t vary much from year to year it’s fun to add some creativity this way.
When the kids were little, I remember making turkey place card holders from Keebler cookies and candy corn. As the kids got older, we got fancier – like using fall silk leaves and stenciled names on them and have even painted pinecones. I love making this a special meal…”
The cookie and candy corn turkeys sounded like such a fun idea, either for a kid’s table or the kids’ place settings at the adult table. Armed with an ingredient list and a few tips from Julie, I decided to give them a try.
They turned out to be super simple and fun to make! Here’s the scoop on how to make them:
Cookie and Candy Corn Turkeys
1 pkg Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
1 pkg Nabisco Pinstripe Cookies
6 oz chocolate chips
11 oz. bag Candy Corn
Melt the chocolate chips.
Spread a layer of melted chocolate on the chocolate side of the fudge stripe cookie and the bottom side of the pinstripe cookie. (I let some chocolate go into the center of the pinstripe cookie because it will help to hold the “beak” in when you get to that step.)
Carefully place 5 pieces of candy corn on the edge of the chocolate frosted fudge stripe. (It’s a tricky balance because you want as much of it to show as possible, but it needs to be far enough on so that it doesn’t fall off.)
Place the pinstripe cookie (frosted side down) on top of the frosted, candied, pinstripe cookie. Press very gently to make sure it’s in place.
Dip the large end of a piece of candy corn lightly into the melted chocolate and press it (lightly) into the center of the pinstripe cookie. I pushed it into the cookie just a bit, but tried not to break the surface of the cookie.
Once you’ve repeated these steps for all of the cookies, don’t move them. Let them set until the chocolate has hardened.
When the chocolate is firm, set each “turkey” on a fudge stripe cookie base.
And there you have it – a really cute Thanksgiving idea for kids that they’ll love. Now all that’s left is to decorate the table, eat and enjoy!
Edited to add: I realized after Nicole commented below that I completely forgot to tell you that I also taste tested these (potentially more than one :-)) and they were really yummy!