Saturday, November 21, 2015

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #127: Fudge Striped Turkey Cookies with Step-by-Step Instructions

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky to share what you and your children have created in the kitchen.)

The linky is at the bottom.

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen is where I like to post about the time the children and I spend learning in the kitchen and creating yummy foods. Sometimes they go along with our lessons, sometimes they don't. Sometimes they are recipes of my own creation, sometimes they are recipes I have found elsewhere.

I decided to make it a linky party so others can share their great recipes. We love finding new recipes to try, so even if you didn't have children helping you in the kitchen, I would love to see your recipes. If we use your recipe in one of our Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen times, I will link back to your post.

You will find the linky at the bottom of the post. I hope you will join with me in this fun party. Don't forget to check out some of the other great recipes that have linked up.

I had this sudden urge to make Turkey Cookies this week. We have made similar ones in the past, but I wanted to try something a bit different this time. I remembered making them with fudge striped cookies when I was working at the Montessori (I believe) but I couldn't remember the exact instructions. I liked the idea of using the fudge striped cookies because the stripes form the turkey's tail. I found an idea over at Taste of Home and sort of changed it up a bit to use what we had, plus we added wings.

Turkey Cookies

Ingredients per cookie:

2 striped fudge cookies
Reese's Peanut Butter Bells
3 Pieces of Candy Corn
2 mini chocolate chips
Small bit of chocolate frosting

First we unwrapped the Reese's Peanut Butter Bells and spread some chocolate frosting on the bottom. It was placed on the top of one of the striped fudge cookies.

We then spread a dab of frosting on the pieces of candy corn. One for the head...

And the other two for the wings.

Some of us got messier than others.

We then spread a small amount of frosting on one side of the other cookie, plus some on the bottom third of the top of the cookie so it would attach to the rear of the candy bell.

It was Tabitha's idea to use mini chocolate chips for the eyes, again attached with frosting.

We did realize we forgot the wattle for our poor Turkey Cookies. A little piece of fruit roll up could be shaped into the wattle. I have used them before.

Here are our cute Fudge Striped Turkey Cookies. The children did sort of miss the fact that the stripes on the one cookie were supposed to be vertical to represent the tail. They didn't care, they tasted just as good.

And a side view:


1.Place one cookie on plate, stripe side up.
2. Unwrap chocolate bell and spread a bit of chocolate frosting on the bottom. Attach to middle of cookie.
3. Using dabs of frosting, attach the candy corn to the chocolate bell. One in the front, upside down for a face, the other two on the sides, point facing backwards.
4. Spread additional frosting on side and bottom third of second cookie. Attach to rear of chocolate bell.
5. Using just a dot of frosting, attach mini chocolate chips to candy corn head for eyes.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:
Photobucket More the Merrier Monday
Full Time Mama Hip Homeschooling

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home

And here is my Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen linky


  1. They are cute and such a fun idea for the kids to help at. :)

  2. Aw, those are so cute! I bet they were gobbled up before anyone even noticed the missing wattle.


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