Cute Turkey Cookies

Use chocolate, shortbread cookies and graham crackers to make these creative cookies -- a perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Yield

8 cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 fudge-striped shortbread cookies
8 fudge-covered graham crackers
8 miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
1 (1.7 ounce) roll round chewy caramels in milk chocolate, unwrapped
24 pieces candy corn
1 (0.68 ounce) tube black decorating gel

Directions

In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place chocolate chips; seal bag. Microwave on HIGH about 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. On work surface, lay shortbread cookies flat, with stripes vertical, in a row. Squeeze bag to pipe a line of melted chocolate across bottom of each cookie, crosswise over fudge stripes. Center longer side of 1 graham cracker on chocolate line; hold until chocolate begins to set. Repeat with remaining cookies and graham crackers. Allow to set up, about 30 minutes.

If necessary, reheat chocolate in microwave on HIGH 10 to 30 seconds Gently squeeze bag until chocolate is smooth. Pipe about 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate on wider end of 1 peanut butter cup; place over hole on 1 shortbread cookie, resting against graham cracker. Repeat with remaining peanut butter cups.

Pipe about 1/2 teaspoon melted chocolate on bottom of 1 round caramel; place on 1 peanut butter cup (for turkey body). Repeat with remaining round caramels. Allow to set up, about 15 minutes.

Turn cookies so graham crackers are flat on work surface and you are looking at the shortbread cookies (turkey feathers). Pipe small amount of chocolate on one side of 1 candy corn piece; center on round caramel and peanut butter cup for beak. Hold in position until chocolate begins to set, 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat with 7 more candy corn pieces.

Pipe small amount of chocolate on one side of 1 candy corn piece; place 1 candy corn piece on chocolate, graham crackers against body, on either side for turkey legs. Repeat with remaining candy corn pieces. Using black gel, add eyes on each candy corn beak. Let stand until set, about 1 hour.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Set Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Cookie): Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 80), Total Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 3 1/2 g, Trans Fat 1/2 g), Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 60 mg; Total Carbohydrate 27 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 21 g), Protein 1 g; Exchanges: 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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