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Cakespy: Thanksgiving Cookie Turkeys

Note: Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every Monday to share a delicious dessert recipe.

[Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson]

20091111-pieman.jpgPies are certainly plentiful during the Thanksgiving season. But it can be a slightly less boutiful time of year for smaller, more immediate gratification-type treats: it's too late for Halloween candy, but (arguably) too early for Christmas cookies. So what to do if you find yourself craving a sweet little something before (or after) the pie?

The answer is clear: cookie turkeys. I discovered these cookie-and-candy confections via Taste of Home. Not only are they adorable to display, but they're incredibly quick and easy to make (even in a state of turkey-induced torpor).

The recipe is open-ended too. Though this version uses store-bought cookies, the confections could just as easily be made with your favorite homemade cookies instead of the Keebler Fudge Stripes, and a variety of chocolate truffle flavors could be used for the turkey body.


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