Easy Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

Turkey Wafer Cookies Recipe

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe – yummy chocolate covered vanilla wafers, topped with candy corn and M&Ms for a sweet treat kids love to help make for Thanksgiving!

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We love creating fun food to help celebrate the holidays! These vanilla wafer turkey cookies are absolutely darling and perfect for Thanksgiving.

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

With candy corn feathers, candy eyes and a yellow M&M beak, they make the cutest cookie for the holidays. These adorable turkey cookies are a super fun cookie to make and the perfect holiday treat to take to your next Thanksgiving dinner!

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

WHAT MAKES THESE THE BEST WAFER COOKIES?

  • These easy cookies only require a few ingredients from the grocery store.
  • No fancy cookie cutters or tools are needed.
  • These cute turkey cookies are so easy to make that the kids will love them!
  • Creating Thanksgiving turkey cookies is perfect for getting into the holiday spirit.
Wafer Turkey Cookies Process

How to make this turkey cookie recipe:

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Ingredients:

Tip: homemade vanilla wafers work just as well as store-bought cookies but using premade cookies cuts out a lot of the work. Find the homemade recipe at the bottom of this post!

Wafer Turkey Cookies Process

Directions:

1. Open the box of wafers and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Wafer Turkey Cookies Process

2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips at 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.

Wafer Turkey Cookies Process

3. Use the chocolate to stick the turkey features into place on the wafer cookie.

Wafer Turkey Cookies Process

4. Place a dab of chocolate at the top to attach candy corn feathers.

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe Process

5. Use a drop of chocolate in the center to affix the eyes.

Wafer Turkey Cookies Process

6. Finally, attach a yellow M&M beak between the candy eyes.

Turkey Wafer Cookies

7. Put the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

TIPS FOR MAKING THESE TURKEY COOKIES:

  • Lay the chocolate covered treat on a cookie tray for easy moving and transporting before serving.
  • Homemade vanilla wafer cookies can be dipped in melted chocolate.
  • Store these yummy treats in a large freezer bag or airtight container for up to a week at room temperature. They can also be stored in the freezer for up to three months.
Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

HOMEMADE WAFER COOKIES:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate frosting, for filling

Directions:

1. Preheat a wafer iron and coat it with non stick baking spray.

2. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer with paddle attachment or in a medium bowl with a hand mixer on low speed.

3. Add flour and mix until completely combined.

4. Use a small cookie scoop to drop wafer cookie dough into the center of the preheated wafer iron.

5. Cook for about 1 minute or until the edges are just golden.

6. Let the wafer cookies cool on a parchment lined baking sheet or cooling rack.

7. Carefully spread a thin layer of frosting on each cookie and layer with a second cookie to make a cookie sandwich.

** These chocolate wafer cookies can also be made in the oven. Use a rolling pin to roll dough flat, cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter, place on an ungreased cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat, press each cookie with a cookie stamp and bake.

More Wafer Cookie Tips:

  • Use a butter knife or piping bag to spread the frosting.
  • Try different fillings like nutella, peanut butter, cookie butter, banana pudding, cream cheese frosting or melted chocolate.
  • Be prepared for some breakage as these wafer sandwich cookies can be very delicate.
  • Chocolate wafers can be made made by adding 1/8 cup of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients.
  • For crispy cookies simple add a few seconds to the bake time.
Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

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Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

This would make a cute idea for kids to create for Thanksgiving festivities. Who doesn’t love an adorable cookie turkey with candy corn feathers?!

Be sure to check out these darling Nutter Butter Turkeys too!

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

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Wafer Turkey Cookies

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Wafer Turkey Cookies Recipe - yummy chocolate covered vanilla wafers, topped with candy corn and M&Ms for a sweet treat kids love to help make for Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

  • 9 Milk Chocolate Covered Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, for melting
  • Candy corn
  • Yellow M&Ms
  • Candy eyes

Instructions

1. Open the box of wafers and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

2. In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips at 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.

3. Use the chocolate to stick the turkey features into place on the wafer cookie.

4. Place a dab of chocolate at the top to attach candy corn feathers.

5. Use a drop of chocolate in the center to affix the eyes.

6. Finally, attach a yellow M&M beak between the candy eyes.

7. Put the baking sheet in the fridge for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden before serving.

Notes

These are best served platted as the turkey features tend to fall off if packaged otherwise.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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