Saturday, November 13, 2010

Giant Oreo: Classic and Turkey Version

I have been seeing Oreo cookies all over the blogosphere lately!  They are dipped, put on a stick, decorated for every occasion and generally loved:)  It finally dawned on me one day that I had bought a sandwich cookie cake pan(of course you could just use a 9- inch cake pan and decorate your own details) set from Williams-Sonoma last year, and have never used it!  It was time to christen it!
I checked the reviews on the store's site and read that many people had a hard time getting the cakes to come out of the pans.  Still others had disappointing results with the cakes showing no details when they did release from the pans.  So,  I looked for the reviews that had positive results and followed their lead...Using a single brownie mix ( FYI: Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix) and spraying the pans with "PAM for baking" ( which I didn't know existed) and it worked very well! I forgot to tap the pans on the counter to get the air bubbles out, but I was pretty happy with the way the "cookies" turned out. I think the density of the brownies helped.
 Well, after being sandwiched, it was actually one single cookie...giant size!  (Please excuse my chalkboard skills, or lack thereof.) I used a simple, homemade cream cheese frosting for the sandwiched cream in the middle. I Love the cookie!

As I was photographing my brownie cake,  a sort of light bulb went on, and I thought about this adorable Oreo creature...
made "famous" by the very creative(and funny!) Shelly of Cookies and Cups(click for instructions). I love her blog! (I made my turkeys with the Whoppers, and only used 4 candy corn due to my limited supply.)   And then, just for fun, I decided to do this...

...make a giant turkey cookie! I already had 4 unfrosted candy corn sugar cookies(Don't look too closely at them.  I was so anxious to see the turkey put together that I set him up before the icing dried and a couple ended up getting smudged). I used a ding dong for his head, a whole candy corn for his nose, icing and m&m's for the eyes, red icing for the wattle and a pretzel rod for the legs:) FYI: As you can see,  I didn't actually push the cookies into the sandwich cream because I want to convert the turkey to a Christmas dessert by taking everything apart, flipping it over and putting it in the freezer for next month:) It may even end up as another blog post-ha ha!
 Have a Happy Turkey Day! 

Linked up to Tidy Mom's Lovin' it Fridays
and Alicia's Tasty Tuesdays at "A Beautiful Mess."

Thanksgiving Challenge: I'm very thankful that I can walk into my kitchen and  find whatever food I need, or want, there. Let's not forget to share our blessings with others, especially during this holiday season:)

42 comments:

  1. Ok, this is so cute. I am going to have my achievement day girls make the small turkeys. Such a cut idea.

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  2. How cute! Was it a brownie mix or a cake mix you used? I'd love to try this :)

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  3. When I read that that cookie was actually a giant brownie, you had me. What a fun idea. It ended up so cute with the turkey embellishments.

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  4. Very clever. It looks awesome!!

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  5. Sue, I love it!!!! Cookie and cake married! I'm so going on Ebay right now to see if I can't find that pan. It's sheer genius!

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  6. Tiffiny, I used a Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix for the giant cookie. Have fun!

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  7. what a great giant cookie! That was wonderful idea using the brownie mix, it must have been a big hit!
    thanks for sharing
    Dennis

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  8. That giant Oreo would be so much fun to eat as would those cute little turkeys.

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  9. Wow, THAT looks awesome! Love the giant turkey. Glad you were able to make good use of your pan.

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  10. Oh your so crafty love the mega turkey. I pick up pans and cutters I never use, I'm so glad you got this one out and shared the great results with us.

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  11. Oh, Sue, so adorable and so clever! The turkey is absolutely adorable! Once agai, you've blown me away with your gorgeous and delicious treats!

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  12. I love the big oreo - but the turkey version? Genius!

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  13. Sue,
    I am just beyond words to express how darn cute your little and BIG turkey came out! ADORABLY creative you are!!!!

    And, I'm so glad you had good luck with your cookie cake pan - Bravo to you! Can't wait to see what you have come up with for the "Christmas" version of your "cookie".

    Blessed with a roof over my head and a loving family! Let's keep the blessings coming!!!

    Hugs,
    ~avril :-)

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  14. Thanks for entering the contest and for your fun memories of Miracle on 34th St.

    This is so cute. I have wanted that pan. I agree, Pam for baking is amazing. I have all kinds of super complicated pans and it has never ever failed me! I could do an ad for them!

    I love the plain one and I love the Turkey one. It is sooo stinkin cute.

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  15. I am blown away by your creativity!! I really want that pan too--how fun!

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  16. OH MAH GAH! This is pure genius!!!!! LOVE! Posting on facebook!

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  17. OMG, this is a superrr cuteee pan, i loveee it!!!

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  18. I love this! Super cute, I want that pan!!

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  19. Oreos, but brownie better! Lovely! Thanks for visiting Crazy Daisy - glad you liked my Oreo Creme Cake.

    Happy Day,
    Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

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  20. Love the turkey cookie! And the Oreo on its own is just too cute.

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  21. Saw the cake mold at WS and was curious about it. Like the brownie idea better than cake and was impressed with your turkeys!

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  22. GREAT idea! I have that pan too.

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  23. haha you are so clever Sue! Giant or miniature things really tickle my fancy and these look fabulous! :D

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  24. I have seen these pans, and I want one so bad! I need to put it on my Christmas wish list or something! Big or small, your turkey cookies are adorable and amazing! Great job!

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  25. Soooo cute and so clever!! I love it!!

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  26. How FANTASTIC! Love it! Gonna whip up a batch, thanks Sue for sharing. :)

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  27. I need some chocolate cake right about now!

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  28. Julia @ RecipeLion.comNovember 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

    Hi Sue, I saw your blog and couldn't help but leave a comment - this looks amazing! RecipeLion is always looking for great dessert recipes and right now we are especially looking for great holiday dessert recipes. If you are interested in submitting this recipe or any other recipe, let me know (my e-mail is jlitz@primecp.com). Have a great day!

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  29. That giant turkey cookie is sooooo adorable!

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  30. I love it all.... the oreo cake, the mini turkeys, and especially the giant oreo turkey!

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  31. Yum! What did you use as the filling? We made this last year, but from the mix from WS and while it was very tasty, we had a lot of trouble with it sticking. I'll definitely look for Pam for Baking! (Who knew?)

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  32. these are simply adorable I love the giant turkey oreo the best

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  33. Girl...I LOVE this!! How cute and what an awesome idea!!

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  34. Ah-mazing! I'd say you Perfected the OREO cookie pan! No poor results here... Only perfection! Well done!

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  35. That is super cute! I love making the homemade oreos but this take the 'brownie'. I think this might be perfect for my brothers birthday! He loves his oreos.

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  36. No way! A giant oreo cake? That's so cool!

    I love those turkeys too...I think my grandma used to make them for us when we were kids : )

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  37. Those are too stinking adorable. Thanks so much for sharing and linkin up to tasty tuesdays.

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  38. I love the turkeys, love 'em! And I want a slice of the big cookie, please!

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  39. I'd love to have this mold ! so funny !

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