If you love fall, Thanksgiving and easy baking you’ll love our easy-to-make Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies.
Hi Guys! I’m Erica from Craft Create Cook bringing you a quick and fun Thanksgiving treat: Easy to make Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies. These are fun little cookies made out of candy! If you are looking for an edible Thanksgiving Day craft, then this one is perfect.
Want a non-edible craft? Gather the kids together and make a hand-print table cloth that you’ll cherish for years to come.
These easy-to-make Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies are something fun and yummy to make with the kids and won’t make a big mess in the kitchen.
Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
- Refrigerated cookie dough
- Cocoa candy melts
- Miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Miniature orange M&M’s
- Small candy eyes
- Candy corn
Step By Step Pictures and Tips
Before we get to the printable recipe, here are some photos showing you how to make them, along with some tips. If you have some questions, please leave them in the comments!
1. Prepare The Cookies
Since you are using pre-made cookie dough, you just have to form them into the right shapes so they are the perfect base for the turkeys.
Remember to preheat your oven before you do anything else. Cookies don’t bake very well in an oven unless it is preheated. Then, line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat – just make sure the cookies won’t stick to the baking tray.
Then, roll all the sugar cookie dough squares into little eballs.
2. Bake The Cookies
Bake the cookie dough for 10-12 minutes and let cool. They will flatten in the oven, you don’t have to do a thing!
3. Melt the chocolate
You need some melted chocolate to use as edible glue. This is what will hold the peanut butter cup candy in place.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat one cup of Wilton’s light cocoa candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. If you don’t heat it at 50% power, then only let it go for 30 seconds before you mix it again. Don’t let the chocolate burn in the microwave.
4. Decorate The Turkey Cookies
Unwrap Reese’s peanut butter cups, dip the bottoms in melted chocolate and carefully place them onto the bottom of each cookie.
Dip the back of five pieces of candy corn into the melted chocolate and stick above the Reeses’s cup, fanned out for the turkey feathers.
Carefully dip the back of two candy eyes and the side of one orange M&M into the melted chocolate and stick onto the top of the Reese’s cups.
5. Let Them cool Down
Let the turkeys cool and enjoy! This is so much fun! Kids of all ages (and even adults) will really enjoy making their own little turkeys.
Easy to make Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
- 1 package refrigerated cookie dough
- 24 miniature Reese’s peanut butter cups
- 48 small candy eyes
- 120 pieces of candy corn
- 24 miniature orange M&M’s
- 1 cup Wilton light cocoa candy melts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove each cookie dough square, mold into a ball and place onto the baking sheet.
- Bake the cookie dough for 10-12 minutes and let cool.
- Heat one cup of cocoa candy melts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.
- Unwrap the Reese’s peanut butter cups, dip the bottoms in melted chocolate and carefully place onto the bottom of each cookie.
- Dip the back of five pieces of candy corn into the melted chocolate and stick above the Reeses’s cup, fanned out for the turkey feathers.
- Carefully dip the back of two candy eyes and the side of one orange M&M into the melted chocolate and stick onto the top of the Reese’s cups.
- Let the chocolate harden and enjoy!
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This recipe was originally published on October 12, 2018. It was updated on September 12, 2020.