It is widely accepted in the United States that the first Thanksgiving was held in October 1621, when New England colonists and Native Americans honored God’s provision during a three-day feast.
Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies – Soft And Delicious
There’s a good chance you’ve never seen anything cuter than these turkey cookies, perfect for Thanksgiving. They may resemble the traditional holiday bird, but they contain no turkey. Even though we’ve provided a recipe for homemade sugar cookies, you can save time and effort by purchasing them instead.
What Are Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies?
Turkey cookies for Thanksgiving are a great way to celebrate the holiday with youngsters. Cold cookie dough, melted chocolate, and candies go into their creation. These lovely Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies will have your guests begging for more on Thanksgiving.
This charming assortment of mini cookies is the perfect way to combine the autumnal and thankful feelings of Thanksgiving with the cuteness that will have your visitors and family in fits of laughter. You and your guests will devour these Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies.
These cute cookies are made with our refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough and then decorated with frosting and almond slices to look like little turkeys.
White and semisweet tiny morsels serve as the eyes, candy corn takes the place of a nose, and pretzel pieces stand in for the treat’s toes. That doesn’t mean you can’t have turkey for supper and dessert.
Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
- 1 Packet Chilled cookie dough
- 24 Cup Reese's peanut-butter miniature
- 1 Package 48 Little candy eyeballs
- 120 Candy corns
- 24 Orange M&M's minis
- 1 Cup Wilton's light cocoa candy melts
- Set oven temperature to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- After removing each square of cookie dough, roll it into a ball and set it on the baking sheet.
- Allow the cookie batter to cool after baking for 10-12 minutes.
- For a chocolatey treat, heat one cup of candy melts in the microwave at 50 percent power for two to three minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Remove the peanut butter cups from their packaging, dip the bottoms in the melted chocolate, and carefully set them on the bottom of each cookie.
- To make the turkey's feathers, dip the back of five pieces of candy corn in the melted chocolate and fan them out above the cup.
- Stick two candy eyes and one orange M&M onto the top of the cups by dipping the backs of the candy eyes into the melted chocolate.
- When the chocolate has set, eat it!
- Amount Per ServingCalories169
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Cholesterol 22.5mg 8%
- Sodium 80mg 4%
- Protein 2g 4%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Tips For Making Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
- Cookie Dough, Pick One! I decided to make these peanut butter cookies with this premade dough. Use your go-to recipe for handmade peanut butter cookies if you’d like. But you could also use chocolate cookie dough or sugar cookie dough.
- Squish Those Biscuits! Before baking, flatten the dough balls on the baking sheet using a glass with a flat bottom or your palm. Make sure you have a level surface on to put the turkey’s face together.
- You can direct the flow of chocolate and keep it from dripping out from under the candy this way.
- The Turkeys Must Be Allowed to Set! The melted chocolate on the turkey cookies should cool for 20 to 30 minutes. In this way, as people grab a piece of candy, none of it will fall off the table.
- These photographs will teach you how to cook them and provide helpful hints before you get to the downloadable recipe.
|🍪 Prepare the Cookies
Since you’re using premade cookie dough, all you have to do is shape the dough into turkey feet and beaks. Before you do anything else, make sure your oven is preheated. Preheating the oven is essential for baking cookies successfully. Next, roll each square of sugar cookie dough into a ball.
|🍪 Bake the Cookies
Put the dough in the oven for 10-12 minutes, then remove and cool. You don’t need to do anything because they will flatten out in the oven.
|🍪 Let the Chocolate Melt
To use as edible glue, you’ll need melted chocolate. These will serve as the “lips” on the peanut butter cup candies.
Melt one cup of Wilton’s light cocoa candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. You should only let it go for 30 seconds if you don’t remix it after heating it at 50% power. Ensure the microwave isn’t too hot, or the chocolate will melt.
| 🍪 Decorate Turkey-shaped cookies
Get rid of the plastic wrap-off peanut butter cups, melt some chocolate, and place one on the bottom of each cookie.
To make the turkey’s feathers, dip the back of five pieces of candy corn in the melted chocolate and fan them out above Reese’s cup. Gently attach two candy eyes and one orange M&M onto the top of Reese’s cups by dipping them in melted chocolate.
|🍪 Let Them Relax
Permit the turkeys to cool and then feast! Seriously, this is a blast. Making your mini turkeys is fun for kids of all ages (and grown-ups, too!).
How Long Do Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Last?
Leftovers have a three- to four-day shelf life in the fridge. After Thanksgiving, you have until Monday to consume or store your pieces. The finest quality leftovers will be achieved within two to six months following being frozen.
Fewer than-ideal shoppers know that refrigerated food can become poisonous after four days. 31% of people in our most recent survey said they would consume leftovers in the fridge for more than four days. In some cases, spoilage bacteria can cause food to go wrong after only four days.