Turkey Sugar Cookies
Recipe Type: Dessert
  • 1 package of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1 package of Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  • Chocolate frosting
  • 1 large package of M&M's
  • 1 package of Reese's Pieces Baking Bits (the only store I could find these was Walmart) – optional
  • toothpick
  • small sandwich baggie
  • ¼ C. Wilton red candy melts
  • Wilton small candy eyes
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the Betty Crocker sugar cookie dough according to package directions (1 stick of butter softened and 1 egg) and place the dough in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set up.
  3. Remove the dough from the fridge and use a small cookie scoop to scoop the dough and then roll into even balls. You might need some flour on your hands for this as the dough might be sticky.
  4. Bake according the the package directions and let cool.
  5. Assembling your Turkeys -
  6. Spread a small dollop of chocolate frosting onto the top of each mini peanut butter cup and place on the cookie. This is will be the turkey body.
  7. Next, spread a small amount of chocolate frosting onto the back of each candy eye and place on the turkey body. The frosting will act like your glue.
  8. Next comes the feathers. Take one color at a time and put a little bit of frosting on the back of the M&M's using the toothpick and line the turkey's body. I used yellow, red and mini orange Reese's Pieces. It doesn't have to be perfect and you could even use brown if you wish. Have fun with it.
  9. Finally, melt your red candy melts in a microwavable safe dish in 20 second increments stirring every 20 seconds until melted. My microwave took about 1 minute for this.
  10. Let the chocolate cool 2-3 minutes and scoop into the sandwich baggie. Snip the corner with a pair of scissors and give each turkey a mouth.
Recipe by Finding Zest at https://www.findingzest.com/turkey-sugar-cookies-for-thanksgiving/