Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies are the perfect Thanksgiving treat to make and eat with the kids! Cookies, candy corn, chocolate chips, yellow candies, and candy eyes turn into fun turkey cookies that look so cute, no baking required. They’re great for parties or just some weekend fun.
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Why We Love This Recipe!
- EASY RECIPE: There’s no baking required here! All you have to do is assemble your cookies to look like Cute Thanksgiving Turkeys!
- KID-FRIENDLY: This is a great way to get the kids involved in cooking and making Thanksgiving treats. They can easily help assemble the turkey cookies, so turn it into a weekend activity.
- PARTY PERFECT: Whip these cute little 5 ingredient cookies up for your Thanksgiving gathering. Adults and kids alike will love them!
These Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies are the perfect treat for any fall occasion! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are easy to make and totally adorable. The hardest part will be waiting for them to set before you can eat them all!
All you need to make this Fall craft are Fudge Covered Nutter Butters Cookies, candy corn, chocolate chips, yellow M&M's, and candy eyes. The kids will love helping you put them together, and eating them will be even more fun.
Key Ingredient Notes
Trademark Note: In the spirit of transparency, I want to note that some of these ingredients are trademarked products. Nutter Butter Cookies are proprietary brands that I want to acknowledge and give credit to.
Variations and Substitutions
How To Make Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies
✱ Be sure to see the recipe card below for exact ingredients and instructions!
Step 1 | Prep
Gather ingredients and place cookies on a parchment paper or wax paper-lined cookie sheet.
Step 2 | Melt Chocolate
In a microwave-safe mixing bowl, heat the chocolate chips in 15-second intervals until melted (you can also use chocolate wafers in you prefer).
Step 3 | Create Turkey Face
Use the melted chocolate to “glue” the turkey features into place on the peanut butter cookie
Place one large line of chocolate at the top to affix the candy corn, forming tail feathers. Then a dab of chocolate towards the bottom for the yellow M&M nose (orange M&M's are cute too), two small dabs for the mini candy eyes.
Step 4 | Let Set & Enjoy
Let set on the baking sheet for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden before serving. You can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process or if the house is warm.
- Easily adapt this recipe to make multiple batches depending on how many you need. To do this hover over the number of servings in the recipe card and slide to the number of cookies needed or in the ingredients section choose 2 or 3 times the recipe and it will adjust the ingredients needed.
Nutter Butters are peanut butter sandwich cookies filled with a peanut butter cream filling. You can buy them in peanut-shaped cookies or a round cookie dipped in chocolate fudge (which are used in this recipe.
Nutter Butter Turkeys are a fun fall or Thanksgiving treat! Fudge Covered Nutter Butters make up the face of the turkey, candy corn make the feathers, candy eyes (well the eyes), and M&M's make up the turkey beak!
Unfortunately, this treat is not gluten-free. If you use a gluten-free cookie, chocolate, and candies you can make this recipe gluten-free, though!
This is a great craft for kids of all ages. Young kids can help gather all the ingredients and put them in order, while older kids can assist in melting the chocolate and putting the chocolate "glue" on the cookie as well.
How to Serve these Thanksgiving Cookies
These Turkey Nutter Butter Cookies are a super fun treat to add to your Thanksgiving table this holiday season.
Thanksgiving Dinner isn't complete without all the fixings and if you are looking for other easy meal ideas try an Instant Pot Turkey Breast, Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes, or Air Fryer Sweet Potato Cubes.
More Thanksgiving desserts to knock those guests' socks off and are easy to boot are my No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie or an Easy Coconut Cream Pie!
Make Ahead and Storage Instructions
Make Ahead: These cookies can be made up to 5 days ahead and stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Storage: Store turkey cookies in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Freeze: Freeze cookies in a single layer on a lined baking sheet until solid, about 1-2 hours. Transfer to an airtight container and store for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature before serving.
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Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies
- 6 Fudge Covered Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (Nutter Butters)
- ¼ cup chocolate chips, for melting
- 30 candy corn pieces
- 12 mini candy eyes
- 6 yellow M&Ms or yellow candies
- Open the box of Nutter Butters and place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips at 15-second intervals, stirring between, until completely melted.
- Use the chocolate to “glue” the turkey features into place on the peanut butter cookie
- Place one large line of chocolate at the top to affix the candy corn, forming turkey feathers. Then a dab of chocolate towards the bottom for the yellow M&M nose, and two small dabs just above the nose for the mini candy eyes.
- Let set on the baking sheet for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden before serving. You can place them in the refrigerator to speed up the process or if the house is warm.
✱ Nikki's Tips
Soulfully Made is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.
These are super cute cookies! I love their look, and I love how easy they are to make. I love it.
I’ve been looking for a fun cookie to make with the kids for Thanksgiving, and these are it! Thanks so much for sharing!
Sara Welch says
Such a fun and festive idea for Thanksgiving! My kids loved making these; excited to serve these again this holiday; easily, a new favorite treat!
A perfect recipe for thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing
Kali Alexandria says
These are so cute and would be perfect for my nieces! Thank you!