These fun and festive Thanksgiving Turkey cookies are so much fun to make and they really do put a smile on everyone's face that sees them.
This photo is from the first year of blogging, and it really doesn't do these cookies justice, but you kind of get the idea. Be sure to check out our other Thanksgiving dessert ideas.
These are just so much fun to make. I have a few tips below on how to make this fun Thanksgiving Dessert idea.
Hello!So it is already a week before Thanksgiving. Today I want to share with you an easy cookie tutorial for Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies.
These are made with pre-made sugar cookie dough to save time, but no one has to know. Of course, you can make these with a from-scratch sugar cookie recipe as well. But this time of year, I am always looking for time-saving shortcuts.
Easy Dessert - Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies
- Sugar cookie dough
- powdered sugar
- food coloring
- candy eyeballs
- candy corns (for noses)
- wire rack
- piping tip
- piping bag
- fluted circle cookie cutter
I also used these cute little eyeballs and some candy corn (which is on clearance right now).
I rolled the dough out and used a scalloped round cookie cutter to form the cookies.
I baked the cookies as directed. Once cooled I used tinted buttercream frosting to make swirly circles on the cookies.
¼ cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter with an electric mixer on low speed. Add sugar and milk slowly, by alternating. Whip on medium-high speed until desired consistency is reached. Separate into three bowls and use food coloring for brown, yellow and orange icing.
Use a decorating bag cut at the end to decorate your cookies by piping wriggly lines starting from the center.
Add two candy eyes and candy corn for the mouth.
Honestly, making the icing takes longer than coring the icing and putting it into a piping bag.
After completing the larger circles I made a round circle in the middle of the cookie.
Then I added a candy corn for the nose and these cute little eyeballs.
And there you have it! These would be cute as little parting favors or dessert at Thanksgiving.
Tips for Turkey Cookies
- Let cookies cool completely before frosting
- If you can, make the colored icing ahead of time and fill it into piping bags. Then store in the refrigerator and take them out about 20 -30 minutes before you plan to decorate.
- I recommend this writing piping tip set to keep on hand.
- Buy these little candy eyeballs in bulk. They are great to use year-round and are so much cheaper.
Honestly, the turkeys are a fun way to make some smiles at Thanksgiving. Please help us out by sharing the idea.
I think these will be cute on the dessert table. Be sure to check out these Turkey cookies made with Nutter butter cookies. What dessert do you like to eat on Thanksgiving?
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These cookies are so cute! Thank you for sharing on the Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Love your Turkey Cookies. Saw them on Chic on a Shoestring Flaunt It Friday. I am link #114.
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These are super cute and look pretty easy to make. Would be a fun kitchen activity to do with the little ones.
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Wow, you are really skillful and they look amazing and delicious!
You are too kind, thank you! 🙂
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So cute! I'd love you to come link up at my Pin Me party.
These are absolutely awesome! Love it! Have a great weekend!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
So cute! I just had to pin them. 🙂
I love pumpkin pie...it's the only time of year that I get to eat it!
Thank you Ginny!
What adorable cookies, Raquel! I love that they can be made quickly, and your decorations are so fun! (One more great use for candy corn!) Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope you have a great weekend.
Thank you for your sweet comment Heidi! You have a wonderful weekend too!
Those are so cute! I've been noticing various turkey cookies about and am trying to decide if I want to try my hand at some....
They were nice and easy! Thanks for stopping by the island.
How cute are these! You are right about making cookies. Normally we make the kids suffer through the pumpkin pie, but I think I'll try your idea for them this time around.
They are a fun treat. Thank you for your comment!
Those are so cute!! I would almost feel sad to eat them.
LOL! I know what you mean 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Jen @ Our Fine House
These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!!!
These are adorable! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back and vote on Sunday!
Thank you Lois!
How creative! This are absolutely adorable! Would you mind if I pinned this?
Thank you for linking up at the Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!
Thank you Kelly! I would love you to pin these! Have a great day!
Robyn from Robyn's View
Cute! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friends Friday!
My pleasure - thanks Robyn!
Those are so cute! I never knew they had candy eyes!
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We love your cute Turkey cookies and also your spice organizing tips. We would love to have you join us at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at sixsistersstuff.com and share your great ideas and recipes! -The Six Sisters
Thank you so much! I love your site 🙂
Kelly - Two Kids Cooking and More
These are so adorable and perfect for making with the kids for the holiday!
Thanks for sharing 'em at our Sunday Show and Tell 😀
Thank you Kelly!
So cute! I would love to have you come share this or any of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com
Jessi @ Practically Functional
Oh those are too cute! I love the little eyes! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!
Thank you Jessi! 🙂
Leslie Stewart @ House on the Way
These cookies are so cute! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Leslie! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Haha! These cookies are so cute 🙂 Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! 🙂
Thank you Jamie!
Sarah @ simplyalbany
These are adorable, and I don't even like candy corn! Great idea... getting excited for Thanksgiving already! Visiting from Diana Rambles 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Sarah 🙂
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Thank you so much Diana!