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Easy Turkey Cookies Recipe featured by top US cookie blogger, Practically Homemade

Easy Turkey Cookies

Simple sugar cookies and other easy to find ingredients are transformed into the cutest little Turkey Cookies ever. Add them to your Thanksgiving menu today.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



  • 1-17.5 oz. pkg sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter {softened}
  • 1 egg


  • 24 mini Nutter Butter Cookies
  • 48 edible eyeballs
  • 24 yellow candy coated sunflower seeds
  • 24 red long sprinkles
  • 120 candy corn candies
  • 1 can white frosting {I used vanilla}


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


  1. Combine sugar cookie mix, butter and egg in a medium bowl until you have a soft dough. Use a medium cookie scoop and scoop 12 mounds of dough onto a silicone mat {or parchment} lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are cooked through. Remove from oven and cool completely on cookie sheet.


  1. Apply frosting to the back of a mini Nutter Butter Cookie and place frosting side down on top of sugar cookie on the bottom half. We want to be sure and leave enough room for the candy corn feathers.

  2. Add to small spots of frosting on the top of the Nutter Butter for the eyes. Place two edible eyeballs on the frosting and press down slightly.

  3. Add another spot of frosting in the middle and below the eyeballs for the beak. Add the candy coated sunflower seed on the frosting.

  4. For the wattle, take a longer red sprinkle. Add a little frosting to the top/side of the sprinkle and attach it to the side of the beak.

  5. Finally, add five candy corn to each cookie. Make a fan shape above the Nutter Butter head being sure to add enough frosting that they will stay in place.

  6. Allow the frosting to set up before stacking the cookies.