Peanut Butter Turkey Cookies

I couldn’t let Thanksgiving come and go without some kitschy looking treat for you to make. These turkey cookies were too cute, too yummy, and too easy not to share. And they’re great if you need a project to keep little hands busy over the long holiday weekend.

What You Need

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 cup sugar for rolling
  • Small Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • Miniature M&M’s
  • Small candy eyes
  • Candy corn

What You Do

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat your butter, peanut butter, and both sugars together until mixed.
  3. Mix in your egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add your dry ingredients (flour and baking soda) and mix until you have a thick dough.
  5. Form your dough into small balls, roll into your sugar, and place onto your baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Unwrap your Reese’s cups and press an unwrapped chocolate onto the center of each cookie a couple minutes after you take them out of the oven (too soon and your chocolate will melt everywhere).
  8. Place two candy eyes and a sideways orange or yellow M&M onto the top of the Reese’s.
  9. Carefully place 3 pieces of candy corn into the back of Reese’s cup, sticking out of the cookie.
  10. Place in the freezer for the chocolate to harden.

That’s all there’s to it! Enjoy!


Top and bottom photos by Jenn Marie Photography

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