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A close up shot of a peanut butter cookie decorated to look like a turkey with a peanut butter cup decorated with candy eyes, and chocolate covered candies for a beak, and candy corn at the top for feathers.
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Peanut Butter Turkey Cookies

These adorable turkey cookies are such a delicious and adorable cookie for Thanksgiving! They're made with peanut butter cookies, decorated with a peanut butter cup, candy eyes, and candy corn feathers.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time38 mins
Servings: 18
Calories: 273kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter (softened, 1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 18 miniature Reese's cups
  • 36 candy eyes
  • 126 candy corn pieces
  • 18 orange or yellow chocolate covered sunflower seeds (can substitute mini m&ms)
  • 18 red chocolate covered sunflower seeds (can substitute mini m&ms)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Beat the butter and peanut butter together in a large bowl until it is well combined. 
  • Add in the sugars and cream for about 2 minutes or until the mixture has lightened.
  • Stir in the egg and vanilla extract.  
  • Add in the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) and stir into the mixture until well combined. 
  • Roll the cookie dough into 2 inch sized balls (you'll want about 18 balls total).
  • Place cookie dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner, about 2 inches apart from one another. I usually fit 12 per half cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes until the cookies just start to crack. They'll finish baking as they cool on the pan. 
  • While the cookies cool for a few minutes, add 7 candy corn pieces to the top of the cookie, into the cookie to make "feathers".
  • Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool for another 10 minutes.
  • Place an unwrapped peanut butter cup on top of the center of each cookie.
  • Let the peanut butter cups sit for about 5 to 10 minutes, as the chocolate warms and will melt a bit. Then top each peanut butter cup with two eyes, then a chocolate beak, and a chocolate gobbler.
  • Let the cookies cool completely.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 176IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg