A simple Thanksgiving treat – miniature Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies made with Nutter Butters, candy corn, edible eyes, and a miniature red candy. These Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies are great for edible table decor!
Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies
These Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies only require six ingredients and are fast to whip together. They make a fun treat (who doesn’t love a nutter butter now and again?!) and can double as table “decor” for your Thanksgiving dinner. My kiddos get a kick out of these fun Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies and they love to “help” assemble them.
How to make Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies:
Everything for these Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies can be bought pre-made at the store. Large Nutter Butters, Nutter Butter minis, candy corns, mini M&Ms, edible eyes, and the frosting holding it all together. I use a quick homemade cream cheese frosting for these Nutter Butter Turkey Cookies, but you can certainly but pre-made frosting to make these even quicker.
Here’s my recipe for cream cheese frosting:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 package (8 ounces) full-fat cream cheese, at room temperature (do not use low fat)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract)
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 cups powdered sugar
Directions: Using a hand mixer, cream together the room temperature butter and cream cheese on medium-high speed until completely smooth. Mix in vanilla extract, sea salt and cinnamon. With mixer running on low speed, slowly add powdered sugar and beat until well blended and smooth.
I pipe the frosting through a piping bag to assemble the different pieces of the turkeys, BUT you don’t have to get that fancy. Just a plastic bag will work fine. Fill it up with frosting, snip off the tip with scissors, and it’s ready to go.
I’ve been asked a lot where I find edible eye candies. I generally find them in a grocery store on either the baking aisle (right by the sprinkles) or on a cake-decorating aisle (by pre-made sugar cake decorations). If you don’t have luck in the grocery store, I’ve also found the same eyes at various craft stores. They are generally with the baking stuff as well.
More recipes to add to your Thanksgiving menu:
- The best ever Mashed Potatoes
- Crockpot sweet potato casserole
- Wild Rice Salad
- Cornbread Dressing or regular Thanksgiving Dressing
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars reader favorite!
A simple Thanksgiving treat - miniature Nutter Butter "Turkey" cookies made with Nutter Butters, candy corn, edible eyes, and a miniature red candy. Great for edible table decor!
- 1 container cream cheese frosting or homemade (see post for homemade recipe)
- 1 package (16 ounces, 32 cookies total) Nutter Butter Sandwich cookies
- 1 package (8 ounces) mini Nutter Butter bites
- 64 edible eye candies
- 1 bag (21 onces) candy corns
- 32 miniature red candies I like mini M&M's
Fill a plastic bag with the frosting OR use a frosting bag fitted with a #3 tip.
Attach two edible eye candies to the mini Nutter Butter bite-sized cookies.
Take some of the broken up candy corns and cut off the yellow and white part with a sharp knife. (Old candy corns do not cut well so make sure you have fresh candy corns.)
Cut the orange part in half and shape with your fingers to make a beak.
Frost the bottom of the "beak" and attach it to the mini Nutter Butter below the edible eyes.
Frost the side of a miniature red candy and attach it to the side of the "beak."
Pipe frosting on the bottom of the large Nutter Butters and attach the mini Nutter Butter "face."
Frost the back of 3 candy corns and attach them to the top of the large Nutter Butters.
Allow to frosting to dry and set.