Brighten up your Thanksgiving table by adding one of these adorable Peanut Butter Cookie Turkeys next to each place setting. At the end of the Thanksgiving dinner, your guests can enjoy the soft and chewy peanut butter cookie for dessert.
How cute are these little guys with their peanut butter cookie bodies, cocoa peanut butter tail feathers, big candy eyes, orange candy coated sunflower beaks and red wattles, and tiny orange leaf sprinkle feet? Oh, and let’s not forget the orange jimmies on top of their head. Those little edible feathers complete the sweet look of these Peanut Butter Cookie Turkeys.
These treats would make the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving dinner. They are definitely fun enough for the kids table, but I also don’t think any adult would complain if one of these little gobblers was served for dessert.
I used my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, one I’ve had in my recipe box since childhood to make these adorable Thanksgiving desserts.
To give them a 3-D look, I baked the cookies in Wilton Brownie Pops Silicone Molds. The cavities in the molds form a domed oval shaped dessert. You can bake cookies, brownies, cakes and even cheesecakes in these molds. They are the perfect sized dessert for after a big meal and they are so much fun to decorate.
Wilton has over 50 amazing decorating ideas using their Brownie Pops Mold. Be sure to check them out. Their decorators are so clever and creative and I am often inspired by their cute holiday treats.
To decorate my peanut butter cookie turkeys I added 1/2 inch candy eyes and used orange and red candy coated chocolate sunflower seeds for the beaks and wattles. The feet are made using orange leaf sprinkles, but orange star sprinkles would work well too.
The turkey’s tail feathers are made using Wilton’s Light Cocoa Candy Melts and Wilton’s Peanut Butter Candy Melts. If you’ve never tried their peanut butter flavor candy wafers, you definitely should. They have a lovely creamy peanut butter flavor that pairs perfectly with their chocolaty Light Cocoa Candy Melts and together the colors make beautiful tail feathers.
To add a pop of color to the turkey’s head, I added two or three orange jimmie feathers. They look so cute!
Watch the video tutorial to see how you can make your own Peanut Butter Cookie Turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner.
I use so many Wilton products and am so grateful to have worked with them over the years. I have created dozens of recipes as a brand ambassador and a member of their Sweet Treat Team and they have sponsored my Fun Food Blogger Retreat for the past two years. Their products are fantastic for cookie, cake, and candy decorators and I am always excited to use them when creating my food crafts.
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- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon table salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
- 4 ounces Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts, melted
- 4 ounces Wilton Peanut Butter Candy Melts, melted
- 44 - 1/2 inch candy eyes
- 22 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
- 22 red candy coated sunflower seeds
- 44 orange leaf sprinkles
- 44 to 66 orange jimmies
Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
Blend flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Then set aside.
Beat butter, peanut butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and mix to combine.
Stir in the vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Scoop tablespoon size balls of dough into 22 of the brownie pops molds cavities.
Bake for 16-20 minutes until golden brown.
Remove and allow the cookies to cool completely.
Pop the cookies out of the mold.
Fill disposable pastry bags with the Candy Melts.
Pipe the outer edge of the turkey's tail feathers using the Light Cocoa Candy Melts onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Pipe the interior of the feathers using the Peanut Butter Candy Melts.
Freeze for about 5 minutes until hardened.
Repeat until you have 22 tail feather candies.
Use Light Cocoa Candy Melts to attach two candy eyes, a orange sunflower beak, a red sunflower wattle, two orange leaf sprinkle feet, and two or three orange jimmie head feathers onto the one side of the peanut butter cookie.
Attach the tail feathers to the opposite side so that the tops of the feathers rise above the top of the cookie.
Set aside until all the decorations have attached firmly.
Store in an airtight container until Thanksgiving.
Have fun making your own Peanut Butter Cookie Turkeys this Thanksgiving. If you make these and share pictures online, be sure to mention Hungry Happenings and link back to this post as your inspiration and use #hungryhappenings on social media.