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Easy Gumdrop Turkey Cookies

Add a little fun to your holiday menu with these festive gumdrop turkey cookies. They're simple to make and the kids will love them!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, candy, chocolate, cookies, fall, thanksgiving, turkey
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 165kcal


  • 12 Snickerdoodle or Sugar cookies
  • 1/4 cup frosting
  • 12 Nutter Butters
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • 12 Tic Tacs
  • 1 tablespoon of red frosting
  • 180 candy gumdrops


  • Make the Body - Add some frosting to one side of a Nutter Butter cookie, then place it on top of the round cookie.
    putting frosting on the back of a nutter butter cookie so it sticks to a round snickerdoodle
  • Make the Face - Secure two candy eyes and a Tic Tac with some frosting, then add a "waddle" with the red icing.
    adding a turkey face to a nutter butter cookie
  • Make the Feathers - Stick 3 gumdrops on a toothpick, leaving the bottom of the toothpick exposed. Repeat until you have 5 filled toothpicks. Then, stick the bottom of each toothpick into the round cookie so it looks like a turkey's feathers.
    adding gumdrops to toothpicks to make turkey feathers
  • ... and you're done!
    several turkey cookies on a counter


Nutritional information is approximate and will change based on the cookies and ingredients you use. 


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg