Turkey Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

I’ve got to share these turkey peanut butter cup cookies with you guys! A perfect way to sweeten up your holiday feast, with little turkey cookies to share.  A peanut butter cup cookie base, topped with candies to transform this ordinary cookie into a little turkey. Your children will love helping create these adorable turkey cookies this fall!

Making fun desserts is something I love to do around the holidays. It has become a tradition and the kids love making them, and eating the cookies once complete! The fun thing about these turkey peanut butter cup cookies is they are so simple to make. Grab some miniature Reese’s cups, candy corn, and candy eyes and you can get to baking. The base of these cookies is a homemade peanut butter cookie that is light, flaky, and full of that rich peanut butter taste.

Other Tasty Cookies To Make

Candy Corn Turkey Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

You will find there are only two sides of the fence when it comes to candy corn. You either love it or you hate it. I personally love it, especially for baking up fun holiday inspired desserts like these turkey cookies. They add color, and you got to admit candy corn just screams Thanksgiving and fall. So grab a bag and have some fun making these tasty cookies for any kid or adult to love.

How to Make Turkey Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

So simple to make, just follow the peanut butter cookie recipe, and bake accordingly. Then follow up by placing your mini Reese’s inside the warm cookie, so it smashes down good.

Then grab your candies and create a fun and silly turkey that will put a smile on everyone’s face.

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Toppings for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Directions for Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe
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.

Turkey Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These Peanut Butter Cookies Decorated to look like Turkeys are a PERFECT Thanksgiving dessert!

Ingredients

  • 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 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Toppings for Turkey Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  • 1 cup sugar for rolling
  • Miniature Reese’s cups
  • Miniature M&M’s
  • Small candy eyes
  • Candy corn

Instructions

    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.

    Turkey Peanut Butter Cup

We have made these in past years and sat a cookie down next to each chair around the table and then placed a name card by each turkey so everyone knew where to sit, and everyone got a cookie. It was a fun way for the kids to help set the table, and of course hand out a little dessert.

Just make sure to store these in an airtight container, and allow them to fully cool before you put them up. If not you can create condensation in the container and it can kind of ruin the candy corn.

What is your favorite homemade cookie?