Turkey Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

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This fun and easy Turkey Thanksgiving Sugar cookies recipe will be a huge hit wherever you serve them. Grab your favorite Sugar cookie recipe and make it sparkle with this fun tutorial. Everyone will gobble them up! 
Turkey Sugar cookies

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Turkey Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

Who doesn’t love delicious sugar cookies? Here’s a fun spin for Thanksgiving! Turkey Thanksgiving Sugar cookies are  a delicious cookie treat. So much fun to look at it will be hard to eat. But I promise once you eat this delicious cookie you won’t be able to stop gobbling them up!   All you really need for this fun and easy project is your favorite sugar recipe.

You can use this one below:

What you’ll Need:

2 ¾ cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of butter, softened
1½ cups of sugar
1 egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar, about 4 minutes using a hand mixer.
Add egg and vanilla to butter mixture and mix together. Slowly add in flour mixture,Do not over mix.
To a well greased pan, add 2 tablespoons of cookie dough for jumbo cookies, or 1 ½ teaspoons for regular sized cookies.

How to decorate Turkey Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies

Bake jumbo cookies for 13-15 minutes or until edges become slightly golden brown. Bake regular cookies for 8-10 minutes. Cool on pan for 1 minute before transferring to wire rack. Make sure they are fully cooled before decorating.

Decorating takes 3 easy steps!

What you’ll need:

Candy Eyeballs 

Wilton Sparkle Orange Gel Paint –This one has an added pumpkin spice flavor 🙂

Wilton Sparkle Red Gel Paint Paint

and a semi steady hand 🙂

Just start with the orange stripes then go with the red (or vice versa) just leave a little room between each one to fill it in with the other color.

Add the eye balls. I use a bit of frosting to “glue” them on.
Thanksgiving Sugar cookies

Add a beak, kind of like a greater than symbolThanksgiving Sugar cookies

and a little loop for the wattle.Thanksgiving Dessert idea

And voila a fun rafter of turkeys ready to become a delicious treat!

Aren’t these simply adorable? Thanksgiving Cookie Recipe

Looking for more fall fun treats? Check out these 20 Pumpkin Spice recipes for a delicious fall  or Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies!


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  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    I love the way these cookies came out, the children are going to have fun making these.

    November 7, 2021 at 7:39 am
  • Reply denise low

    Thank you for sharing. Now we can make santa cookies with the same recipes.

    December 2, 2017 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Noura A

    These are great, i am always looking with turkey inspirations x

    November 21, 2017 at 11:45 am
  • Reply Linda C

    These are adorable and look so easy to make.

    November 20, 2017 at 9:17 am
  • Reply Calvin F.

    Really silly turkey, these are fun!!

    November 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply Sandy Tsoi

    It is so cute I would try it too.

    November 10, 2017 at 10:34 pm


    November 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Molli Taylor

    thesea re adorable and simple! cant wait to make them

    November 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Sarah L

    That sparkle gel paint really makes these cookies pop!

    November 6, 2017 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These sugar cookies are so cute. We love sugar cookies at our house. My grandchildren will be so excited with these

    November 6, 2017 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Oh these are adorable!! What a fun treat for my son and I to make together! Since they are peanut free he could bring them to school for a snack too!!! Which is always a clear win 😉 Because if I had them all home I would eat every one lol!

    November 6, 2017 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply Grace Inguanzo

    Love the candy eye balls, you can use them over and over, Thanks, Conservamom!

    November 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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  • Reply Donna L.

    These are so cute!

    November 6, 2017 at 3:34 am
  • Reply Anna Mitchell

    These are so cute and they look like they taste really good too!

    November 5, 2017 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Kimberly Flickinger

    These cookies are too cute, not to mention they look delicious. I am definitely making these for Turkey Day.

    November 5, 2017 at 6:44 pm
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