Gluten-Free Turkey Cookies

Normally I bring you a recycled craft project each month. But, if you are like me, you have hoards of leftover Halloween candy. So this month I’m showing you how to make super cute gluten-free turkey cookies using some of that Halloween candy. Kids will love making them.

Gluten-free Turkey Cookies using leftover Halloween candy

I absolutely love decorating cookies over the holiday season, especially when it’s something fun that I can do with (or for) my kids.

What you need:

  • Round Sugar Cookies – there’s a great gluten-free recipe here.
  • Chocolate Frosting – some store bought are actually gluten-free, which is what I used, but if you want homemade, try this recipe.
  • Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup – all are gluten-free except holiday shapes
  • M&M’s – in assorted colors
  • Candy eyeballs
  • Jelly Belly Candy Corn
  • Wilton Sparkle Gel – red and yellow or orange.

Make sure your cookies are completely cooled on wire racks before decorating.

Using a knife to spread a fairly thin layer of chocolate frosting over the cookie.

Place the Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup upside down, a little lower than center, for the face.

Place rows of M&M’s around the top of the cookie, sticking them into the frosting.

Add the candy eyes and candy corn beak, using a little chocolate frosting to attach them to the peanut butter cup.

Using the sparkle gel, add the wattle and feet.



Don’t miss a single post! Subscribe to my RSS feed or sign up to have my posts delivered to your email.

About Tonya Staab

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore, a lifestyle blog that inspires parents to craft, cook, travel, and celebrate every day with their children.

  • Pingback: Counting Down to Thanksgiving with 8 Fun Turkey-rific Recipes()

  • Christy Stricklin Hopper

    These cookies are so cute!! I made them for Thanksgivivg and my son gobbled them up!!!

    • Kelly

      Aw that’s great! :) Hope you had a happy holiday.

  • gigi n jimmy borden

    these are absolutely adorable, thanks for sharing!!!!!

  • Pingback: 27 Thanksgiving Posts You Don’t Want To Miss()

  • Pingback: Favorite Thanksgiving Ideas - JOYFUL scribblings | JOYFUL scribblings()

  • Pingback: a()

  • dawn@joyfulscribblings

    Love these! Shared them on my facebook page for all my gluten-free friends.

    • Kelly Whalen

      Thank you!

  • Michelle @ My Gluten-free Kitc

    These are so cute! I just pinned so I can make these soon! Thanks so much for linking to my sugar cookie recipe. So glad you liked it and it worked well for you in this recipe. I’ll share this on my FB page today too.

    • Kelly Whalen

      Anytime! Thanks for sharing on your Facebook page.