Milano Turkey Cookies

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Thanksgiving is the season of gratitude, gathering, and of course, feasting with friends and family! While we eagerly await the roast turkey, the creamy mashed potatoes, and the savory stuffing, there’s always a little room left for dessert. This year, add a silly (TASTY!) touch to your Thanksgiving menu with some adorable turkey-shaped treats – Milano Turkey Cookies.

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Every year as we leave Halloween for November 1st, I can’t help but get excited about making themed snacks and dishes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. My kids and I love transforming simple ingredients into festive creations that become the talk of the table. Today, I’m thrilled to share a recipe that’s as fun to make as it is to eat – Turkey Cookie Treats made with Milano cookies and a few sweet embellishments.


Before we dive into the directions for creating these treats, don’t forget to check out my collection of Thanksgiving content here. From DIY decor to turkey-themed dishes and printables, you’ll find a library of ideas to make your holiday memorable.

Step by Step: Creating Your Flock of Cookie Turkeys

Step 1: Assembling the Base

Begin by spreading a generous dollop of peanut butter onto one side of a Moon Pie. This will serve as the base for our treat. Gently press a Milano cookie flat into the peanut butter.

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Step 2: Crafting the Feathers

Now, let’s give these birds their plumage. Using peanut butter as our adhesive, line the curved edge of the Moon Pie with candy corn pieces, pointy ends facing outwards, mimicking the colorful feathers of a turkey’s tail.

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Step 3: Bringing the Turkey to Life

Every turkey needs a face, and this is where those sugar candy eyes come in. Stick two on the upper part of the Milano cookie, and watch your turkey start to look back at you! For the beak, attach one piece of candy corn just below the eyes with a dab of peanut butter.

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Step 4: The Finishing Touch

No turkey would be complete without its iconic red wattle. Take a Red Mike and Ike candy, and using your trusty peanut butter, affix it just beneath the beak. Voilà! You now have a sweet little turkey, ready to join its friends on the dessert table.

Finished Turkey Milano Cookies

The Thanksgiving Table Just Got Sweeter

These Turkey Cookie Treats are not just desserts; they’re conversation starters and crafty projects that everyone can get involved in. Imagine the fun you and the kids will have assembling these little guys. It’s the perfect activity to keep everyone entertained while the real turkey is roasting.

Don’t forget to snap some pictures of your cookie turkey flock before they’re gobbled up! Feel free to tag me if you post a picture of them to social media – I would love to see them! And if you’re looking for more festive Thanksgiving ideas, from side dishes to decorations, make sure to check out my other Thanksgiving-themed posts.

Printable version of Directions

Milano Turkey Cookies

A quick and sweet Thanksgiving treat!
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: thanksgiving, turkey
Servings: 10


  • Candy Corn
  • Red Mike and Ike Candy
  • 10 Milano cookies
  • 10 Moon Pies
  • Candy Eyes
  • Peanut Butter


  • Lay a Moon Pie on your work surface. Place a dollop of peanut butter on top of the Moon Pie.
  • Place a Milano cookie flat on the peanut butter. This is the turkey's body. Let about half of the cookie hang off of the Moon Pie.
    Sharpened milano turkey (1)
  • Make the turkey feathers by using peanut butter to "glue" the candy corn onto the part of the Moon Pie that sticks out behind the Milano cookie.
    Candy corn on milano cookies
  • Use peanut butter to place 2 candy eyes on the Milano cookie.
    Candy Eyes on Milano Turkeys (1)
  • Finally, add 1 candy corn and 1 red Mike and Ike candy on the Milano for the turkey's beak and wattle.
    Finished Turkey Milano Cookies


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