Nutter Butter Turkeys

If you are looking for a simple and cute recipe for the Thanksgiving season -look  no further! These Nutter Butter Turkey treats are not only tasty,but make a super cute centerpiece, and also a cute garnish to add for your kids school thanksgiving festivities!

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Package of Nutter Butter cookies
Container of mini candy eyes
Orange M&M’s

Royal Icing Ingredients:

2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
red & orange gel food coloring


Assembly directions for the Nutter Turkey will follow the directions for the royal icing.

Icing Directions:

-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
-Divide the icing into thirds
– The first bowl add several drops of orange gel food coloring. Stir to blend.
-In the second bowl, add drops of red gel food coloring, mixing well to incorporate the color.
-The third bowl of icing remains white,
-Pour each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.

Nutter Turkey Assembly Directions:

-Lay out several Nutter Butter cookies.
-Separate the orange M&M’s on a plate.
-Pour out the mini candy eyes in a small bowl.
-Using the picture of the Nutter Cookies for an outline.
-After referring to the picture, decide where you want to place the eyes, make a small dot on the cookie with white icing and place the candy eyes over the dots. Allow a few seconds for the eyes to dry.

Nutter turkey cookie inprocess1
-Apply a small dot of orange icing in the area for the nose, hold the orange M&M to the orange icing for a 30 seconds until it “glues” on to it.
-With the frosting bag of red icing draw a “waddle” on the side of the turkey’s face coming from the side of the orange nose.

Nutter turkey cookie inprocess 2
-Allow the icing to completely dry for about an hour or until when you touch the waddle it is dry.


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