Cute Thanksgiving Food

Thanksgiving Turkey Cinnamon Rolls

These darling turkeys are the perfect Thanksgiving treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Raise 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 600kcal


  • 1 cup warm whole milk 105°
  • 1 packet 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • pinch salt


  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups Imperial Sugar Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch salt

For the turkeys:

  • 24 slices cooked bacon sliced in half
  • 24 candy eyes
  • 6 orange fruit chew candies sliced on the diagonal
  • 12 red jellybeans or small cinnamon mints


  • In a stand mixer, pour warm milk, sugar, yeast; stir.
  • Once the yeast has activated and becomes bubbly, add flour, butter, eggs, salt. Turn mixer on low until incorporated and smooth.
  • Cover; let set for an hour.
  • Once dough has doubled in size, turn out onto a floured surface and roll out into a rectangle.
  • In a small bowl, mix butter, sugar, and cinnamon for the filling.
  • Evenly spread onto the dough and roll into a log.
  • Cut the ends off and cut into even 1.5 inches slices, about 12.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover. Let rise for 20-25 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  • While the rolls are cooling, mix the frosting.
  • When rolls have cooled, frost each cinnamon roll.
  • Cut each piece of bacon in half. Use some of the frosting to act as a glue and stick the bacon on the side of the roll. Add the eyes, orange fruit chews and red jelly beans.


Calories: 600kcal