Easy Thanksgiving Pilgrim’s Hat Cookie Treat

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Pilgrim’s Hat Thanksgiving Cookie
Thanksgiving Pilgrims Hat Cookies

My husband’s little brother and his girlfriend made some really cute witch’s hat cookies around Halloween so I thought I could incorporate the idea into a Thanksgiving Hat.  It was so simple I couldn’t believe how quick and easy they turned out!  All you need to make them is:

  • Shortbread cookies (the circle cookies that have fudge stripes on one side)
  • Big marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips or melting chocolate
  • Yellow frosting

So this is what I did to make them.  First, I melted my chocolate.  I just did it in the microwave.  Make sure you check it about every 20 seconds and stir it so it doesn’t burn.  Also, chocolate is easier to melt in a double boiler if you have one of those.

Next, I lined a cookie sheet with tin foil just so the cookies wouldn’t stick.  And I just place all the cookies upside down.

Then, take the marshmallow and dip it in the chocolate.  I used the spoon to help cover all the sides.  You can carefully make touch ups after you place the marshmallow on the cookie.

Make sure you cover all the sides of the marshmallow. That way it will stick to the cookie. When you’re satisfied with the look of your hat put your cookie sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to help the chocolate set quickly.

Then I made yellow icing using this excellent recipe, and just piped a square buckle on the cookie.

Tada!  All finished!

Thanksgiving Pilgrims Hat Cookies 2


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  1. Really cute idea! I also love all the Rice Krispie commercials with ideas right now
  2. Oh these are fun!
  3. I saw this recipe on Disney's Family Fun. :) Unfortunately me + melted chocolate never mix, haha. I think I'm going to try and make them into elf hats around Christmas with the striped Hershey's Kisses. :)
  4. These are too cute! And I love marshmallows! Definitely have to try with my son. :)
  5. That is adorable! My kids would be SO thrilled with chocolate covered marshmallows!...throw in a cookie and they are in heaven!
  6. I think we'll make these. They're cute and look easy enough to make, plus I love that they pay homage to Thanksgiving. :) Since you created these yourself, and I've never seen anything like the...and they're very unique!, might I consider you entering them into a recipe contest somewhere! Thanks for the great share.
  7. Sue Hull says
    Oh My Gosh! My mom will love making these at Thanksgiving. She loves to bake and make fun things for my 2 little neices. Actually they could help put the yellow on. Thanks for the great idea!
  8. this is so cute, I think the kids would love to help make these. something to try new this year for thanksgiving.
  9. Looks so cool! I will try to make it
  10. Cindi Decker says
    Very cute idea. This looks like something even I can do. I'm going to try this for Thanksgiving.
  11. Gina Brickell says
    Thank you for showing this to us! What a cute idea and so very easy to do!!
  12. Am going to make these nx yr How cute
  13. I love how simple and cute these are!