Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Cookies

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I love Thanksgiving.  It’s a low-stress holiday that revolves around family and food.  What’s not to love?!  In addition to all the regular Thanksgiving dishes, my kids really enjoy these fun and easy Pilgrim’s Hat and Turkey cookies as a treat on Thanksgiving.
3 cookies decorated to look like a pilgrim hat with title text reading Pilgrim Hat Cookies
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I usually raid the Halloween candy (shhhh, don’t tell on me) and collect the Reese’s peanut butter cups (the smaller sized ones work better) and the Rolos.  You’ll also need chocolate wafer cookies to make the brim of the hat and yellow frosting for the band and buckle.

chocolate wafer cookies, yellow icing tube, reeses candy
Put a small dab of frosting in the middle of the cookie to hold the candy in place.
a little bit of yellow frosting on the center of a chocolate wafer next to a tube of frosting
Place the small Reese’s cup in the middle of the cookie and accent with a band of yellow frosting and a small square “buckle”.
a cookie decorated to look like a pilgrim hat
You can add a Rolo to the edge of a cookie and use the frosting to make a turkey cookie.
a cookie decorated to look like a turkey
They’re easy to make and a fun activity for the kids while you’re waiting for the turkey to cook.
2 cookies decorated to look like a pilgrim hat and one cookie decorated to look like a turkey
Have fun making your own Pilgrim Hats and Turkey cookies this Thanksgiving.
3 cookies decorated to look like a pilgrim hat
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  1. These are ADORABLE! I think even I could manage the hats, but you lost me at the turkey. I’m afraid my fine motor skills would fail me there. This will be a fun, easy treat to make with/for the kids. Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are the cutest cookies! I don’t have any leftover candy from Halloween, but I think I may have to go out and buy some. I know these would go over big in my house! Great idea!

  3. Hi Susan – I’m eating 4 of these right now vicariously! They look sooo easy to make – and I guarantee you these will be a part of our Thanksgiving! Hugs, Holly

  4. LOVE!!! Pinned.
    Next week after the insanity of bday party planning for my son, I’ll focus on Thxgiving….will def be out buying these ingred!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are sooooooooooo cute Susan !!I wonder if you could resist eating them while making them. I’m not sure I could….. 🙂

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