Pilgrim Hat Cookies

I saw variations of these Pilgrim Hat Cookies on Pinterest and I thought they looked really fun.  They will be a great treat to make with my son, Aaron, once he gets older.  They are also really tasty too!! I plan to make more of these for Thanksgiving dessert and they can even be used as place card holders.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies
(Adapted from recipe at Taste of Home)

1 tub of ready-made cream cheese frosting
1 tablespoon of peanut butter
1 package of chocolate wafers (my package had 42 cookies)
42 miniature peanut butter cups
orange frosting

1.  Empty the frosting into a small bowl and add the peanut butter.  Beat on low until the frosting and peanut butter are combined to make peanut butter frosting.

2.  Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip the top in the peanut butter frosting, swirling it around to cover it.  Place the top of the peanut butter cup on the center of the chocolate wafer, forming the hat.

3.  Then frost a square shape on the center of the peanut butter cup, forming the buckle.

4.  Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining cookies and peanut butter cups. 


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  1. Cute and fun to make with kiddos! I’ll have to pick up the supplies so my kids can make these Thanksgiving morning while I’m buzzing around my kitchen. Thanks for sharing on Mangia Mondays – such an adorable idea!

  2. These are so cute! My daughter would love them. I’d love for you to join my weekly linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday sometime!

  3. These are so adorable. I think you were featured this week because I have seen these a couple of times. I am sure you knew that already…of course. But, now I can’t remember where I saw your photos….or I would tell you, in case you didn’t know. Glad you shared them on Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits. Hope you will come back next week.

  4. these are very cute. I wish I had more time before Thanksgiving to make them, my daughter would have loved it.

  5. What a great idea for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your Pilgrim Hat Cookies with Let’s Do Brunch.

  6. These are adorable. I wish, I had seen this before my grandchildren left. It would have been fun to make with them. They are being featured, tomorrow on Let’s Do Brunch on My Sweet and Savory.

  7. So cute! I’ll have to remember this so I can make them next year!