Pilgrim Hats

I love Thanksgiving.  It’s my favorite meal all year long, and I have many fantastic memories of big family dinners.  It holds a special place in my heart.  And so, when our premature son finally came home from the hospital right before Thanksgiving…my mother-in-law came to the rescue to help as I juggled a new baby and the big feast.  Having already had other grandchildren, she gave me so many helpful hints and ideas that even tho’ he was an infant and would not care about crafty treats for a long time…I could file them away for when he would.  And, more importantly, I would have plenty of impressive things to take to the many school parties I would be involved with in the years to come.  This is one of those tried and true kids’ treats that made numerous appearances both at our dinner and the classroom party table.  

Here’s what you need…

img_8872

Melted chocolate, ready for dipping…

img_8873

Pop the hat onto the cookie with the help of a toothpick…

img_8874

Onto a rack to set up and get ready for their decorative buckle…

img_8875

Dressed and ready for dinner!

img_8877

Ingredients

  • 1 package of semi-sweet or milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 package jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 package fudge striped cookies
  • tube of yellow decorator frosting

Directions

Melt the morsels in microwave according to package directions.  I used about half the package of morsels, and I was able to get about 10 hats from that.  I melted 30 seconds, then stirred, then 20 seconds, and stirred…and it was ready.  Don’t overheat or you’ll lose your chocolate!  Use a toothpick to pick up each marshmallow and dip in chocolate to coat completely.  Use toothpick to carefully place on chocolate coated backside of cookie, resembling a hat.  I just put the pick through the hole of the cookie, and then I simply slide it out.  Allow to set on top of a cooling rack with wax paper underneath to catch drips.  After treats have set, use the icing to pipe on hat bands and buckles at the base of the cookie.

Author: Debbie Nance

I am a working wife and mom, and I live with my family near Charlotte, NC. I am originally from Texas and have lived in a number of states in the southeast due to my job in radio. It sometimes requires moving to chase the dream. My husband and I have been married since 1994 and we host a country music radio show together. I am passionate about cooking and, I spend most of my time watching the Food Network, reading about food and testing new recipes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *