Pilgrim Hat Cookies

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Thanksgiving is right around the corner (can you believe it?) so I knew just the recipe to pull out for our kids to make. We put together these adorable pilgrim hat cookies last year and everyone at Thanksgiving dinner was so taken with them, they earned a repeat. Of course, from the kids’ perspective, any messy project that includes melted lickable chocolate dripping off their fingers is a keeper!

Ingredients
• 24 chocolate-striped shortbread cookies
• 12 ounces chocolate chips
• 24 regular-sized marshmallows
•  small tube of yellow frosting, or white frosting and yellow food coloring

Directions
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Lay cookies on the sheet chocolate side up.

Pour chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl. Melt by microwaving at 50% power for 2 minutes, stirring, then heating for 30 seconds at 50% power and stirring again.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies - chocolate chipsPut a toothpick into a marshmallow and dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies - dipping marshmallowScrape excess chocolate off the marshmallow with a knife or spoon.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies - scraping chocolate with spoonPut the toothpick through the center of a cookie (make sure the chocolate side is face up) and pull it all the way out. The coated marshmallow will come off the toothpick and onto the center of the cookie.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies - insert toothpickPilgrim Hat Cookies - remove toothpickSome fudge striped shortbread cookies have holes in them already; ours had a very small hole that was filled with chocolate, but it was easy to push through the chocolate with the toothpick. Place the cookie back on the sheet and repeat with the rest of the marshmallows and cookies.

Refrigerate the marshmallows/cookies for about 20 minutes or until the chocolate is set. It is important to put them in the fridge to temper the chocolate. If you leave them on the counter to cool, the chocolate will get white stripes in it (ask me how I know!)

After the chocolate has set, pipe a buckle on each hat with your yellow frosting. If you prefer, you can use white frosting died with yellow food coloring.

Pilgrim Hat Cookies - piping bucklesOur littlest needed a bit of help with piping at first. One tip that will help is to remember to squeeze from the bottom of the frosting in the tube, not the middle. That way the pressure will remain consistent.

Then of course all that is left is to share them with your friends and enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Pilgrim Hat Cookies
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Recipe type: Cooking With Kids
Serves: 24
 
These cute Thanksgiving cookies are easy for kids to assemble and a yummy crowd pleaser.
Ingredients
  • 24 chocolate-striped shortbread cookies
  • 12 ounces chocolate chips
  • 24 regular-sized marshmallows
  • small tube of yellow frosting, or white frosting and yellow food coloring
Instructions
  1. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Lay cookies on sheet chocolate side up.
  2. Pour chocolate chips into a microwaveable bowl. Melt by microwaving at 50% power for 2 minutes, stirring, then heating for 30 seconds at 50% power and stirring again.
  3. Put a toothpick into a marshmallow and dip the marshmallow into the melted chocolate. Scrape excess chocolate off the marshmallow with a knife or spoon. Put the toothpick through hole in a cookie (make sure the chocolate side is face up) and pull the coated marshmallow off the toothpick and onto the center of the cookie. Place cookie on sheet. Repeat with remainder of marshmallows/cookies.
  4. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  5. Pipe a buckle on each hat with the yellow frosting.

 

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» Karee
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said: { Nov 13, 2012 - 07:11:42 }

Very fun, Patti! Can’t wait to make these next week with my kids when we’re focused on Thanksgiving crafts and fun!



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