Monday, November 7, 2011

Sharon asks: Will you share that pilgrim hat treat recipe?

I've been asked for a fun, cute treat for Thanksgiving Day that doesn't involve making dough, rolling and frosting.  This is something anyone can have fun doing and everyone will enjoy eating!

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hats -- not an original recipe of mine, but one worth sharing.  If you Google it, you'll find multiple posts and variations.  Personally, I am a royal icing girl, but not everyone wants to go through that trouble. 

Using canned frosting...

Using icing that hardens...
Hats on the left - this one is a little messier to make if you ask me, but who's asking -- oh, right -- you are!1 cup vanilla frosting, colored with 5-7 drops yellow food coloring
32 miniature peanut butter cups
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) fudge-striped cookies
32 pieces orange mini Chiclets gum or any other orange candy that with a similar look

Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip top of cup in yellow frosting. Position over center hole on the bottom of cookie, forming the hatband and crown. Add a buckle of Chiclets gum. Repeat with remaining cups and cookies. Yield: 32 cookies

Hats on the right
16 chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers)
1 tube of orange decorator icing with piping tips
16 small peanut butter cups

Place cookies on work surface; squeeze a dime-size dot of frosting in center of each. Unwrap and invert peanut butter cups on frosting, pressing down gently. Using the round piping tip, pipe a "hat-band" with frosting around peanut butter cup and a square "buckle." Let frosting set before storing. Planning Tip: Can be made up to 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.
Courtesy of WomansDay

My version... a combo of the two. I use fudge stripe bottoms, orange icing that hardens and the pb cups.

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