Pilgrim Hat Cookies Recipe
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Pilgrim Hat Cookies Recipe

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We dreamed up this combination for a yummy treat to take into school before our Thanksgiving break. Everyone loved them! —Megan and Mitchell Vogel, Jefferson, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 130 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small shallow bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Pilgrim Hat Cookies in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p34

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 257316
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"Super easy and very cute. I used cut up fruit leather for the buckles."

[email protected] User ID: 193450 238440
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"Super easy and very cute. Had 2 dozen of them done in about 15 minutes. Could not find Chiclets anywhere, but was able to find Tic Tacs in a color that worked perfectly."

cynandtom User ID: 2224843 238014
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"I made these with my kindergarten class. easy enough for them to follow instructions. They came out adorable, I used icing as well for the buckles. Kids gave recipe 5 stars, they devoured them and said "These are delicious!""

hchambers User ID: 7140928 237037
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"Adorable! My kids had a blast making these and everyone enjoyed eating them."

Kathy_Chips User ID: 1408521 164437
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"I made these this past Thanksgiving for my daughters, my niece, and my nephews. They were a big hit. I saved a step and bought a tube of decorator's yellow icing, and I used sprinkles instead of chiclets for the buckles. They were so easy to make, and yummy too!"

MrsProper User ID: 6368974 95887
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Very simple the 6 year old did these and had a lot of fun."

resalee User ID: 2666727 177635
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"Fun to make Thanksgiving morning with my 13 year old daughter while we watched the parade. Used plain white icing without the food coloring and looked just as good. Couldn't find Chiclets so cut slices of a Lifesaver Gummy and it worked great. Everyone loved them! They are our new Thanksgiving tradition!"

KristinLeeGreenwald User ID: 1813332 175935
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"I used mini m&m's and just picked out yellow and orange ones"

xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 159320
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

"Really easy to make. Couldn't find the chiclets gum so I used tic tacs instead. Took this to my daughter's classroom for her Thanksgiving feast and didn't get any back!!"

No.1FamilyBaker User ID: 427052 159319
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"These cookies are so easy to make and always a hit! They're now a part of our annual Thanksgiving dessert menu."

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