Snowy Pine Cones

Total Time

Prep: 1-1/4 hours


16 pine cone cookies

Updated: Aug. 09, 2023
Pull out each Goldfish graham and dip it into the soft center to snack on these pine cones. There's nothing more fun or creative on the cookie table this year! —Betty MacArthur, Portland, Oregon
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  • 8 cups Goldfish fudge brownie grahams (about 24 ounces), divided
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup Biscoff creamy cookie spread
  • 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 8 pretzel rods, halved


  1. Pulse 1 cup grahams in a food processor until fine crumbs form. In a large bowl, beat butter, Nutella, cookie spread and 3 cups confectioners' sugar until smooth; stir in crumbs.
  2. Mold 1/4 cup dough around a pretzel rod in a cone shape to within 1 in. of top; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Starting at the bottom, insert tail ends of Goldfish grahams, flat side up, into dough to resemble a pine cone, trimming tails of fish as needed near the top. Using kitchen scissors, cut off tip of pretzel; place a small amount of dough on top of pretzel. Repeat with remaining dough and pretzels.
  3. Dust pine cones with remaining confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This dough can be made ahead and refrigerated; just bring to room temp again before shaping into cones.
  • To achieve a perfect dusting of snow, we use a sifter and a light touch.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 cookie: 524 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.