Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Easy Pilgrim Hat Cookies- Success!

If you are going to make one Thanksgiving cookie, you might as well make two, right? After spending an hour or so making the Oreo turkeys, these pilgrim hat cookies were a cake walk! (Or is it a cookie walk?)
I was also able to use the same icing recipe for both cookies. If you haven't seen the adorable Oreo turkey's, check them out here:

I found the Pilgrim Hat Cookie recipe on Pinterest, courtesy of Women's Day. It's pretty self explanatory, and I added a few things, but here's the link just in case you want to look at it!

So, the Pilgrim Hat cookies. Here's the deal!

Ingredients Needed:
- 1 package (actually more like a half a package) Fudge Stripe Cookies
- 1 bag mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (I used half a bag on this recipe and the other half for the Oreo Turkey recipe)
- Food coloring

Icing Ingredients Needed:
- 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 egg white

Step One: Make icing. As I said previously, I kinda did my own thing to get the icing a little firmer. Beat one egg white until stiff. In separate bowl, mix cream of tartar and powder sugar. Slowly add cream of tartar/powdered sugar mix to egg white. Continue to mix. This icing is pretty firm, sticks well and dries fast!

Step Two: Dye icing orange (red and yellow food coloring). Put in a Ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner.

Step Three: Unwrap Reece's and put a dab of icing in the middle. Press down over the hole in the Fudge Stripes.

Step Four: Use icing to circle the peanut butter cup and make a small square on the candy. This should resemble a hat band and buckle.

Step Five: Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to eat. Take a picture and enjoy!

If you have a pastry bag and small tips, it might work better than the Ziploc bag, but that worked fine for me. Otherwise, it's pretty easy to do. This would be a great activity to do with kids. Of course, I'm a big kid at heart so I did it all by myself! :)

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