No-Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies (Easy Thanksgiving Cookies)

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    Pilgrim Hat Cookie Recipe

    It is amazing how fast Thanksgiving seems to roll around each year. In the midst of trying to make all of the traditional dishes and pies, this year I wanted to make something cute.

    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a cute activity for kids and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients! #thanksgivingcookies #pilgrimhats www.savoryexperiments.com

    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a simple, yet cute activity for kids and a wonderful decoration for a dessert tray on Thanksgiving. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients.

    If you follow Savory Experiments, you’ll know that I am the worst dessert decorator ever.

    Like horrible. So bad, you’d think a baby got ahold of the frosting tube.

    To compensate for my lack of artistic ability, I have to come up with other clever ways of making cute desserts. As a food blogger, the pressure is on!

    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a cute activity for kids and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients! #thanksgivingcookies #pilgrimhats www.savoryexperiments.com

    The cute little turkey cupcakes with candy corn feathers were so played out so I was on the hunt for something new. No Bake Pilgrim Hats were just the ticket. Who doesn’t love a no bake cookie?

    Pilgrim hat cookies for Thanksgiving

    Fudge Stripe cookies and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups make the body of the cookie and the “hat”. Frosting, cookies n’ creme sprinkles and Reese’s Pieces make these the cutest pilgrim hats you ever did see!

    I’m sure our original settlers were just as colorful and festive in their headwear.

    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a cute activity for kids and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients! #thanksgivingcookies #pilgrimhats www.savoryexperiments.com

    I like using Reese’s Pieces because the chocolate and peanut butter flavors just flow, but you can also use candy corn or even cinnamon imperials.

    Use leftover Reese’s Pieces to make another festive and easy Thanksgiving cookie, my Corn Cookies.

    Make both no-bake Bake Pilgrim Hats and Corn Cookies for a beautifully plated dessert platter or use them as part of your centerpiece or adornment for a cake.

    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a cute activity for kids and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients! #thanksgivingcookies #pilgrimhats www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you like our No-Bake Pilgrim hat Cookies, check out our other Thanksgiving desserts!

    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a cute activity for kids and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients! #thanksgivingcookies #pilgrimhats www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you are looking for even more dessert recipes, snag a copy of my Easy Dessert Recipes Mini-Cookbook. Available here for only $0.99, these easy dessert recipes are ready with less than 30 minutes hands-on time and are sure to please all your family friends. From no-bake to make-ahead, you are sure to find something you love!

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    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies are a cute activity for kids and the perfect Thanksgiving dessert. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients! #thanksgivingcookies #pilgrimhats www.savoryexperiments.com
    No-Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     
    No-bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies a simple, yet cute activity for kids and a wonderful decoration for a dessert tray on Thanksgiving. They require no baking and only 4 ingredients.
    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: no bake cookies, pilgrim hat cookies, Thanksgiving cookies
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 176 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 12 fudge stripe cookies
    • 12 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups*
    • 1 tube of vanilla frosting
    • festive sprinkles or sparkling sugar
    • 12 Reese’s Pieces
    Instructions
    1. Unwrap all of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and count out your cookies.
    2. Using a fine writing tip on your tube of frosting, pipe out three circles around the edges of the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup. The goal is for excess to squeeze out slightly to resemble a ribbon around the hat. Don’t put any in the middle because it will drip out through the hole of the cookie.
    3. Press Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup down on the bottom (chocolate covered side) of the fudge stripe cookie. Allow frosting to seep out slightly.
    4. Shake sprinkles or sparkling sugar on wet frosting, tapping off excess. 

    5. Dab a bit of frosting on one side of a Reese’s Pieces and attach to the brim to make a buckle.
    6. If you’ve tried this recipe, please come back and let us know! 

    Recipe Notes

    *Freezing the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups for 15 minutes before handling helps the wrapping come off easier. 

    Nutrition Facts
    No-Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 176 Calories from Fat 63
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 7g11%
    Saturated Fat 2g13%
    Cholesterol 1mg0%
    Sodium 145mg6%
    Potassium 83mg2%
    Carbohydrates 18g6%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 12g13%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 10IU0%
    Calcium 17mg2%
    Iron 0.7mg4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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