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

No-Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake cookies, pilgrim hat cookies, Thanksgiving cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 176 kcal
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.


  • 12 fudge stripe cookies
  • 12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups*
  • 1 tube of vanilla frosting
  • festive sprinkles or sparkling sugar
  • 12 Reese's Pieces


  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*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.