Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats

Sunday, November 22, 2020
Here is a fun family cookie for Thanksgiving for the kids to make and so easy, Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats.

Not only are they easy to make they are sure delicious using these fudge striped cookies and peanut butter cups.

They will love making these candy topped cookies with decorative frosting, check out the video for some tips and see how easy these are to make.

The cookies even make a fun little centerpiece on the table with such a festive colorful look.

Have fun! They taste great and so easy! Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats Tutorial such a fun cookie for the holiday and you may also like to try making Girl Scout Samoas and make them without caramel like fudge stripes.

Scroll down to the printable instructions for this fun family cookie project for the holiday.

these are store bought cookies made into pilgrim hats

how to make pilgrim hats

Festive and Fun

I love finding projects to do with the kids.

This is one that is so easy and fun they just love to make them as fast as they eat them!

The cookies are store-bought or you can make my girl scout samoas cookies without the coconut topping.

We have made cute festive foods like doll cakes, santa cookies.

I love to get creative and make lasting memories with them.

pilgrim hats with store bought cookies and reeses cups

Ingredients You Need to Have

  1. canned frosting
  2. unwrapped miniature (NOT mini) peanut butter cups
  3. fudge striped cookies
  4. colorful sugars and candies
  5. food coloring

these are peanut butter cups on top of cookies to look like Pilgrim Hats for Thanksgiving

Additions and Suggestions

  1. use any tinted frosting for the rim add mini m and m's or tiny pieces of bubblegum for the buckle
  2. for a colorful sparkle add colorful sugars on the rim of the hat
  3. turn the cookie over for the stripe effect and add a ruffle around the candy for a girl style hat
  4. decorate the top of cakes or cupcakes with these hats for a festive dessert
  5. for Halloween try making my Witches Hats
  6. for St. Patrick's Day use a Rolo candy, frost the rolo and the cookie with green frosting

this is a tray of Pilgrim hats made with fudge stripe cookies and frosting with peanut butter cups in the center

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Doll Cakes

Christmas Ice Cream Cone Trees

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Ice cream cone Easter Baskets

Tropical Beach Cake

Jello Tropical Cups

these are store bought cookies, peanut butter cups and made into Pilgrim Hats

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats Pin for later

this is a pin for later on how to make Pilgrim Hats for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Treats

Not only are these delicious fun treats to make, but they are also so festive.

These Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats, are so much fun on a cookie tray, topping cakes or cupcakes, or just around a table centerpiece on a tray.

The cookies are pretty and easy to make for the kids and the young at heart.

The kids love to make these and it's such a fun memory to make with them!

Of course, the peanut butter cups are always a big hit and the first thing they eat, enjoy.

Thanksgiving  Pilgrim Cookie Hats

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats

Yield: 18
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min
This is a fun project for Thanksgiving making Pilgrim Hats out of store-bought ingredients and super easy for the kids to make. They also make a great holiday centerpiece for the table.


  • Here's what you need to get: 
  • 1 bag of unwrapped miniature ( not mini's)peanut butter cups  around 18 in a package
  • 1 package fudge striped cookies 
  • canned frosting or use homemade frosting 
  • food coloring red, yellow to make orange
  • wax paper to set them on
  • Note: candies for the hats and colored sugars are optional, you can make them with frosting and pipe them on with frosting and a pastry bag filled with a round tip.


  1. Unwrap the candy.
  2. Place the cookies flat side up.
  3. Place a dab of frosting in the middle of the candy then place the peanut butter cup on top of the cookie.
  4. Pipe yellow frosting around the rim of the hat and decorate with a little orange rectangle or use colorful candies for the middles in any color.
  5. Frosting:
  6. 2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
  7. water
  8. shortening like Crisco
  9. food coloring red and yellow
  10. In a small bowl add about 2 cups of powdered sugar.
  11. Use a few yellow food coloring drops.
  12. A few teaspoons of water and 1 tablespoon Crisco. Mix until smooth and still thick.
  13. Add more powdered sugar if it's runny.
  14. Needs to be thick and hold the hat on top of the cookies.
  15. In another bowl make the same recipe above.
  16. For the orange mix 1 drop of red with 3 drops yellow.
  17. Follow the same procedure.
  18. Place inside a lunch size plastic baggie cut the end off where it points.
  19. Add frosting to the baggie.
  20. Proceed with decorating the cookie hats.



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Pilgrim Hats made with fudge stripe cookies, Peanut butter Pilgrim Hats, Holiday Hats, Thanksgiving Pilgram Hats, Semi Homemade cookies
cookies, semi homemade cookies, Thanksgiving Cookies
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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Cookie Hats Pin for later

Don't Forget to Try Some Other Fun Holiday Food Art Recipes!

Christmas Ice Cream Cone Trees

Graham Cracker Christmas House

these are store bought cookies made into pilgrim hats

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. What a fun treat for the kids at Thanksgiving!

  2. What a cute idea! My boys would love making these ... and eating them!

  3. I always struggle with how to play with my young nieces and nephews. This would be a fantastic project we can do together. They look delicious and easy. I'm going to have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are so cute! It would be fun for the kids to help out with, too!

  5. What a clever idea and great fun for kids to make!

  6. This is a perfect recipe to try with kids for thanksgiving. Will be giving it a try.


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