Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Pilgrim Hats You Can Feast On

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat TreatsEach Thanksgiving I let the kids and I make up little treats to snack on while they're waiting for dinner to be ready and these little hats are a great way to keep small hands busy and out of the olives.

With a ginger snap on the bottom and an upside-down miniature-sized Reese's peanut butter cup on the top (glued together with a dot of frosting) you've got a holiday treat that's probably much more indulgent than the Pilgrims would ever have allowed. It's a Thanksgiving irony!

I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere about eating your hat but I'm too slow to figure it out right now.

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45 comments:

poppy fields said...

I am on my way, give me 24 hours or so, but I really like the looks of those cookies :)

illahee said...

those are adorable! and i LOVE peanut butter cups. good thing i can't get them easily here!!

One Mom said...

those look just too tempting...how will they eat the turkey when these are available?

Becky said...

I've been making these for years - they are a huge hit with my family - with a slight variation - I use a chocolate wafer cookie instead of a ginger snap. Nabisco makes the chocolate wafer cookies ... not always easy to find though. Thanks for the reminder to start looking now!

Lizzybee said...

Oh my! What a great idea-they look so cute! Can't wait to try these out, my family will love them.

Marci said...

Perfect! These look so simple to do,yet fancy!

jubilee said...

My hat's off to you for such a creative and tasty treat!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Those are so cute and sooooooooooo original! YUMMY!

mum2twelve said...

At first glance I thought they were cupcakes on top but Reese's peanut butter cup - as my three year old would say sliiiieeerrrrrp as she wipes her tongue across her lips!

They also look adorable. Did you bake the ginger snaps or make them?

Annette Lyon said...

I'm not hosting Thanksgiving this year, so I can totally do something like this with the kidlets. They'll love it. Great idea!

Janet said...

These look a lot easier than the turkeys I make out of oreos and candy corn. I love ginger snaps.

ewe are here said...

Yum, peanut butter cups!

Love these.

verygoodyear said...

Sooo cute! And so simple :]

Michelle said...

Oh those look yummy..I love the name as well.

Pencil Writer said...

Cute (and I'm sure tasty) project. Esp. the eating part!

Lisa Milton said...

I am so stealing this idea for the kids this year. Brilliant.

Kim said...

What a great idea!

Thanksgiving is one holiday that I don't really have any activities for the kids, other than making the place cards for the table. They will love these!

Mrs. Who said...

I just sent an email to my daughter with this link telling her we need to make these for Thanksgiving - and she has a comment above!! (lizzybee)

Small world!

The Bertone's said...

Very cute idea. Thanks, I bet my kids will have a blast making these! I love Reese's peanut butter cups too!

Killlashandra said...

Those are an adorable idea. We use those chocolate covered pringles and put a rollos on top and you have the perfect cowboy hat. ;)

ooglebloops said...

If only my kids were still in elementary school - these are sooo cute!!!!

Joyful Days said...

This is great!! We will be making these. Thanks.

Duke, Kathryn, & Seamus said...

These are so cute! I'm definately going to make them this Thanksgiving.

marina said...

I love these!!!!!!!! i am sure that even my son, who doesn't believe in eating anything, will want to eat these babies.
MuchaCostaRica

katy said...

We have a cookie exchange this weekend. I'm going to make these! Thanks.

Musings of a Housewife said...

Okay. THOSE are too cute for words.

Jennifer said...

Way cute!!!!

Sonja said...

I was trying really hard to come up with a joke...but I guess I'm slow too.

Brilliant cookies. My family thanks you in advance.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

These are adorable!!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

First time visitor - I've had a blast browsing. :)

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the cute idea!

SarahHub said...

These are so cute! And they look easy! Thanks!

Lis Garrett said...

This is a FANTASTIC idea, Michelle! We are celebrating Thanksgiving at a rather child-unfriendly house, so I'm scrambling to find LOTS of activities to keep my kids out of trouble. This is perfect!

Leslie said...

These look perfect for the large family Thanksgiving I'm hosting this year. The kids are going to love them! Thanks Michelle!

all over the map said...

we don't have reeses here. ok well, maybe in some shop somewhere with imports and i'm guessing they'd cost a pretty penny but i've never been on the hunt for them. this makes me miss reeses and all the wonderful sweets to make with them. yum!
i'm pretty sure i'd also be sick from devouring those before i ever ate the turkey dinner. maybe it's a good thing we don't have those here? :)

Octamom said...

Fantastic! And, of course, Reese's are my favs and should be used often during the holidays. The Pilgrims would have wanted it that way....

Blessings!

Phyllis Sommer said...

these are adorable. i wonder if i can get peanut-free peanut-butter-cups??? this would be perfect for the teacher appreciation lunch at our school but it's gotta be peanut free. i'll work on it. these are so cute.

Heather - CROQZine.com said...

I would love to feature these on Littlenummies.net! They're so cute! Great job!

bidemmi said...

I am going to make these for my class and our little feast!!!

Columbia Lily said...

um...these might be the most awesome things ever.

Lei said...

I LOVE THESE! Love them.

Jodi said...

those are so super cute - great job!

Jenni said...

These look yummy! You should know, however, that the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving involved THREE STRAIGHT DAYS of feasting and games. Those folks didn't have a problem with indulgence when it was the proper time. They'd probably gobble these down!

Just the homeschooler in me coming out with that tidbit of info...LOL.

Rene' said...

For those of you that want peanut butter free; You can use chocolate dipped marshmallows. I just made them tonight. They are fabulous. You can see them on my blog. I will also be making these as I love peanut butter cups.

cooking71 said...

For those that want peanut free, I made them with Rollos.