You say you’re looking forward to the turkey and stuffing this Thanksgiving, but we all know you’re really just holding out for dessert. You’ve got your eye on the very necessary pumpkin pie, but keep an open mind: These adorable pilgrim hat cookies will make a cute and creative addition to your Thanksgiving dessert spread.

What better way to bond with family and friends than by making (and eating) some deliciously festive pilgrim hat cookies?

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:2 minutes
  • Total Time:12 minutes
  • Servings:15
  • Easy


  • 15 fudge-striped cookies
  • 15 marshmallows
  • 2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon yellow icing
  • Step 1

    Lay out marshmallows and fudge-striped cookies (chocolate side up) on a baking sheet.

  • Step 2

    Pour chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl.

  • Step 3

    Melt chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between each interval.

  • Step 4

    Dip each marshmallow in the melted chocolate.

    #SpoonTip: Use a spoon or a fork to move the marshmallow around for full chocolate coverage.

  • Step 5

    Place each chocolate-covered marshmallow on top of a fudge-striped cookie.

  • Step 6

    Place cookies in the freezer until the chocolate shell hardens.

  • Step 7

    Squeeze yellow icing into a plastic bag.

    #SpoonTip: Cut off a small corner of the plastic bag to create an icing dispenser.

  • Step 8

    Use the yellow icing to create small square hat buckles on each of the pilgrim hats.

    #SpoonTip: Be creative! Personalize each pilgrim hat and use them at the Thanksgiving dinner table instead of place cards.