Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
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Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial

November 24, 2013
What's a Thanksgiving meal without turkey, cranberry sauce, and Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies. Well, maybe the Pilgrim Hat Cookies aren't a tradition quite yet... but maybe they will be after you complete this tutorial. Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies are a treat that hold their own surprise treat right inside of the hat. We chose mini M&M's, but anything that fits is fair game. There are a few days left till Thanksgiving, so whip up a batch of our cut-out sugar cookies and get stacking... these cookies will put all other Thanksgiving cookies to shame.

Stackable Pilgrim Hat Cookies Tutorial Supplies

Round Cookie Cutters (2-inch, 1.5inch, 1 inch)
Cut-Out Sugar Cookies Recipe (3/4 batch colored brown, 1/4 batch colored dark brown or black) Cut-out a round brown 2-inch sized cookie for the base. One round black and two round brown 1.5-inch cookies with a 1-inch center removed, for building up the hat, and one round 1 or 1.5-inch sized cookie for the top of the hat
Frosting of your choice or Royal Icing (we used store bought cookie icing)
Mini M&M's
Square Candy (we used Eclipse gum that we halved)

Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial Step-By-Step Directions

1) Gather your supplies.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
2) Start with a 2-inch brown cookie for the base of the hat.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
3) Next, take a black 1.5-inch open center cookie, squeeze a thin layer of frosting onto the bottom and place it in the middle of the 2-inch cookie.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
4) Then, grab a brown 1.5-inch open center cookie, add some frosting onto the bottom, and stack upon the black cookie.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
5) Repeat with another brown 1.5 inch open center cookie.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
6) Next, take a piece of square gum or candy, dot a bit of frosting onto the back of the gum, and place it onto the lower middle section of the hat. Hold for about 30 seconds until dry.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
7) Fill the Pilgrim hat with mini M&M's (or small candies of your choice).
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
8) Place 1-inch or 1.5-inch brown cookie on top to hide the candy for its big reveal, or leave the top off completely.
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial
Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Tutorial

Pilgrim Hat Surprise Cookies Sweet Notes

Feel free to be creative with your candy choices. We suggest buying mini candies for the middle of the Pilgrim Hats since it fits best
We used Americolor brown and black to color our cookie dough
Inspired by Glorious Treats
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