During my planning for Thanksgiving, I looked through my Taste of Home magazines to get ideas. We are going to be with friends who have two small children. I found something fun for them, that I could also make for the Bible club kids and for the residents at the home where Q works.
Well...I found it...pilgrim hat cookies!
(photo courtesy of Taste of Home magazine, October/November 2008)
Aren't they so adorable? And you don't need a lot of time to put them together. I made a bunch this morning to use for the different groups this week.
Everything is store bought, but you could make your own frosting like I did. I had a hard time finding mini Chiclets gum, so I cut up small pieces of orange Starburst candy and used that instead.
This is a fun activity to do with the kids in your home or even in your Sunday School class. Even though I really like turkey activities, this one made me think of the teaching opportunities you can do while you make these Pilgrim hats. You can talk about the first Thanksgiving story and ask questions about how they may have felt if they were a part of this event in history. Eat other Thanksgiving snacks like popcorn and cheese/turkey slices on crackers to go along with this sweet treat.
Pilgrim Hat Cookies
1 cup vanilla frosting
7 drops yellow food coloring
32 miniature peanut butter cups
1 package (11-1/2 ounces) fudge-striped cookies
32 pieces orange mini Chilclets gum (or orange Starburst candy)
In a small shallow bowl, combine frosting and food coloring. Remove paper liners from peanut butter cups. Holding the bottom of a peanut butter cup, dip top of cup in yellow frosting. Position over center hole of a cookie, forming the hatband and crown. Add a buckle of Chiclets gum or Starburst piece. Repeat with remaining cups and cookies. Yield: 32 cookies.