Pilgrim Cookie

Pilgrim Cookie
Illustration by Cyndi Coon

With Thanksgiving upon us -- and knowing that some people are already pie'd out -- we figured that making some cookies for your guests to snack on post dinner would be a good idea.

Sticking with the pilgrims, these cutie cookies serve the sweet tooth and the theme. They are also fun to make; anything that involves dipping anything into liquid chocolate is. This is really a thrifty recipe and requires mostly items you'll likely already have in the cupboard.

Learn how to make chocolate covered pilgrim cookies after the jump.


INGREDIENTS:

Cookies:
2 3/4 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting:
1/4 c butter, melted
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 c milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3 c powder sugar

Topping:
Marshmallows (one per cookie)
1 Dark Chocolate bar
1 bar of Yellow Laffy Taffy

DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder.
2. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla. Roll dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
4. Allow cookies to cool.
5. For frosting: In a large bowl, combine butter and cocoa; beat until well mixed. Add in the milk, vanilla and salt; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until frosting is smooth and creamy. Add more milk if you want a thinner consistency.
6. Frost each cooled cookie with the chocolate frosting
7. For hat topper: In a microwave safe bowl break up dark chocolate squares, cook on high for 30 seconds, stir
8. Next grab the marshmallows and dip them into the liquid chocolate.

Pilgrim Cookie
Photo: Cyndi Coon

9. Place them on top of the chocolate frosted cookies.
10. Buckle: To finish them off take a piece of yellow Laffy Taffy and place it on a microwave safe plate. Microwave it for 15 seconds. Roll in hands to make a snake like shape and then form a ribbon around the base of the top hat and make a square to act as the buckle, press it into the chocolate.

Pilgrim Cookie
Photo: Cyndi Coon

Serve. Eat. Enjoy!


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