I share all of this because my oldest recently surprised me with her understanding of our family traditions. I was asking her about Thanksgiving and she said 'Well... for Thanksgiving- we always go to Mimi's and we always make Pilgrim Hat Cookies'. This made me laugh because although I do like making edible crafts with my girls around holiday times, I never considered these fun little cookies to be a 'family tradition'.
But to my girls, they are! These cookies are not just cute and sweet. They are a symbol of our family and our love for each other. And because of that, we will be making these every November! Keep reading for the recipe and ideas for creating your own Thanksgiving traditions. (See our peanut free pilgrim hat cookies here & the no-bake version here and another one here.)
This Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Cookie recipe is from Imperial Sugar's "Kids in the Kitchen" site.
We followed the directions above except we added chocolate candies to the front of the hats as 'buckles'. Adding more chocolate to any recipe is always a good idea right?
We will be making these several times this month. This first batch is for my favorite teachers at my preschool. I made a printable tag to attach to these treats. You can print the tag and use it too by clicking below.
Print here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B10CVMwFMxXJeEFKS1JZZlNkalk/view?usp=sharing
There are lots of fun ideas for edible and non-edible Thanksgiving crafts on the Imperial Sugar website. Whether we know it or not, our kids hold these special holiday moments tightly in their memories, year after year. And it's those memories that form the family traditions our kids will always remember.
Does your family have holiday traditions? What traditions did you look forward to when you were a kid?
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