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April 18, 2024

Thanksgiving Treats

Pilgrim Hat Cookies

by Celeste Cruse

What You’ll Need
16 chocolate wafer cookies
1 tube orange frosting
16 small peanut butter cups

What You’ll Do

  1. Place cookies on work surface; squeeze a dime-size dot of frosting in center of each.
  2. Unwrap and invert peanut butter cups on frosting, pressing down gently.
  3. Using the round piping tip, pipe a “hat-band” with frosting around peanut butter cup and a square “buckle.” Let frosting set before storing.

Source: Woman’s Day


Thanksgiving TeePee Cupcakes







by Christie

What You’ll Need
Cake mix (and ingredients it calls for)
Foil cake pan
Ice cream cones
Pretzel sticks
Chocolate chips
Sprinkles (green or fall leaves)

What You’ll Do

  1. Mix a cake mix according to the package directions.
  2. Turn the foil pan upside down and poke a few small holes (maybe a half inch wide).
  3. Fill your sugar cones two-thirds full of batter and stand them up in the holes in your pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and immediately snip off the bottom of the end of the sugar cone while it’s still warm and soft.
  6. Then take three pretzel rods and stick them on the top of your teepee.
  7. Melt a handful of chocolate chips in the microwave.
  8. Dip the bottom of the teepee in the chocolate.
  9. While the chocolate is still wet, dip in green sprinkles (for grass) or fall leaf sprinkles.
  10. Set aside to dry.
  11. For an added touch, add some of the melted chocolate at the spot where the pretzel sticks are stuck into the cone.



A Fruity Thanksgiving Turkey







By Jill Dubien

What You’ll Need
1 green pear, sliced in half lengthwise
1 red apple, sliced
1 yellow apple, sliced
1 green apple, sliced
1 baby carrot
2 icing eyes
Caramel dipping sauce for the apples (optional but yummy!)
Sharp kitchen knife

What You’ll Do

  1. Lay your pear green side up on a plate.
  2. Arrange your red, yellow and green apple slices around the pear to make feathers for the turkey.
  3. Take your baby carrot and using a sharp kitchen knife, cut out 2 turkey legs and 1 triangle turkey nose. Place these on your turkey.
  4. Take the remainder of your red apple, and cut a small gobbly-thingy out of the red skin. Place this on your turkey.
  5. Grab 2 icing eyes, and using a bit of caramel to help them stick, put the eyes on the turkey.
  6. Serve this healthy fruity turkey with a side of caramel dipping sauce for added yumminess!

Source: Canadian Family (

About the Author

Kiera Ashford

Kiera Ashford is the Managing Editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine, and a mother of two.