Thursday, November 3, 2016

from the archives: pilgrim cookie men

hello turkey friends 
(and i mean that in a good way)
now that all the ghouls and goblins 
have left the building, 
the turkeys and pilgrims are headed this way.

i have yet to put away 88 million halloween decorations away so i want to repost a Thanksgiving treat i made 4 years ago about Myles and his pilgrim cookie men.
here goes!

if you hadn't guessed by now, i like writing crazy posts. 

so for this, i wanted to thank the pilgrims and indians who gave our country a holiday for all of us to sit back and be thankful for all our blessings in life.

in a ship with little elbow room,

on a trip that wasn't exactly leisurely.

it was a long, cold, tiring trip to America.
but they made it. 
and after a long struggle, 
the first Thanksgiving was born.

all because of 
so in honor of our brave pilgrims, 
i decided to make some.

if you google pilgrim hat cookie images, there are a million pics.
they are all so darn cute but i wanted the hats on the pilgrims. 

so i grabbed these to make the hats.
it's just a matter of melted candy gluing the reese's cup to the oreo and then making the buckle outta starburst or even tootsie rolls.

but if you wanna make the faces, use this mold.
(i took these pics outta a halloween post i did last month and was too lazy to take another candy mold pic again)
after his hat is on,and eyes are glued,
do this next:
not quite done yet...
he looked funny to me with no body.
no prob. let's do this!
not only could you have these for an after dinner treat, but you could also write your guests' names on the washi tape instead of "happy thanksgiving" and make them your placecards or use them as name cards for your dessert table.

it's myles standish and his crew.
thanks guys for giving us my husband's favorite holiday and for us to take a breather from life and be thankful for all that we have.
blessings to all of you for a wonderful holiday :)


  1. This is the second post I have read of yours in two days and you make me laugh so hard.
    I absolutely ADORE these little guys.
    And you.

    1. OHHHH MYYYYY! you have no idea how HAPPY you just made me! THANK YOU Kari!!!!!!!!!! :>D :>D :>D!!!

  2. If I saw these before, I sure don't remember them! Ah, the joys of getting old.....everything is new again! And oh, so cute! Love these guys and I can see them making a call on my daughter for Thanksgiving! Thanks, BBFF!! (at least I still remember you!) Dona

    1. HAHAHA that should be my mantra about "everything is new again" because i don't remember a darn thing either! lol i DO remember that you are my BBFF though and i guess that's all that matters :)

  3. These are really cute and perfect for Thanksgiving!
    Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

    1. thank you Julie! they're fun little guys aren't they? heehee ;)

  4. Well, I am so thankful for your crazy posts-giggle giggle-and your adorably sweet pilgrims!! Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!

    1. thank you Karen! and i am ever so thankful for YOU! :)

  5. Too cute pilgrims! Glad you shared this. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned

    1. thank you so very much for your comment Theresa! and of course your pin :>D

  6. Oh gosh...these are too cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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