Friday, May 17, 2013
Graduation Hat Cookies
Chocolate Roll-Out Cookie Dough (one batch makes about 12-15 hats)
Fruit-Flavored Tootsie Rolls or Starburst
Round Cutter (or glass)
Small round cutter (I used icing tip #12)
*I added 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder to a full recipe of Royal Icing for these. You only need a tiny bit of icing, though. You would be fine to do a half recipe, or you may even consider melting some chocolate or Candy Melts to use as your glue instead of the royal icing.
Chocolate Cookie Dough.
For the squares, I used a ruler and cut out 2 1/2" squares.
My rounds are 1 1/2" diameter.
You need two rounds per square.
Bake the small pieces separate from the large cookies. The large cookies take about 10-12 minutes at 350, and the small ones take only about 6-8 minutes.
*See my note above about the icing. I think melted chocolate would be a really easy alternative, and work just as well as your 'glue.' The only reason I would avoid melted chocolate is if you know the cookies will sit out in the warm sun or a hot summer day, then it could melt and not stick too well.
Assemble the Cookies:
Top with a square.
(You can use a freezer zip-top bag if you don't have a piping bag.)
I made my son's teacher's day with these as a surprise for getting her master's degree.
If you want to try them in another color, just add food coloring to Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough. (To make them black, I would do the chocolate cookies and add black coloring to that, not vanilla.)
Click the Links Below to See:
Graduation Cap Candy Pops
Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Graduation Caps
Chocolate Sugar Cookie Recipe
Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
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