Graduation Cap Cookies

Graduation Hat Cookies Ghirardelli

Many years ago, when I only had a toddler and a baby in the house, I clipped out this idea from a magazine (those were the pre-Pinterest days):

grad cap cookie

I thought it was so cute, and I filed it away to use some day in the far distant future, when I would be planning a graduation party.

That day arrived last week.

My daughter (the one who graduated) and I put together about 40 of these in 15 minutes. So easy!

First, we unwrapped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups — the small ones. Place them upside down, and put a dot of frosting on top. This is the frosting we used:

Wilton sparkle gel frosting

I wasn’t sure it would work well, but I liked it. I really didn’t see any “sparkle” in it, and it did stick the peanut butter cup to the top of the graduation cap, for which we used …

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares

Ghirardelli Squares. They were the right size, and square, and they come in so many great flavors. Choose your favorite, or a variety.

Then, use the frosting to make a dot on top and a tassel. The tassel was the diciest part, but my daughter did a great job with them. And if you mess up — it’s okay. It’s candy, and they taste great regardless 🙂

Put a mini M&M (we used my daughter’s high school colors) on the top, in a bit of frosting, and voila! You have a cute and delicious graduation day treat!

graduation hat cookies


Thanks to Ghirardelli for providing the chocolate squares for these cookies.

2 thoughts on “Graduation Cap Cookies

  1. They were as delicious as they were cute! Win-win!

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