Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Amish Hat Cookies

   Hello my friends! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter celebrating our risen Lord and Savior! Ours was a lovely day, beginning with a Sunrise Illumination Service, followed by breakfast, then a regular but earlier Sunday morning service and lunch time and the afternoon spent with family. 
   My Mom would make these cookies when I was a child growing up. I had never made them before that I can remember and they are a favorite of one of my brothers {whose birthday is today} so I made a batch this morning to deliver to him later on today. 
   For some reason I was thinking that I didn't really like them that much, which is shocking because I'm a huge chocolate lover....but I was greatly mistaking! I could hardly keep from eating entirely too may of them. What I didn't package up for the birthday gift I took to the guys at the silo shop to eat with their coffee, just so they weren't here tempting me.
   Oh, and the name makes me smile....I guess they sort of do look like an Amish hat if you use your imagination. =)

Amish Hat Cookies
yield: 3 dozen cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
18 large marshmallows, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350*. In a mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla and milk. Mix until light and fluffy. 
Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder. Add to the butter mixture and mix until well blended. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. 
Bake for 6-8 minutes.  Remove from oven and top each cookie with a marshmallow half. Bake for another 2 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire racks. Frost with the following...
2 cups powdered sugar 
 3 tbsp cocoa powder
 1/8 tsp salt
3 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
5 tbsp heavy cream
pecan halves (optional)
Combine all of the ingredients except pecans in a mixing bowl. Mix until well blended.
Frost each marshmallow and top with a pecan half if desired. 

The angel said to the women,
"Do not be afraid, for I know you are
looking for Jesus, who was crucified.
He is not here; He has risen, 
just as He said. Come and see the
place where He lay."
~Matthew 28:5+6




  1. Hi there! I just noticed that you started following my blog on bloglovin, so I came over to check out your blog...and I am now hungry! Your food looks delicious! So I have to ask, with a last name like Showalter (and the Amish Hat Cookies), you must be a Mennonite? Just wondering because all of the Showalters I have met are in our church's conference. :)

    1. Hello! Thanks for visiting and for the kind words! Yes, I am Mennonite. =)