How to Make Graduation Cap Cookies

By eHow Contributor
Use the red cinnamon candies to simulate the button that holds the tassel on a graduation cap.
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Chocolate graduation cap cookies are a perfect way to celebrate any new grad — from preschoolers to high-schoolers. These tasty treats are easy to make, require few materials and are sure to earn straight A's at any graduation party.

Step 1

Place a miniature peanut butter cup, bottom up, on a plate. Place a dollop of frosting or peanut butter on the bottom of the cup.

Step 2

Place a chocolate-covered graham cracker centered flat on the dollop of peanut butter or frosting. Press down gently to secure.

Step 3

Make the tassel for the cookies. If using red licorice, unwind a piece of licorice until you have individual strands; flatten the strands out. Bunch several strands together; this will be the tassel. Tie a strand around the tassel just above one end; this will create the fringe at the end of the tassel.

If you are using red fruit leather, cut out a small square and tightly roll it up. Use a knife or scissors to cut fringe in one end.

Step 4

Attach the non-fringed end of the tassel to the center of the graham cracker with another dab of frosting or peanut butter. Use a dot of frosting or peanut butter to attach a red cinnamon candy over the end of the tassel in the center of the cookie.