Pinata Cookies Are the Most Ridiculously Cute Cookies Ever [RECIPE/PHOTOS]
Go Ahead … You Know You Want to Make Some for Cinco de Mayo
Delicious cookies are one thing. But have you ever seen another cookie this potentially delicious that looked this ridiculously, awesomely, whimsically cute?
No, of course you haven't, because such a cookie does not exist. These piñata-shaped sugar cookies from SheKnows.com are the bee's knees, the cat's meow, the burro's blanket … okay, we made that last one up, but, speaking of burro …
So, of course you've already decided that you MUST MAKE THESE COOKIES NOW. And that means you're gonna need yourself a burro/donkey-shaped cookie cutter. Two suggestions: one, you can surf on over to CopperGifts.com and buy one, but since Cinco de Mayo is imminent, you could go with plan B, which is to print out a photo of the cookie cutter to the size you want, cut it out and use it as a template to cut out the cookies.
Other things you'll need to make the cookies:
-- Sugar cookie dough (we highly recommend the Soft Sugar Cookies IV recipe at AllRecipes.com)
-- A strong frosting to assemble the cookies (again, AllRecipes.com is our go-to site, and the site's Royal Icing I is quick, easy and the perfect glue to keep the piñata cookies together until you break them open)
-- Food coloring to get those bright colors for the piñata; any grocery store food coloring kit will work (and McCormick makes a cool neon set), but if you want to get a little fancier, head to a Michaels or A.C. Moore craft store and look in the cake decorating aisle for Wilton food colorings
-- Baking sheet
-- A loaf-shaped pan or plastic container
-- Plastic food wrap
-- A knife
-- Tiny candies (SheKnows.com used mini M&Ms, but you could also use Sixlets, Nerds or whatever mini candies you would like, just be sure they are truly tiny)
Now that you've got a list of ingredients, we'll direct you on over to SheKnows.com for the full, detailed set of instructions on how to make the cookies.
But in case you need a bit more inspiration to don that baker's apron chef's hat, check out the piñata cookies slideshow below..