Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies


It wouldn't be a piñata without a candy surprise in the middle!



After baking these multi-striped, burro piñata sugar cookies, I frosted them together in sets of 3's. (The middle cookies have hollow centers so that I could insert a stash of mini M&M's.) That way, when you break open or bite into the cookie, the M&M's come spilling out. Just like a real piñata. 

Olé! 



I recently teamed up with SheKnows.com to make a complete tutorial for these cookies with lots & lots of helpful, step-by-step photos. Check it out here!



15 comments:

mireya said...

Viva la mexico. these are so adorable where did you get the cookie cutter? i wish i would have found these a couple weeks ago

Project Denneler said...

Hey mireya....I just used a donkey cookie cutter. (The shape had two ears, but I just trimmed one off before I baked them.)

Glad you enjoyed them... Remember to try them next Cinco de Mayo for sure!

Guerrero Law said...

These are an amazing idea! I've never seen anything like it. I've decided to try these for my son's 1st bday. I'm going to do a trial run first though since I don't want to risk them not working out the day before! Any chance that you have a more detailed tutorial on the process? I've never made multi layered coloured cookies and am a bit nervous. Anything you can offer would be great!
Thanks for all your great ideas!
Barb

barbarahirsch (at) gmail (dot) (com)

kkathyyy said...

These are about the cutest cookies I have ever seen. How do you get the cookie dough striped in color like that? Any instructions you can offer would be sooo greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Kathy

Project Denneler said...

I used a sugar cookie recipe called Ice Box Cookies. Here's a link to one by Martha Stewart.
http://www.marthastewart.com/319056/holiday-icebox-cookies

But instead of rolling the colored doughs around each other, I stacked them in a narrow bread pan. That way, when I sliced the frozen cookie dough, the rectangles were striped.

Good luck!

Nicole Burris said...

These are super cool! Such a great job I had to tweet about it AND post it on FB! Super amazing!

Nicole
www.sugarandstitches.net

sugarswings said...

So awesome!!!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

Super cute idea! Love the colors and the M&M's in the middle!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

These are such a great idea, I Pinned them!

Amber Dawn Inventive Soul said...

~*I LOVE YOUR IDEA!*~ This is not only yummy looking but very very cool! :) Thank you for sharing it! :)

Beth @ Hungry Happenings said...

What a unique and clever idea and so great for Cinco de Mayo. They do seem like a bit of work, but the look on the faces of those who were lucky enough to eat them must have been priceless and totally worth it.

OLIVIA said...

These cookies are adorable! Question, where do I get the recipe and instructions for the actual cookies?

Project Denneler said...

Olivia - I just did a featured recipe for these on SheKnows.com! Here's the link:
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/958083/cinco-de-mayo-pinata-cookies

Morgan said...

I've loved these ever since I first saw them and had wanted to find an occasion to do so....and have been inspired to create a few different things! I used the idea and linked to this post as the inspiration point! Thank you so much!!!

JLM Diffusion said...

Wonderful idea!
I have discoverd this recipe last week and tried it for the carnival day at my daughter's school.

Thanks for these cute cookies
JLM

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