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Sombrero Pinata Cookies

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Sombrero Pinata Cookies
  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Sombrero Pinata Cookies

Brightly colored and decorated candy-filled sombrero cookies.

Ingredients

1
pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
tablespoon flour
1/2
cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1
large egg
Betty Crocker™ gel food color (red, blue, yellow, and green)
Betty Crocker™ Cookie Icing white icing
Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors nonpareils
Betty Crocker™ pearls cupcake gems
2/3
cup small candies

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • 2 Mix cookie mix with flour, butter and egg.
  • 3 Divide dough into four equal parts. Color one part red, one yellow, one blue and one green.
  • 4 Divide each colored dough into 8 equal pieces, about a tablespoon each. Roll into balls.
  • 5 Press half of the dough balls into the cavities in the whoopie pie pan. (You'll want to fill 4 cavities per color, and may have to bake the cookies in two batches.)
  • 6 Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  • 7 Increase oven temperature to 350ºF.
  • 8 Press remaining dough balls into individual cavities in brownie pop silicone molds, making 4 hat crowns of each color.
  • 9 Use your finger to create a well in the center of each dough ball. Press the dough up the sides of the mold, up to the fill line, about 1/4 inch from the top of the mold.
  • 10 Freeze molds for 10 minutes, then bake for 14 minutes.
  • 11 Remove from oven and use the handle of a wooden spoon to reshape the well in the cookies.
  • 12 Return to the oven for 4-8 minutes until cookies are baked through. Reshape if needed. Allow to cool completely, then remove from mold.
  • 13 Pipe a line of cookie icing around the base of each cookie crown. Sprinkle on some non-pareils. Allow to dry.
  • 14 Turn cookie crowns upside down, fill with candies, pipe some icing around the top edge, and press a round cookie brim onto the cookie crown to create the sombrero. Turn cookies right side up to decorate.
  • 15 Use icing and sugar pearls to decorate the edges of the hat brims.
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Adorable sombrero piñata cookies hide a special candy surprise inside!

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with cute sombrero-shaped cookies. Crack them open to reveal a sweet treat!

Last year I vacationed in sunny Mexico and aside from lounging by the pool, walking on the beach, and enjoying the cultural cuisine, I also got to partake in a fiesta. It was so much fun dancing to Mariachi music! Everyone at the party was given a brightly colored sombrero to wear. The hats created a sea of color and movement. I even bought a sombrero hat ornament to hang on my Christmas tree to remind me of our vacation.

With Cinco de Mayo coming up I thought it would be fun to make some sombrero cookies to remember my fantastic time in Mexico. But these aren’t just any sombrero cookie – these are piñata sombrero cookies! Each cookie hat is filled with candy and can be broken open like a piñata to reveal the hidden treats. They're fun desserts to serve at a Mexican fiesta or on Cinco de Mayo. 


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

Before you start, spray a whoopie pie pan and two brownie pop molds with baking spray. Then whip up a batch of cookie dough and divide it into four equal parts. Add some Betty Crocker Gel Food Coloring, creating red, yellow, blue, and green dough.


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

Divide each color of dough into 8 equal pieces, about a tablespoon each, then roll into balls. You'll use four of the pieces of each color to make the brims of your sombreros and the other four to make the crowns. My whoopie pie pan only had 12 cavities, so I made three of each color for one batch and baked the remaining four cookies later.


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

After the cookies are baked and cooled, carefully turn the pan upside down, press on the back of the pan and allow the cookies to fall out. 


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

Drop the remaining dough balls into the cavities in your brownie pop silicone molds. You'll need to make these hollow. I used my fingers to do the job. Pop the molds into the freezer for 10 minutes or so.


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

After the cookie dough bakes for 14 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven and rework the well in the middle of the cookies. As you can see, the dough has puffed up and filled in the opening, so you need to push the end of a wooden spoon into each cookie and recreate the well. If any of the dough sticks to the wooden spoon, just wipe it off. Try to compact the dough so the walls of the cookie are fairly thin. 


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

The cookies go back into the oven for a few more minutes until they're baked through. Once the cookies are cooled, they're really easy to remove from the mold. These pieces will become the crowns of your sombreros. 


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

There are so many different styles of sombreros, so have fun decorating in any way you'd like! I started by piping some Betty Crocker Cookie Icing around the base of the sombrero crowns then I sprinkled on some Betty Crocker Decorating Decors Nonpareils.


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

I filled the crowns of the sombreros with some tiny candies, then added some more icing and attached the crowns to the cookie brims. It's easiest to turn the cookie brim upside down and press it down onto the frosted crown.


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

On some of the cookies I added some Betty Crocker Cupcake Gem Pearls to the edge of the brim and to others I piped on an squiggly line. You can be creative here and use your imagination in decorating. Anything goes, have fun!


Sombrero Pinata Cookies

When you serve the cookies, everyone will be surprised to find candy hiding inside like tiny cute piñatas.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! 

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