Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Pinata Candy Filled Cookie
I'm really having some fun with Cinco de Mayo this year!
The latest is this Pinata cookie that's actually filled with candy.
I was inspired by the Dala horse cookie cutter my good friend Pam over at Gingerbread Snowflakes gave me for Christmas in July. (Thanks again Pam!) It makes the perfect pinata horse shape. The only modification I had to made was to cut the bottoms of the feet off so the cookies would be able to stand up after I sandwiched them together. (I did that after baking with a sharp knife.)
I decorated two cookies (each one facing opposite directions) with various colors of frosting. I used a grass tip on the pastry bag to get the "crepe paper" texture . Once they were covered with frosting I set them aside to dry.
When the cookies were dry and could be handled (carefully). I sandwiched them together with more frosting (decorated sides facing out).
But before I put the top cookie on, I filled the space in the middle with chocolate candies.
Then covered the sandwich seams with more of the grass tip texture.
When everything is dry the pinata can stand up. You can even shake it and here the candy wiggle around inside!
And just like a real pinata... the fun is smashing it open.
Fair warning- if you find decorated cookie destruction disturbing, avert your eyes.
Super fun to make, smash, and share with friends! Yum!!