How to Make Piñata Cookies!

by Anh Nguyen

Instructions

Step 1

These are all the ingredients that you will need to make the cookies! I can't add a supplies list because it crashes on my phone every time I try...

Step 2

For colour and flavour, don't forgot the gel food colouring, almond, and vanilla extract!

Step 3

Dry ingreds: 5 cups all purp. flour, 1 cup icing sugar, 1 cup sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda Wet: 1 cup oil, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp vanilla, 1 tbsp almond extract, 1 cup butter

Step 4

Mix softened butter with 1 cup icing sugar and 1 cup regular sugar

Step 5

Cream it all together

Step 6

Add in two eggs

Step 7

Gradually add 1 cup of oil

Step 8

Add 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Step 9

Add 1 tablespoon of almond extract

Step 10

Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Step 11

While wet ingredients are mixing, combine dry ingredients. Add salt and baking soda to flour

Step 12

Added!

Step 13

Mix thoroughly to combine

Step 14

Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture and combine

Step 15

Until you have cookie dough!

Step 16

Divid into six separate balls of dough

Step 17

Colour each ball, but remember to wash your hands in between colours to prevent cross-contamination!

Step 18

End result - choose your colours!

Step 19

Pack each ball into a rectangular container lined with plastic wrap that you will slice your cookies out of. We only had a milk jug that we cut into this shape...be resourceful! :)

Step 20

You will have a 6 layered loaf of rainbow cookie dough!

Step 21

After FREEZING the dough for about an hour to solidify it into a loaf, cut out your cookies. Remember, each Pinata Cookie needs one thick slice (for the middle) and two thinner slices for sides!

Step 22

Here is a tray of thin slices (the sides of the cookies). Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F

Step 23

After 10-12 minutes, the cookies will be baked and have risen but are still soft - don't worry, they are DONE. While they are still hot and soft, use your cookie cutter to cut out your cookies

Step 24

Once you've cut them, let them dry and harden. We had a LOT of extra cookie cut out from these...

Step 25

Cut out holes in the THICKER slices so that you can fill them with candy after

Step 26

While everything is cooling, make some simple icing (milk and icing sugar) and dip your extra cookies like dunkaroos! :)

Step 27

Using that icing that you made, pipe onto thin cookie slices after they have cooled and hardened into real sugar cookies.

Step 28

Place 'hollowed' thick slice on top and press down

Step 29

Fill the hole with candy!!

Step 30

Get ready to glue the other side on, and...

Step 31

...seal to form!! Leave for about 15-30 minutes for it all to stick together.

Step 32

And you have piñata cookies!!!

Step 33

Wait until you break them apart!! Can anyone make a snap guide on mini bats? ;)