My version of the "pinata cookie"
My friend over at TheCottageMarket
linked to the cutest pinata cookies at SheKnows
and I really wanted to give them a try.
I just used my own sugar cookie recipe and since I waited until the night before family day at school I had to make do with an egg-shaped cookie cutter instead of a burro-shaped one. (I do have a Dala horse cutter that would have looked really cute but it is solid and I would not have been able to flip it over.)
We are just finishing up Fiesta here in San Antonio and we go through a lot of cascarones in April, but since
cascarones are fun any time of year I thought the egg-shape would be perfect!
So, they turned out a bit more round than I planned and my colors didn't turn out quite like I wanted - I haven't used food coloring in ages and used a bit too much, but they were still a hit - I mean they have m&m's inside - what more could you want!!
My changes from the original recipe were that I used a different dough (a lot of people seemed really unhappy with the recipe listed plus I prefer butter to oil), a different cutter shape, and I rolled the dough in a cylinder shape in some parchment paper before freezing.
Yes, they did take a long time to make, but not really any longer than any other cut-out and decorated cookie I have ever made. And the leftover cookie didn't go to waste. My children have almost finished every bite!