Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

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Cinco de Mayo Piñata Cookies

Prep Time:  40 minutes (including 30 min chill time)
Bake Time:  7 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
1 bag sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 egg
Red and green food coloring
Mini M&Ms

For frosting:
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk

Photo by Patrick Domingo

Photo by Patrick Domingo

Directions:

  1. Beat the butter and egg together until well incorporated.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  2. Add the sugar cookie mix and the tablespoon of flour and mix until combined.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  3. Divide the dough into three equal portions.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  4. Mix one portion of dough with two drops of red food coloring and another portion of dough with two drops of green food coloring.
    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  5. Wrap each portion of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  7. Roll out the green dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick and using a round cookie cutter (or any cookie cutter shape of your choice) cut out cookie shapes. Repeat until there is no green dough left.
    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  8. Arrange the cookie on a cookie sheet and bake for 7 minutes.
  9. While the green cookies are baking, roll out the red cookie dough and using the same round cookie cutter cut out cookie shapes.
  10. Bake the red cookies for 7 minutes.
  11. Repeat with the white cookie dough, however with the white cookie dough use a smaller  round cookie cutter, cut out the center of the cookie. They should look like doughnuts, but with bigger holes. Repeat until there is no white dough left.
    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  12. Bake the rings for 7 minutes.
  13. While the cookies are cooling, mix together powdered sugar and the milk to make a frosting. Place into a plastic bag and set aside.
    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  14. Once the cookies are completely cooled, snip a corner off the plastic  bag and pipe a small outline on one side of the green cookies.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  15. Place the white ring cookies right on top of the frosting on the green cookies.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  16. Fill the hollow with mini M&Ms.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  17. Pipe frosting on top of the white ring cookies.

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

  18. Top with the red cookies.
    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

    Photo by Patrick Domingo

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