Friday, August 12, 2016

Sombrero Cookies

These are great cookies to make with kids or to surprise anyone at a Fiesta! (Just make sure there is no white carpeting...) The surprise inside is guaranteed to have people grabbing a few more! These are a labor of love, but are well worth it in the end!


1 pouch sugar cookie mix
1 Tbs. flour
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
Food coloring
White icing (cookie dries faster)
Sprinkles (nonpareils)
1 c. mini M&M's

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. With an electric mixer, combine the flour, cookie mix, butter and egg together. Divide the dough into four equal parts in separate bowls and color each bowl with your food coloring shade of choice (I used blue, purple, yellow and orange). For this part, you can use a spoon, handheld mixer, or for me I got in there with my hands and mixed the dough and dye until it was almost a tie-dye pattern. Roll each color into 16 individual balls (around 1-2 teaspoons each) and set aside until each color is done. Using a mini whoopie pie pan, press down half of each color of the dough balls (this will take more than one batch). Let cool.

Bump up the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees. Press the remaining dough balls of each color into cavities of a brownie pop silicone mold. Use your finger to press down and up the sides to form a cup shape. Freeze the mold for 10 minutes and bake for 15. They will look terrible inside the mold, but use a spoon to reshape the well in the middle. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, reshape if needed and allow to cool for 3 minutes before removing from the mold. Repeat until the remaining dough is baked. Let them all cool fully.

Pipe the bottom of the cookie cup with the icing. Dip in a shallow bowl of the sprinkles. Flip the cup upside down, place a few mini M&M's in the cup. Draw a circle the circumference of the cookie top onto the flat cookie, and quickly place the flat cookie upside down onto the cookie cup so that the icing circle adheres the two. Carefully flip over and let it sit on a drying rack until the icing is fully set. Repeat for the other cookie sombrero's. And there you have it! Cute little sombrero's that are good enough to eat!

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