Bring the Pinata to the Table: Pinata Cookies
posted May 06 2013 by Pinata Casa

The very definition of a pinata is figure filled with a suprise that is meant to be broken open. Why not add this fun surprise to your party menu?! Boys and girls, kids and adults, everyone will enjoy this sweet suprise!

Pinata Cookies

One of the best ways to spice up your party is to incorporate the theme in to your food table.  If you are looking for a unique and delicious dessert, try making pinata cookies!  Pinata cookies are one the most fun and creative ways to add in fun and flavor to your cookie platter. Traditional pinata cookies are usually multi-colored and filled with equally colorful candy.  The colors in the cookie will pop  on your food table and will provide a wonderful treat for your guests.  Most of the time, a donkey or sombrero cookie cutter can be used because they are associated with real pinatas and provide enough space to add in the hidden candy.   However, any cookie shape can be made into a pinata cookie! Whether you are having a fall party and want to incorporate more pumpkins in to your treats or you are wanting to add a new a dessert to your Christmas traditions, keep this cookie idea in mind!  

Once you have a party idea planned out, you can create almost anything from your imagination; get creative with your cookie shapes!  Cooking and baking supply stores are a great place to start and can offer some great brainstorming ideas.  Are you stuck on trying to come up with a party theme? Try heading to your local party location and look over the cookie cutter selection; chances are there is something that will pop out to you that you may not have originally considered. 

Another great thing about pinata cookies is that your flavor options and combinations are limitless.  The easy, step by step process, in creating pinata cookies leaves you with many options when it comes to your base cookie flavor and corresponding fillings. If you are throwing a party for a particular person, you can create a new favorite dessert from their favorite flavor combinations.  For a safe base flavor, sugar cookie dough is always an excellent choice. Sugar cookie dough is great to use because you can add in any color of your choosing and you are providing a cookie flavor that will go with most fillings.  Just think about your favorite candy bar or dessert and you can make that in to a cookie pinata combo!

Some great pinata cookie fillings are:

  • M&M's
  • Skittles
  • Red Hots
  • Gummy bears
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate icing
  • Mint Icing
  • Vanilla Icing
  • Strawberry Icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Candy Corn
  • Reese's Pieces
One thing to remember is that this dessert may be new for many people and therefor could be choking hazard for some small children who may not be old enough to consume small candies.  Just be sure to either gage your guests age or properly warn everyone about the small suprises inside!

Once you have your cookie shape and flavor combinations decided, you can get to work! And as with most new projects, just remember to take your time and not to rush through the process.  It may seem like a daunting task (because they are just so wonderful looking!) but the process is really quite simple.  

Happy cookie making!



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