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Sombrero Pinata Cookies

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  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Brightly coloured and decorated candy-filled sombrero cookies. Recipe by Hungry Happenings.
Created May 4, 2018
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  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • Gel food colour (red, blue, yellow, and green)
  • Cookie Icing white icing
  • Decorating Decors nonpareils (sprinkles)
  • Pearls cupcake gems
  • 2/3 cup small candies


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • 2
    Mix cookie mix with flour, butter and egg.
  • 3
    Divide dough into four equal parts. Colour one part red, one yellow, one blue and one green.
  • 4
    Divide each coloured dough into 8 equal pieces, about a tablespoon each. Roll into balls.
  • 5
    Press half of the dough balls into the cavities in the whoopie pie pan. (You'll want to fill 4 cavities per colour, and may have to bake the cookies in two batches.)
  • 6
    Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
  • 7
    Increase oven temperature to 350ºF.
  • 8
    Press remaining dough balls into individual cavities in brownie pop silicone molds, making 4 hat crowns of each colour.
  • 9
    Use your finger to create a well in the centre of each dough ball. Press the dough up the sides of the mold, up to the fill line, about 1/4 inch from the top of the mold.
  • 10
    Freeze molds for 10 minutes, then bake for 14 minutes.
  • 11
    Remove from oven and use the handle of a wooden spoon to reshape the well in the cookies.
  • 12
    Return to the oven for 4-8 minutes until cookies are baked through. Reshape if needed. Allow to cool completely, then remove from mold.
  • 13
    Pipe a line of cookie icing around the base of each cookie crown. Sprinkle on some non-pareils. Allow to dry.
  • 14
    Turn cookie crowns upside down, fill with candies, pipe some icing around the top edge, and press a round cookie brim onto the cookie crown to create the sombrero. Turn cookies right side up to decorate.
  • 15
    Use icing and sugar pearls to decorate the edges of the hat brims.

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