Rainbow Pinata Cats


Nym was having a bachelor party and requested pinata cookies, but shaped like cats. I followed this recipe pretty exactly. The pinata is filled with mini M&Ms. The cooking time was ridiculous, making each cookie about an hour to make. Since I didn’t have cookie cutters for this project, I made a stencil out of a Priority Mail box, and traced the dough with a xacto knife. I had to keep running the dough back into the fridge to cool it enough to work with. The cookies are glued together with royal icing.

Recipe Link: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/958083/cinco-de-mayo-pinata-cookies

 The site shows step by step instructions on coloring the dough, layering it into a bread tin, cooling it until its a block, and slicing cookie-thick layers.
The baking part:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Mini M&M candies
Cook at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes.