As a native Texan, I can tell you that everybody around me goes crazy for Cinco de Mayo. Practically every restaurant has drink specials (especially for margaritas!), suddenly all of my friends have a craving for some delicious Mexican food, and you start seeing sombrero clip art on ads. It’s so cheesy, but it’s still a fun tradition around here for May 5th. These sombrero cookies are so simple to make and look adorable.
I recommend using the cookie mix in the recipe just to keep it easy, but you can substitute any of your favorite sugar cookie recipes here. This is the perfect recipe to whip up with your kids, too! Kids love when they can help decorate something, and this one would be pretty easy for them if they’ve got decent fine motor skills. Even littles can help pop the candy at the top, though!
As a side note, these cookies also remind me of something else. Forgive me if you think I’ve lost my mind, but they kind of look like boob cookies to me if you take off the piping along the outside. That means you could also make these cookies for your breast cancer awareness fundraisers, bachelorette parties, new mom playdates, your lactation consultant or midwife, or maybe to take in for the doctor and nurses when you get a mammogram. 😉 I know it’s a little silly, but seriously tell me you don’t see it! 🙂
Quick and Easy Sombrero Cookies
You Will Need:
– Sugar Cookie Mix (and ingredients needed to make it as noted on the package)
– Dots Candy
– Sugar Sprinkles
– White Frosting (You can buy the premade with the piping tip, or use your favorite recipe and a piping bag or Ziploc with
a hole cut on the tip for a makeshift icing bag.)
1. Mix sugar cookies according to the package directions.
2. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
3. Let cool.
4. Place the sprinkles in a shallow bowl. Use white frosting to pipe along the edge of the cookies in a circle. Place the cookie frosting side down into the sprinkles.
5. Place a small amount of frosting in the center of the cookie as your “glue” and place a Dots candy on t
op to complete the sombrero!
Another reason I love this recipe is that I can use up the leftover Dots from Easter that my kids got. Does anyone else end up left with a huge amount of candy after pretty much every holiday!?