Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sombrero Cookies

Pin It Sombrero Cookies

Close up of some Sombrero Cookies
I planned to make Tres Leche Cake (will bake one soon) for our Cinco de Mayo dessert, but instead made these adorable Sombrero Cookies. I first saw these Sombrero Cookies on Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM blog: http://the-wilson-world.blogspot.com/2011/05/cinco-de-mayo-treats-sombrero-cookies.html and instructions came from Disney FamilyFun Magazine: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/sombrero-cookies-684582/. I thank them both for inspiring me to makes these cookies. Instead of buying store bought Sugar Cookies, I baked some with a little help from Betty Crocker. The Sombrero Cookies taste great and they are so darn cute too!

Cookies out of the oven, cooling
Ingredients

1 package Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix.

1/2 cup, 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened.

1 Extra Large Egg.

2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour, + extra for rolling pin and work surface.

1 teaspoon Whole Milk.

1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract.

1/2 1 10.5 oz Spice Drops.

Circle Cookie Cutter.

1 Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing.

1/2 bottle Wilton Sprinkles Rainbow Nonpareils.

Wilton Rainbow Nonpareils

Betty Crocker Decorating Icing

Spice Drops
Directions

Make Sugar Cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large mixing bowl, add contents of Sugar Cookie Mix, Butter, Egg, Milk, Vanilla Extract and Flour.

Using handheld mixer, combine on medium speed until Dough forms.

I prefer to use the mixer half way and then my hands to incorporate everything perfectly.

Form Dough into a ball and cover in plastic wrap.

Chill Dough in fridge for at least half an hour so it is easier to work with.

Making circle around Cookie with Decorating Icing

Placing Icing in center of Cookie for Spice Drop

Added Spice Drop and Sprinkles over and around Icing
Place some Flour on a small plate and put round Cookie Cutter in it. Dip Cookie Cutter in Flour often to prevent Dough from sticking.

Lightly sprinkle Flour on work surface and rolling pin so Dough does not stick. Repeat if needed to prevent Dough from sticking.

Separate Dough in half, keeping other half in the fridge until you are ready for it.

Roll Dough and cutout round Cookies.

Do the same with remaining Dough.

Place Cookies on ungreased baking sheets and space apart so they do not stick together as they bake.

Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.

Leave in baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks to cool completely, approximately 1 hour.

Decorated Sombrero Cookies
Decorating Sombrero Cookies

Leave cookies on cooling racks and for each cookie do the following:

Place Sprinkles in a plate.

Cut tip off Betty Crocker Decorating Cookie Icing and squeeze out Icing in a circular motion around the Cookie (see photo).

Lovely Sombrero Cookies
Take Cookie and place face down on Sprinkles and press down gently. Shake off excess Sprinkles.
Return Cookie face up to cooling rack (see photo).

Take Cookie Icing and squeeze out a round circle in the center of the cookie (see photo).

Sombrero Cookies
Place 1 Spice Drop over Icing and press down then with the Cookie in your hand place above plate with Sprinkles and add some around the Icing sticking out of the Spice Drop. Shake off gently any excess Sprinkles (see photo).

Keep doing this for the remaining 23 cookies.

Enjoy!

Sophia/Two Frys

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