This is the last thing I got for ya today, and I’m qualifying it as a fail, even though some of them survived.
You probably see these Pinata cookies circulating around back in May. The idea is super cute! Cookies that you bust open and there’s candy inside! How awesome is that! Where this recipe and idea goes wrong is logistics. I’m not talking about separating and dying dough, that wasn’t a bid deal, or even layering the colors. First of all, I don’t have a burro cookie cutter. I even looked at my local supply place - no dice. So the two cutters I have that would fit were penguins and dinosaurs. Great! So you have to cut the cookies immediately after they come out of the oven. Which is hard because 1). Soft cookies, 2). RIGHT OUT OF THE OVEN! METAL COOKIE CUTTERS CONDUCT HEAT! BURN YOUR FINGERPRINTS OFF! and 3). Because they’re already baked, anything that is delicate (like a dinosaur is going to crack as soon as they set. So none of the dinosaurs survived.
The other huge problem is that it takes THREE regular cookies to make ONE pinata cookie. My huge tray of penguins quickly got reduced to 4 Penguin Pinatas. Two whole nights of baking, and I only have 4 Penguin Pinata cookies to show for it, and technically it was only 3 because I busted one open to get that picture up there. So yes, very very cute and fun idea, realistically, very little payoff for tons of effort.