Piñata cookie

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A piñata cookie is a sugar cookie that is shaped and colored like a piñata and filled with various ingredients.[1][2][3] Piñata cookies may be multicolored, which involves preparing separate batches of cookie dough and dyeing them different colors.[2] The dough is then layered into a loaf with the various colors being separated[2][4] A cookie cutter may be used to create various shapes.[4] After the cookies are baked, they are further prepared by creating a hollow pocket, inside which the fillings are placed.[4] They may be filled with candies, such as miniature M&Ms candy, chocolate buttons,[1][2][5] or other ingredients. They are then sealed using frosting.[4] Piñata cookies are sometimes prepared for Cinco de Mayo.[1][2][6]

Common ingredients in the dough's preparation include flour, vegetable oil, butter, sugar, powdered sugar, eggs, cream of tartar, vanilla, salt, food coloring and baking soda.[1][2][4]

The piñata cookie has been described as being invented by Sandra Denneler.[7] However, it's possible that versions have been created prior to this.

Similar desserts with a piñata-style filling include cakes, cupcakes and ice cream cones.[8]

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