|Ole'! Some very festive sombrero cookies.|
Flat round cookies
Container of frosting
Nonpareils or sprinkles
gumdrops (I choose the larger ones)
|This one is so easy the kids can help make these!|
|You can also use a regular piping bag.|
|This will get covered with sprinkles|
Next, quickly turn the cookie upside down into a shallow plate of spinkles
|It feels wrong to dump the cookie in like this at first|
Tap it around a bit and make sure the sprinkles are sticking to the line of frosting. Next pipe a blob of frosting in the center of the cookie.
Gently place a large gumdrop in the center of the blob, pushing down gently so a ring of frosting forms around it. In the original instructions, they used a very tiny gumdrop, and I thought the proportions looked better with the bigger gumdrop for that "authentic" sombrero look. By the way, it was hard to find gumdrops in May (are they an Easter thing or something?) But the best place I ending up finding them was in the Winco bulk items section. They had both the small and large sizes.
|Goody goody gumdrops!|
We chose the gumdrops in the three shades of the Mexican flag: Red, White, and Green
|Anyone else feel like playing the Chiapanecas song now? (The Mexican hand-clapping song)|
By the way, even though Cinco de Mayo is now over, these would make a cute and fun craft for the kids after school, or a clever dessert for any upcoming fiesta or taco feed you might have this summer. Ole'!!