Monday, May 2, 2011

Cinco de Mayo Sombrero Cookies

Cinco de Mayo is just two days away.  Has it caught you as unawares as it has caught me?  All of a sudden May is here and I didn't even have a chance to prepare May baskets much less deliver them.  I am determined, however, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in fine fashion because I love the colors, the food, the fun, and I have a great set of hand-painted wine glasses that are perfect for the occasion (not to mention the chili pepper lights)! If you've been caught with no time for preparation, here is a fun little project that you can whip up in under an hour (I made these while watching NCIS) with items gleaned from the dollar aisle of your local market.  I found these, along with the easy instructions, on the Family Fun website here.  For a tastier cookie you can always make your own, but if you're looking for cheap, fast, and easy (no, NOT my nickname in high school), these cookies fill the bill.
This is all you need to create these darling cookies.
Mix up your basic confectioners' sugar icing and coat the edges of the cookies.
Dip the icing-coated edges into the multi-colored sprinkles.
Coat the edges of the gumdrops with icing and sprinkles, then drop icing into the center of the cookie and lower the gumdrop into place.  After the icing dries they will be very secure.
Cute, no?  I tried a variety of gumdrop colors, but I think I like the white ones the best.
While you're enjoying your cookies you may want to indulge yourself in a Cinco de Mayo mystery (and maybe a Margarita, but after the cookies, please!).  I recommend this wonderful book by author Harol Marshall.  Click the link below and buy this book.  (It's also for available for mere pesos on Kindle.)

A Corpse For Cuamantla


Pegasuslegend said...

These are so adoreable and you my dear are so very creative!

Marlis said...

cute cute cookies.. Love this idea. Happy Cinco de mayo!

Liz @ Two Maids a Milking said...

What a great idea!! We are having a baking linky party on our blog today we would love for you to link your cookies up!!


abeachcottage said...

so colourful and cute cookies! Thanks for linking to Good Life Wednesdays!


That is a great idea, not just for sombreros. Next time my grandkids are here, instead of all the mess of making the cookies....bought sugar cookies it is! Add all the decorations, what could be easier. Thanks for the great idea! Your sombreros were really cute.

Little Brick Ranch said...

These are hysterical!! I love them. I will definitely be making these in the near future even though I missed em for the cinco de mayo party we had!

This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - pop on over to link up!

Little Brick Ranch said...

Once again, too cute!! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. I hope to see you again next week!!

Christy said...

i was caught so unaware that i served greek salad for dinner on cinco de mayo! i really blew that one. your cookies are adorable and would be a great addition to any treats table. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!