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.|