3-D Candy Filled Baseball Cap Piñata Cookies
Ingredients: (makes 26-32 cookies)
4 cups (17 ounces) all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened slightly
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
food coloring to match your team’s colors
4-6 ounces modeling chocolate* or fondant
2-4 tablespoons royal icing (or store bought cookie icing to match cookie color)
candy (about a tablespoonful per cookie)
*You can find the recipe and tutorial for making homemade white modeling chocolate on my Chocolate Making Tips page.
Bake Pop Pan or mini muffin tin
round cookie cutters (I used 2 1/2 and 2 1/4 inch cutter)
square or rectangle cookie cutter (I used a 2 1/4 square)
pizza wheel or knife
If your baseball cap cookies will be just one color (not including the modeling chocolate decorations) then add the food coloring to your batter now. Make the color really intense because the flour will lighten it up a lot.
Add the dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
If using multiple colors, then you’ll have to mix the coloring in after you mix the dough. I suggest using food handling gloves and kneading the color into the dough, just be sure you don’t over mix the dough or your cookies will get tough.
Drape circles of dough over each mound on your pan and smooth with your fingers.
Place the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Bake the cookies for 8-11 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool for 2 minutes, then release the cookies from the pan, but leave them sit for another 10 minutes. I wedged a thin plastic spatula under the bottom edge of each cookie and just lifted them off the pan slightly, just to make sure they weren’t sticking.
Once the cookies have cooled for 10 minutes, then lift them off and set them on a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.
You could also use a food coloring marker to personalize each baseball cap. This will work well if you want a more detailed logo.
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