Break open a Minion Christmas Pinata Cookie to find banana candies hiding inside.
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Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
2cupsall purpose flour
3/4teaspoonpure vanilla extract
yellow food coloring
4ouncesyellow confectionery coatingcandy melts, melted, or yellow royal icing
½cupof small candies
12-16ouncesmodeling chocolate in a variety of colors including gray for the goggles
optional18 jumbo candy eyes
optionalsprinkles and nonpareils
clear piping gel
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the egg, vanilla, and almond extract, and yellow food coloring and beat until well combined. You want this to be bright yellow. The color will tone down once the flour is added.
Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.
Dust a silicone mat and non-stick rolling pin lightly with flour.
Roll out some of the dough to between 1/4– 6/8 inch thickness.
Create the middle cookies with a hole in the middle using a 2 1/2 inch and a 3 1/2 inch long oblong cutter. Press the 2 1/2 inch cutter into the dough. Remove the cutter and the oblong shaped dough. Center the larger oblong cutter around the hole, press down to cut the dough. Leave that dough in place and continue to cut until you have a total of 9 oblong cookies with holes in them.
Remove the excess dough around each oblong then place the silicone mat in the freezer. Do not move these cookies until they are chilled. Once firm, carefully peel the cookies up from the silicone mat and place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet or simply bake them on the silicone mat.
Roll the remaining dough out to about 1/8th inch thickness and cut out 18 more oblong shaped cookies.
Roll the remaining dough out to 1/8th inch thickness and cut out 9 of the Minion’s legs and feet. I used a bell shaped cutter, but a mini gingerbread or teddy bear cutter will work too.
Use a tiny bit of water to attach the feet/legs to 9 of the oblong shaped cookies.
Freeze all the cookies for 15 minutes until firm.
Bake for 12 – 14 minutes until the bottom of the cookies just begin to brown.
Remove and allow the cookies to cool completely.
Use yellow candy melts to attach the middle cookie to the bottom cookie.
Fill the middle cookie with candy.
Roll out modeling chocolate, cut using a t-shirt or sweater cookie cutter, then decorate using more modeling chocolate and/or sprinkles. Attach the decorations to the sweaters using water or clear piping gel.
Let the modeling chocolate sweaters dry until firm (15-30 minutes) then use yellow candy melts to attach them to the top cookies.
Roll out gray modeling chocolate, cut using a large round plunger cutter, then cut out a hole in the center using a smaller round plunger cutter.
Attach the gray goggles to jumbo candy eyes using clear piping gel or make modeling chocolate eyes and attach them under the goggles.
Glue the eyes and sweater to the top cookie using yellow candy melts.
Attach the top cookie to the middle cookie using candy melts.
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