Bright yellow smiley face sunshine shaped cookies filled with candy.
pinata cookies, summer desserts, sun shaped cookies
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
2cupsall purpose flourplus more if needed
3/4teaspoonspure vanilla extract
yellow food coloring
2tablespoonsyellow royal icing or melted candy coating
Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, vanilla, almond extract, and yellow food coloring.
Add dry ingredients and stir just until combined. If the dough is sticky, add a small amount of flour.
Lightly dust your work surface or non-stick mat with flour.
Roll the cookie dough out to between a 1/16 inch and 1/8th inch thickness, cut 17 or 18 circles using a round cutter, and drape circles of dough over each mound on your pan and smooth with your fingers. Freeze pan for 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 325 degree oven.
Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
Roll out the remaining dough and cut out 17-18 sunshine shapes. Set them on parchment lined baking sheets, refrigerate for 15 minutes, then bake for 10-14 minutes until the tops look dry.
Cool cookies completely.
Fill each half sphere cookie with candy, pipe on some yellow royal icing or melted candy coating around the top edge of the cookie, set a sun shaped cookie over top, turn the cookies right side up and allow to dry completely.
Attach two candy eyes using icing or candy melts, then draw on smiles using black food coloring markers.
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