Boo! Just over a week left before Halloween so it’s time to plan what to bring or making for upcoming Halloween parties! I love a holiday that celebrates a sweet tooth but truth be told I’m not thrilled about the dressing up part. This year I decided to channel my indifference for costumes into something much more entertaining – dressing up my cat! Before you look at me like a crazy cat lady – just remember that the official animal of Halloween is a cat and also that these photos are adorable. I took an Instagram poll to pick which of the three she should be and the overwhelming majority chose – DRAGON LOLLI!! What do you think? Did we make the right choice? (can my cat be an internet celebrity yet? *cough* I mean, what?)
Anyway, back to the baking. I’ve been obsessed with the idea for these cookies since April 2012 when they were first posted by SheKnows.com in the form of a donkey for Cinco de Mayo. I thought the concept was absolutely brilliant and have been waiting an occasion to experiment. Although the recipe makes dough for days, you end up with about eight good cookies. The reason being each cookie is actually composed of THREE cookies. (see animation below) However, you can kind of make a tye-dye dough by combining the extra white, orange, and yellow and it still comes out festive and delicious.
These little candy corn shaped cookies taste just like the slice-and-bake Pilbsbury ones. When you crack it in half, out pour mini Reese’s Pieces – hence piñata – Ole! Note: I’m not totally sure that mini Reese’s Pieces actually exist in the candy section and I found mine as a mix-in on top of some yogurt cups. Although the taste is simplistic, the technique is what’s bound to turn heads. So Happy Baking and Happy Halloween!!