Bring a little humor to your next baby shower party with these "dirty diaper" cookies. Melted, miniature candy bars inside each sugar cookie diaper will amuse and entertain guests of all ages.
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Dirty Diaper Cookies - makes approximately 10 cookies
1 tube of Pilsbury Sugar Cookie dough (or your favorite rolled sugar cookie dough recipe)
Flour for rolling out dough
Assorted Hershey's Mini Candy Bars
4 ounces chocolate candy coating
1/2 cup milk
3 cups powdered sugar
Cut out a paper triangle, sized 8.5"x7"x7". Flour your surface well and roll out the dough.
Image: 2 Roll out dough
Place the paper triangle on top of the rolled out dough and use a knife to cut as many triangles shapes as you can. (Repeat this with any remaining dough you have after cutting the first set of triangles.)
Image: 3 Cutting triangles
Place an unwrapped candy bar in the center of each dough triangle and fold the diaper, starting with the bottom corner first, then the right & left corners.
Image: 4 Wrapping diaper1, 5 Wrapping diaper2, 6 Wrapping diaper3, 7 Wrapping diaper4
Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Image: 8 Baked diapers
Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on wire racks for at least 30 minutes.
Image: 9 Cooling diaper cookies on wire rack
Put 4 ounces of chocolate candy coating in a bowl and heat in a microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat heating until completely melted. Allow it to cool (but not harden) in the bowl for 5-10 minutes before attempting to make chocolate pins.
Image: 10 Ingredients for chocolate pins
Print a copy of safety pin images (download available here) and place a sheet of parchment paper over the printout. Using a #1 or #2 decorator tip on your piping bag, pour the melted chocolate into the bag. Begin piping the chocolate over the pin images. The first couple will look terrible, trust me. But the more you make, the better you'll get. Make more than you need so that you can pick the best ones for your finished cookies. Allow the chocolate pins to cool and harden on the parchment paper.
Image: 11 Piping chocolate pins
Mix 1/2 cup milk and 3 cups powdered sugar in a bowl to make an icing glaze.
Image: 12 Mixing glaze topping
Pour the glaze frosting over the cookies. (For convenience, I like to use a plastic ketchup/mustard bottle.)
Image: 13 Glazing cookies
Allow the glaze to drip off the sides and dry.
Image: 14 Drying cookies on wire racks after glazing
While the glaze is drying, carefully take the pins off the parchment paper and attach them to the fronts of the diaper cookies. The drying glaze will secure them in place.
Image: 15 Attach chocolate pins on top
Now you can entertain your guests with a sweet (albeit dirty) treat! These cookies double as a baby shower game if you can have everyone guess which mini candy bar is inside their "dirty diaper."
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