A Cinco De Mayo Treat!

Make these adorable bite-size taco cookies for Cinco de Mayo or any future fiesta! Just a few simple ingredients to assemble — no baking required.

taco cookies

The kids will love to make these fun, tiny "tacos" out of cookies!

Mini taco cookies recipe

Yields 12 mini taco cookies


  • 12 Golden Oreo cookies
  • 10-15 peanut butter candy melts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate Oreos
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • 24-30 Hot Tamale candies
  • Orange Airhead candy and banana Laffy Taffy
  • 1/4 cup white frosting

Assemble each taco topping:

  1. To make the ground beef, mix 1/2 cup chocolate frosting with 1/2 cup crushed chocolate Oreos.
  2. To make the lettuce, add 2 drops green food coloring to 1 teaspoon water. Put 1/4 cup coconut in a zip-closed bag and pour green liquid inside. Mix and toss well.
  3. To make the cheese, flatten an orange Airhead candy and a banana Laffy Taffy. Cut them up into tiny pieces with scissors.
  4. To make the cherry tomatoes, cut off the rounded ends of Hot Tamale candies.



Prepare the "taco shells"

To make the cookie taco shells, remove the top and bottom wafers of the Golden Oreo cookies and scrape off the filling. Using a sawing motion with a serrated knife, carefully cut each Oreo wafer just above the Oreo logo (about 2/3).

cut oreos wafers

Align the cut wafers inside of a mini cupcake pan to form the angled shape of a taco shell.

Align the cut wafers inside of a mini cupcake pan

Melt the peanut butter candy melts in a microwave (three, 30-second intervals, stirring between each heating) and pour into a piping bag or plastic zip-closed bag. Cut off the tip and pipe the melted peanut butter candy between the cut Oreo wafers.

Pipe peanut butter melts in center

Smooth out with a toothpick. Allow them to cool a few minutes. Turn the cookie taco shells over and pipe more peanut butter melt on the bottoms, smoothing the gap shut and securing the two wafers together.

Smooth with a toothpick


Add "ground beef"

To assemble, add the chocolate ground beef first.

Add chocolate crumbles


Pile on the toppings

Pipe a small line of white frosting down the the center and sprinkle the coconut lettuce on top. (The frosting helps keep it in place.) Add a few more dabs of white frosting and sprinkle the candy cheese on top. Add two or three dabs of white frosting to secure the candy cherry tomatoes. Add more white frosting for sour cream, if desired.

Taco cookies

Enjoy your fiesta!

Taco Cookies

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Tags: kid-friendly food

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Comments on "Mini taco cookies recipe"

JustOne MoreBite May 04, 2013 | 10:15 AM

These are adorable! Thanks for the recipe!

centail May 02, 2013 | 12:37 PM

looks really good but no coconut for me plz :)

Chef Beth May 01, 2013 | 6:19 PM

I've made a similar version of these before but I used brown edged wafers I made myself. When I took them out of the oven I draped them over a wooden dowel & allowed them to cool.

Amy April 30, 2013 | 5:39 PM

SO super cute... I never would have seen it if your link hadn't been put on Tosh.O's blog (http://toshedycentral/blog/2013/04/30/what-youre-missing-on-the-internet-2) Not trying to spam you... I looked for an email to let you know in case you hadn't seen it. You may get a lot of traffic today !!!! :)

Sue {munchkin munchies} April 26, 2013 | 7:30 AM

Once again, I am amazed at your genius! :) Making these for sure!

onel April 25, 2013 | 6:52 AM

This is so cute with the colorful filling wrapped inside!!

Person. April 24, 2013 | 2:04 PM

Love them! Looks so tasty!

Mackenzie April 24, 2013 | 2:04 PM

Omg So cute love it

SusanM April 24, 2013 | 12:30 AM

So dang clever! Thanks for sharing!

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