Dirty diaper cookies for a baby shower
Bring a little humor to any baby shower with these "Dirty Diaper" cookies. Melted, miniature candy bars inside each sugar cookie diaper will have your guests giggling.
Dirty diaper cookies recipe
Yields approximately 10 large cookies
- 1 tube of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough (or your favorite rolled sugar cookie dough recipe)
- Flour for rolling out dough
- Assorted Hershey's Mini Candy Bars
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 4 ounces chocolate candy melts
Shape the dough
Cut out a paper triangle, sized 8-1/2 x 7 x 7 inches. Flour your surface well and roll out the dough. Place the paper triangle on top of the rolled out dough and use a knife to cut as many triangle shapes as you can. (Repeat this with any remaining dough you have after cutting the first set of triangles.)
Fill and fold the diaper
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 and left corners. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cookies
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on wire racks for at least 30 minutes.
Create safety pins for diapers
Put the chocolate candy melts 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.
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.
Glaze the cookies
Mix 1/2 cup milk and 3 cups powdered sugar in a bowl to make an icing glaze. Pour the glaze frosting over the cookies. (For convenience, I like to use a plastic ketchup/mustard bottle.) Allow the glaze to drip off the sides and dry.
Add the finishing touch
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.