Piñata cookies tutorial

Jan 7, 2015 at 3:00 a.m. ET

It wouldn't be a piñata without a candy surprise in the middle! These multi-striped, burro piñata sugar cookies are frosted together in sets of 3. The middle cookies have hollow centers so you can fill them with a secret stash of mini M and M'S. That way, when you break open or bite into the cookie, the M and M'S come spilling out. Just like a real piñata. Olé!

1 /26: Plastic container

1/26 :Plastic container

2 /26: Line with plastic wrap

2/26 :Line with plastic wrap

3 /26: Food coloring

3/26 :Food coloring

4 /26: Split and dye the dough

4/26 :Split and dye the dough

5 /26: Colored dough

5/26 :Colored dough

6 /26: Layer the dough

6/26 :Layer the dough

7 /26: Freeze the dough

7/26 :Freeze the dough

8 /26: Remove the dough

8/26 :Remove the dough

9 /26: Slice the dough

9/26 :Slice the dough

10 /26: Place on baking sheet

10/26 :Place on baking sheet

11 /26: Bake

11/26 :Bake

12 /26: Burro cookie cutter

12/26 :Burro cookie cutter

13 /26: Cut the dough

13/26 :Cut the dough

14 /26: Line up cookie cutter

14/26 :Line up cookie cutter

15 /26: Hollow middle cookie

15/26 :Hollow middle cookie

16 /26: Let the cookies cool

16/26 :Let the cookies cool

17 /26: Assemble the cookies

17/26 :Assemble the cookies

18 /26: Make frosting "glue"

18/26 :Make frosting "glue"

19 /26: Pick your candy

19/26 :Pick your candy

20 /26: Frost 1 cookie

20/26 :Frost 1 cookie

21 /26: Set the middle cookie

21/26 :Set the middle cookie

22 /26: Fill with candy

22/26 :Fill with candy

23 /26: Frost the next layer

23/26 :Frost the next layer

24 /26: Place the final cookie

24/26 :Place the final cookie

25 /26: You're done!

25/26 :You're done!

26 /26: A sweet surprise

26/26 :A sweet surprise