Happy Cinco de Mayo!
I have two disclaimers about this post:
- The actual cookies here are not made from scratch.
- Cinco de Mayo is one of my least favorite holidays because people use it as an excuse to get drunk without actually knowing what they’re celebrating which is not, by the way, Mexico’s independence. It celebrates Mexico’s victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War.
Anyway, I am half Mexican and so to honor that heritage and Mexico’s culture, I decided to make sombrero cookies.
I baked the cookies as directed on the package – about 12 minutes at 350 F. When they came out, I let them cool for about one minute and then pressed into them with a shot glass to form the rim of the sombrero. I lost a few cookies in this process because the middle became too thin and tore the cookie apart. I got the hang of it finally and prepped for decorations.
I started decorations by putting dollops of white frosting in the center of each “hat” and topping it with a gum drop. I sprinkled nonpareils sprinkles on the frosting that was sticking out from under the gum drops and shook off the excess.
To finish the sombreros, I frosted the borders with different patterns and voila!
How great are these?!
Have a safe, happy, and educated Cinco de Mayo!