Looking for the perfect dessert for your next Cinco de Mayo fiesta or southwestern-style party? Look no further— and look beyond flan! Not only are these treats formed in the shape of the most decorative, festive sombrero, they’re concealing an awesome surprise inside. That’s right— these cookies are piñatas! They’re coming to us from Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio, and they’re easier to make than you ever would have guessed. You can even use whatever sugar cookie or buttercream recipe you want, along with your favorite candies. Watch and learn how they come together.

One of the best things about this idea is you can use whatever sugar cookie and buttercream recipe you know and love. If you want to use Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio’s recipe . . .

You’ll Need

Sugar Cookies
– ¾ cup butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 large egg
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 3 tablespoons whipping cream (heavy cream)
– 1 teaspoon almond extract
– 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
– ½ teaspoon salt
– 1 cup butter
– 8 cups icing sugar
– 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
– 4 to 6 tablespoons milk

Prepare both, fill the tops with your favorite candies, and assemble them the way they do in the video. You can grab the round brownie pop mold here and the whoopie pie pan here.

How perfect are these cookies for Cinco de Mayo?! So much fun, and so festive! What other occasions would these delightful treats fit? Which candies would you put in YOUR piñatas?