Hispanic Heritage Month Cookies

Hispanic Heritage Month

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It is so amazing that we have a whole MONTH to celebrate our Hispanic Heritage! 


Living in a foreign country is always hard for many reasons, for me primarily is being away from my family and missing all the parties and celebrations!

 

 


Our families are very big, and there is always a good reason to celebrate. Piñatas have always been a very important component for our parties; not only for birthdays, but also for Posadas and "Noche Mexicana" to celebrate Independence Day. 

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I remember back in the day I used to have themed parties where the cake, decorations, goody bags, and piñatas were all coordinated and most of the things were homemade. Being the youngest of the family had its privileges and my mom and older sisters were always excited to  celebrate my birthday. 

In the markets you could buy piñatas, but at that time the most common piñatas were the star style. So since we liked to have our piñatas coordinate with the party’s theme we often had to make our own. 

 

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Maybe this is one of the reasons why the piñata market started to change and make piñatas of all kinds of fun characters that could match the fancy demands of picky costumers. 

 

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We enjoyed making the PIÑATAS from scratch and choosing the candies that would go inside. 

 

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Back in the day the piñatas were made using a huge terracota (barro) bowl, then we added layers of newspaper glued with glue made of flower.  We then let it dry and when it was hard  we could start decorating. I wish I could have pictures to show them to you, they were so pretty!

 

I tried to carry this tradition for our daughter's parties, and try to have a piñata in most of her childhood birthdays. 

 

This is why I think that a piñata cookie is a great idea to include in your Hispanic Heritage month celebrations. Besides they look very pretty and they will evoke fun and maybe some painful childhood memories, because if you grew up hitting terracota piñatas for your celebrations you know that one of those piñatas pieces may have hit you on your head.  

 

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The excitement and fun of having a piñata is what I want to represent in these cookies. 

You can watch the video tutorial here:




 

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To make these cookies you will need to prepare firm or firm to medium royal icing, to have more defined ruffles. Also it will be very good to make the icing the same day that you are going to decorate the cookies, like the icing start loosing it stiffness quickly. 

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Piñata cookies to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ www.thecookiecouture.com

 

You could used decorating tips #103-101s from Wilton or Ateco, these decorating tips are call petal decorating tips.  Click HERE depending on the size of your cookie and the size of ruffle you want to make.


If you prefer PME decorating tips, the numbers are #55, 56R and 57R click here: PME TIPS

 

Piñata cookies to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ www.thecookiecouture.com


Piñata cookies to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @ www.thecookiecouture.com 

 

# 101s is the smallest decorating tip you can find, I have used this one when I make the little onesies for baby shower cookies. 

 

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You can used any color combination that matches your party decor and also you can change the direction on how you add the icing to your cookie. 

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