According to Wikipedia: “A piñata (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈɲata]) is a container made often of papier-mâché, pottery, or cloth and decorated, filled with toys and/or candy, and then broken as part of a ceremony or celebration. Piñatas are most commonly associated with Mexico, but its origins are considered to be in China. The idea of breaking a container filled with treats came to Europe in the 14th century, where the name, from the Italian “pignatta” was introduced.”
Why not translate the aboves to cookies ?
List of Materials
- Sugar cookie dough, cookie cutter, chocolate, fondant, chocole dragee
Use your favourite sugar cookie dough. I made one without eggs and dairy (350 gr flour, 250 gr margarine, 150 gr powdered sugar), but you can use any. Roll out your refrigareted (at least 1 hour) dough between two sheets of household foil to 0,3 – 0,5 mm thich. You will use 3 cookies in the final product so it has to be really thin.
Remove the foil and bake it.
When it is baked use your cookie cutter and cut out the cookies.
You have to cut a circular hole in every third cookie. This will be the hole where you will put you dragee.
You will need 3 cookies for each pinata cookie. you can glue them with melted chocolate.
Take one whole cookie, glue the one with the hole in ot over it. Than fill it with your favourite dragee or any kind of candy you like and top it again with the third (whole) cookie with the help of a little melted chocolate.
Yout pinata is almost ready now, all you have to do is to dip it in some chocolate and top it with a piece of fondant.
Thsis cookie it the merge of a famous Hungarian – Austrian cookie called ishler (originally two layer of sugar cookie glued with some jam and dipped in dark chocolete and the party centerpiece pinata. I hope you will like it. For Hungarian instructions check: http://www.tejestojasmentes.blogspot.hu/2012/07/pinata-linzer.html#more