Sugar Cookie Tacos: a sugar cookie "taco shell" stuffed with Oreo "meat" and topped with all the fixings. Perfect for a party or Cinco de Mayo! www.thereciperebel.com
Prep Time 1hour
Cook Time 9minutes
Total Time 1hour9minutes
Author Ashley Fehr
1sugar cookie mix pouchI used Betty Crocker
1/2cupchocolate or vanilla frosting
1/4cupshredded sweetened coconut
Green food coloring
25-30mini red M&M's
2yellow and 2 orange Starburst candiescut into strips
Sugar cookie taco shells: Wrap a cylindrical object in tin foil (how wide will depend on how big you’re making your cookies. I started with a roll of wrapping paper, but found it was too big, so I switched to a broom handle).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine sugar cookie mix, butter and egg until a dough forms. Roll into balls about 1.5” in diameter and place 6 on your baking sheet (you want to work in small batches anyway, so one sheet at a time is fine). Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are golden brown and centers are set. Let cool a few minutes before draping over your broom handle or whatever you’re using.
*If you need to press the cookie around the handle, go for it. The beauty of cookies is even if they crack, you can press them back together and they will still be fine. Be gentle and work slowly. I found it worked best if I waited 10-15 minutes after coming out of the oven. If your cookies come out of the oven too puffy, press the raw cookie dough balls down slightly next time.
Repeat until all cookie dough is used (it will take some trial and error – I ruined probably 5, and ended up with about 12 good ones in the end). Let cool completely before removing from the mold.
Oreo “meat” filling:In a food processor, combine Oreos and frosting and process until crumbly. You want enough frosting so that the filling will hold together if you press it between your fingers.
You can also crush the cookies with a mallet or rolling pan and stir in the frosting until completely brown.
Lettuce: combine coconut and a few drops of green food coloring and stir until you reach desired color.
Assembly: Place a small amount of Oreo “meat” filling in the bottom of each cooled cookie shell.
Top with coconut “lettuce”, M&M “tomatoes” and Starburst “cheese” as desired.
To store, place close together in an airtight container so that they stand upright. You can use napkins placed around the cookies to help keep them upright if needed.