Christmas Piñata Cookies


This vanilla sugar biscuit recipe by is perfect for creating Christmas piñata cookies- in any form. Above we have these gorgeous christmas gift piñata cookies, and below is the same recipe as pinata stars. These are sure to wow any guests at your Christmas parties are are perfect for teachers gifts and thank you presents. This recipe, and the amazing piñata cookies, were created by the super talented Katie Miln, from Something From Kate.


Recipe- Makes 25 biscuits

125 grams butter

150 grams caster sugar

Vanilla 1 teaspoon

1 egg

250 grams flour

½ teaspoon baking powder



Beat the butter and sugar until creamy and pale. (add colour at this time)

Add the vanilla

Beat in the egg into the sugar and butter mixture

Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl

Add the flour in 2 batches to your mix until a dough is formed.

Rest for half an hour

Roll out and cut shapes

Bake 8 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius


To create piñata cookies, layer 6 cookies, cutting a small square (or star) in the centre of the middle four layers. Fill the middle with mini chocolates or sweets and stick the layers together with royal icing.

For the present piñata cookies, seperate into batches and colour each batch a different colour. Tie them with a red sour strap.

For the star piñata cookies, use fondant icing on top (stuck with a little water or a thinly spread layer of royal icing) and decorate as you would like.)


This vanilla sugar cookie recipe can also be used for basic biscuit creations- like this super cute Christmas tree. It’s the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table!


Something from Kate is a catering company dedicated to providing its clients with a unique and delicious culinary experience so that special occasion will create an evocative and long lasting memory. To see the amazing dishes Katie creates visit and

Special mention to Elana Clark Photography for the amazing photos too!

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