These irresistible sugar cookies are packed with pieces of crushed Frosted Animal Circus Cookies. The colors make this easy and original recipe perfect for a baby shower, Easter or Valentine’s Day!
Welcome to day ONE of my 2nd themed week I’ve had here on Wishes and Dishes. These are cookies baked within another cookie – does it really get better than this, people? A few months ago, I did a week of ALL Mexican food and all of you readers seemed to really enjoy it. This week I’m doing all “kid” food! I’ve taken my favorite foods I ate as a child and incorporated them into recipes and also made homemade versions of some classic favorites. I saw these Keebler Frosted Animal Shortbread Cookies in the store and kept buying them over and over again with the intention of making some sort of awesome creation with them. Well let’s just say that about six bags later and I finally used them in this frosted animal sugar cookies recipe without eating them all up first! Don’t judge!
These sugar cookies are one my favorites to ever come out of my kitchen and that’s saying a lot. The base is a sugar cookie, and the incorporation of the shortbread cookie and frosting inside the sugar cookie really makes the taste of these cookies so unique. I was very proud of them and they were husband approved. It also doesn’t hurt that they are super pretty. I bet these would even be great to bring to a baby shower (for a baby girl, of course) because of the pink. Also – how perfect would these be for a Valentine’s Day treat because of the color?
Note: You can also use Mother’s brand Circus Animal Cookies for this recipe – there is virtually no difference between them and the Keebler cookies that I used for this recipe. Enjoy and make sure to stop back for my other childhood food favorites this week!Sign up for the Wishes & Dishes Newsletter for a fresh serving of content delivered every week to your inbox! And stay in touch on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest updates!