Cookie Tacos


Cookie Tacos

Fool your guests with these sweet little cookie tacos. While they look like the real deal, they’re desserts in disguise


  • store-bought sugar cookies

  • store-bought or homemade brownies

  • chocolate icing

  • royal icing, or frosting

  • large-flake coconut

  • desiccated coconut

  • green food colouring

  • yellow food colouring

  • red food colouring

  • red gummi candies

Royal icing

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar

  • 5 cups sifted icing sugar

  • 2 to 3 tbsp cold water


  • Cut homemade or store-bought sugar cookies in half with a serrated knife. Crumble brownies into small pieces. Stir a little chocolate icing into brownies just until they start sticking together.

  • Scoop some brownie mixture onto a cookie half. Top with remaining cookie half, making sure the cut edges are touching. Fill a zip-lock bag with white royal icing or frosting. Cut a small piece off the tip. Drizzle over brownie mixture.

  • Stir large-flake coconut with green food colouring to make iceberg lettuce. Cut red gummi candies into small cubes to make tomatoes. Stir medium desiccated coconut with yellow and red food colouring to make grated cheese. Sprinkle each over tacos.


Royal icing

Beat 3 egg whites with 1/4 tsp white vinegar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, until foamy. Gradually beat in 5 cups sifted icing sugar until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until icing is thick but still foamy, 3 to 7 min. Stir in 2 to 3 tbsp cold water to thin the icing to desired consistency. It should be thick and smooth.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January 2016 issue. Photo by Tony Lanz.

This article was originally published on Dec 08, 2015

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