Saturday Spotlight: Top 10 Cinco de Mayo Cookies

 

Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is two-day celebration spanning September 15 and 16, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Mexican Army's win over the French Empire in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. But over time, here in the US anyway, it's become a broader celebration of Mexican-American culture. (Never thought you'd get a history lesson here on Cookie Connection, did you? )

In cookies, this celebration most often manifests itself in high-color fiesta sets featuring intricately "embroidered" floral dresses, sombreros, papel picado, piñatas, and, of course, the Mexican flag. And, in keeping with the fiesta mood, you might even find a margarita cookie or two tossed in! There is no clearer evidence of this cookie phenom than in this week's hot list*. It's got everything I mentioned and more, all in an eye-popping palette dominated by lime green, orange, teal, and hot pink! It's bright, cheerful, and a guaranteed Saturday morning pick-me-up!

¡Felicite a los ganadores de esta semana y disfrute de su Cinco de Mayo a todos! (I hope Google Translate got that right! )

#1: Cinco de Mayo by Rocking Horse Sugar Decor
#1 - Cinco de Mayo by Rocking Horse Sugar Decor

#2: Mexican Doll by Sueños de Caramelo
#2 - Mexican Doll by Sueños de Caramelo

#3: Fiesta! by Delorse
#3 - Fiesta! by Delorse

#4: Fiestas Patrias by María Imelda
#4 - Fiestas Patrias by María Imelda

#5: Chiapas by Dora Lilia
#5 - Chiapas by Dora Lilia

#6: Sugar Skull by Lucy (Honeycat Cookies)
#6 - Sugar Skull by Lucy (Honeycat Cookies)

#7: Mexicanas by SARAHY MILLÁN
#7 - Mexicanas by SARAHY MILLÁN

#8: Fiesta Cookies by Kelley Hart
#8 - Fiesta Cookies by Kelley Hart

#9: Cacti by RebeccArchitect
#9 - Cacti by RebeccArchitect

Y por último, si bien no menos importante . . .

#10: Muñecas de Trapo Mexicanas by Sueños de Caramelo [EDITOR'S NOTE: Congrats, Sueños, on your second win of the week! Both sets of your dolls are completely adorable!]
#10 - Muñecas de Trapo Mexicanas by Sueños de Caramelo

¡Hasta el próximo fin de semana, vive dulcemente!

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Great collection of cookies! I now know that my sugar skull is in fact strictly speaking related only to the Mexican Day of the Dead, and not Cinco de Mayo, though I think I’m not the only one to make that error. I may have to investigate how I’ve tagged my cookies in various places!

Lucy (Honeycat Cookies) posted:

Great collection of cookies! I now know that my sugar skull is in fact strictly speaking related only to the Mexican Day of the Dead, and not Cinco de Mayo, though I think I’m not the only one to make that error. I may have to investigate how I’ve tagged my cookies in various places!

You are right, but I liked the cookie so much, and it does celebrate Mexican culture in a broader sense, so I decided to leave it in this week's roundup! Hopefully people won't be sticklers for historical accuracy . . . historian and cultural anthropologist I am not.

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