January 21

Paint Your Own Mickey and Minnie Cookies

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Paint Your Own Mickey and Minnie Cookies

Are you a Disney addict? We are! We have season passes to all of the Disney parks in Orlando. We did the during the week pass since we are homeschoolers and it isn't crowded. We also love to kick back and watch Disney movies and of course make Disney snacks like these Paint Your Own Mickey and Minnie Cookies!

They may look complicated but follow my directions below and you'll see how fun and easy they are.

Cookie Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup softened unsalted sweet cream butter

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tarter

3 cups flour

Cookie Cutters:

Mickey Mouse Head

Royal Icing Ingredients:

3 egg whites

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoon cream of tarter

3 cups powder sugar

Cookie Directions:

-cream butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a mixing bowl until well combined.

-in a small bowl add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

-gradually pour in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and mix until well combined.

-once all ingredients are mixed and a dough ball has formed. (if still sticky add in a half cup of flour and mix until a firm ball of dough forms.) place dough into a ziplock bag or in a bowl with foil to place on top.

place in fridge for 2 hours so that the dough can rise. it won't double in size like bread dough.

Icing Directions:

-separate the egg yolk from the whites. put the egg whites into a mixing bowl and trash the rest of the egg.

-add the sugar, cream of tarter and vanilla extra to the egg whites.

-beat on medium speed for 6 minutes.

-if the icing has a yellow color and looks like soup add in more powder sugar. about 1 cup.

-once the icing is done, pour it into a container that has a lid to it.

-divide the icing into 2 bowls. Put more of the white icing into the bowl for white and less into the other for the black color.

-in the bowl for the black icing add some black gel coloring to make the icing black. add a little more gel coloring to get the color you want.

-scoop black icing into a piping bag with #2 tip and the set aside in the fridge.

-scoop some white icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.

-for the white icing. add in 1-3 tablespoons of water to thin the icing out. you want it to be thick and runny, not soup like. If it is soup like add in 1/4 cup of powder sugar to thicken it. pour into a squeeze bottle

cookie decorating directions:

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-outline the mickey head and circle with the white icing in the piping bag, then fill it in with the icing in the bottle.

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-let cookies dry for 3 hours before decorating.

paint pallet directions:

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-draw out little circles on a piece of printer paper and the place under wax paper on a cookie sheet.

-using the icing in the bottle, fill in the circles and then set aside and let dry for 5 hours.

-once dry, get your color gels and a small paint brush.

-using the flesh colored gel, dip the paintbrush into the gel and brush it onto the white circles.

-repeat same process with remaining colors.

-let it dry for 2 hours before you peel them off.

-once dry, peel the paint dots off the wax paper. squeeze a small dot of the white icing in the piping bag on the back of the dot then place onto the circle cookie.

-repeat with other colors.

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cookie coloring directions:

-while looking at a picture of Mickey or Minnie, using the black icing draw the face onto the Mickey head cookie.

-let dry for 30 minutes

-once dry, take a slightly wet paintbrush and drag it across on of the paint colors on the pallet.

-paint your cookie.

Enjoy your Paint Your Own Mickey and Minnie Cookies!


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  1. You sure did a great job in making these cute Mickey and Minnie cookies. These would be great to make and give to the kids!

  2. What a great idea. I have never thought about painting my own cookies before. I know my younger grandkids would love these.

  3. I have some of the cutest cookie cutters, but I gave up when I had a hard time decorating them. Now I know what to do, not that hard, but take the time to do it right – I’m psyched these are adorable!

  4. Oh this makes me really happy. I am going to do this soon. Thinking it will be perfect for Christmas cookies. Can’t ever have too much Mickey/Minnie.

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