Mickey and Minnie Cookies
Our “Resident Cookie Expert” is back today sharing a fun Disney treat!
Today I’m feeling all Disney inside. My family and I are fresh off a Disneyland vacation. My sister’s son is now famous for asking, “Is it a fact, or an opinion, that this is the happiest place on earth?”
Sometimes you do wonder when you witness a child melting down from being off their nap schedule and the parents are saying, “you need to settle down, because we ARE staying for Fantasmic!”
No seriously. I believe it is, in fact “the happiest place on earth” when I enter Pooh’s Corner. You know the candy store at the end of the Winnie the Pooh ride? As I was purchasing my Minnie Mouse apple, I stopped to notice Minnie’s bow was royal icing with sanding sugar. So I thought I’d come back home and make some Disney cookies and talk about “floodwork” here on somewhat simple.
I made these cookies a few months ago and packed them in my kids’ lunches.
This was the surprise-ish way I told them of our definite plans to go to Disneyland.
I have all my recipes and tips for sugar cookies and making royal icing on my blog. Go here for cookie tips. But one more thing you should know is that when you are dying red, or black icing, you should plan on using a lot! Like almost a whole one of these little babies for just a couple cups of frosting.
Mickey was a 3 step deal. Pretty easy, just wait for it to dry a few hours in between each step. You could do it all at the same time, but your black and red could get up in each others’ business. And the buttons would meld into the red and be even, instead of raised. But hey, no biggie if you’re short on time.
Minnie was more complex for me. She’s got hair accessories to worry about. I just couldn’t decide what to do with her bow. But I did know that I wanted to make them as “floodwork.”
So the lesson for today is “foodwork.” At least that’s what my people call it. This is referring to when you pipe out separate decorations and then transfer them onto your cake or cookies. I simply pipe onto parchment paper and over night, you can easily pick it right up. For the plain bow, in order to have the center look defined, you need to pipe the sides and let them dry for a couple hours, then make the dot in the center. I like those better than the ones on the right which were done all at once.
When I made some bling-y bows, I poured plenty of disco dust and sanding sugar on and left it there while it dried. I didn’t shake off the excess until it was completely dry. Then you have a custom decoration that you can put on your cookie/cake/carmel apple.
If you were really loving it, you could make your own sprinkles. I’ve seen it done, but I can’t remember where. I love my (not home-made) Mickey Mouse Quins I used on some cake pops.
I thought they should be on a cookie too.
The other great thing about “foodwork” is that you can set them half on and half off of your cookie. Like the turkey feet on this cookie. Parts of Minnie’s bow would sag if I piped right onto the cookie.
If you don’t have a Mickey-shaped cookie cutter, then you can just outline his head on a round, and fill. I added some red polka dots around to bring in more red.
These are pretty simple, but I love the bold shapes and vibrant colors.
Something about these cookies just makes me happy. And that’s a fact!
I hope you all have fun in your summer adventures whether it’s with Mickey, or floodwork! Or both!
Thanks to Stephanie for having me on Somewhat Simple today! Your blog is simply beautiful!