Hello beautiful people!
Today we are making some Snowman Shortbread Cookies from our Disney Eats Holiday Treat Challenge.
When I was first trying to figure how to make these I thought it was going to have to figure out a copycat recipe. I didn’t think there was any chance I would find the official recipe since the cookies just came out. Usually, we have to wait months before Disney releases it. Not this time! The other day I was searching through Instagram and there it was! I couldn’t believe it. Between the doggie pictures and travel destinations way out of my price range, Instagram user @adventurestodisney had been given the recipe from the parks. I was stoked and thanked her.
Here’s the official Disney Park Recipe:
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 pound white chocolate bark
- Red and Green Sprinkles (I used multi-colored ones because every store was sold out of Red and Green bottles. It’s the holiday’s people, stock up on more please. )
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Preheat your oven to 350F.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together well.
- In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.
- Into the butter mixture, add the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix together well.
- Combine the two bowls, and mix until combined.
- Divide the dough into two balls. Wrap one in plastic wrap until ready to use.
- On a clean and lightly floured surface, roll out one ball of dough to 1/8 inch thick. Use a snowman cookie cutter to cut out snowman shapes. Place on the baking sheet
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool completely. Disney doesn’t recommend this on the official recipe but pokes some holes in the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Every shortbread recipe I have seen recommends this except this one. I would take the extra second and just do it.
- In a small bowl. melt the white chocolate bark. Dip the cooled cookie or pipe the icing on the cookie.
- Let set and enjoy.
These are so simple. I was really surprised these were shortbread and not sugar cookies. Usually, when you see a cookie like this, it’s safe to believe they are sugar cookies.
I gave these to someone to use in her kid’s bake sale. She told me everyone loved. I know I did when I ate 3 or 4.
Tomorrow we are creating the Holiday Minnie Mouse Cake Pops. Hint: They are very similar to the Mickey ones we made two days ago.
Happy baking everyone!