It’s the start of our Mickey Valentine’s cookie series. Way too often we see recipes with a hundred ingredients, and that take hours to make. Boo on that.
I thought it would be fun to create a series of different cookies using one cookie and two colors. Simple. Things don’t have to be complicated to be delicious. It’s a nice idea to make 8 different kinds of cookies with 16 different colors but people are busy and don’t have time for that. “I know you are 3 little Cindy, and can’t feed yourself, but momma has to shape cupids out of gumdrops and cherries for your class party tomorrow.” One cookie and two frostings sound pretty great. Especially if it’s a Disney Cookie.
First, we need to go over some basics to make the cookie. How to decorate a cookie with royal icing is one of the top questions I get. Second to “why are puppies so amazing?”, or maybe I’m just asking myself that question.
First, let’s make the shortbread cookie. We’ve made this cookie a few times before but let’s go over it again to keep it all in one place.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 300F.
- Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper. If you don’t have any, do not grease the pan.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the room temperature butter and the sugar.
- Add the sifted flour slowly to the creamed butter mixture.
- Now you have your dough. On a clean and lightly floured surface roll out your dough to half an inch thick. I like to place parchment paper under and over the dough to help with rolling it out smooth.
- Use a Mickey cookie cutter to cut out the Mickey shapes. Place the cookies on the baking sheet about an inch apart. Note: I tried to find this cookie cutter on Shop Disney website but they didn’t have it. I bought mine in the parks.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- When they come out of the oven, use a fork to poke the cookie numerous times. Let cool completely before moving.
Tomorrow we go through the basics of how to decorate them. Everyday we are going to show you different cookie decorating skills you can learn. You can use them to impress your family but most importantly impressed yourself.
Happy Baking DisBakers!