Your Family Will Love the Sweet Surprise Inside These Holiday Mickey Cookies

holiday mickey pinata cookies
Image source: Disney Family | Tiffany Davis

Some of my best holiday memories as a child involve baking cookies with my family around Christmas. Now that I have children of my own, I like to create special memories with them by baking lots of yummy treats—like these Holiday Mickey Piñata Cookies.

They have hollow centers that you can fill with a secret stash of your favorite candies. Sugar cookies with a surprise inside—how cool is that? Add a bow and they’re mini gifts!

holiday mickey pinata cookies
Image source: TIffany Davis

My little guys loved opening the top of these stacked cookies to find hidden candy inside—and your Disney Family will too!

For more Disney magic, try these Holiday Mickey Waffles:

Holiday Mickey Piñata Cookies


  • 4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp almond extract
  • Red or green food coloring
  • Mickey cookie cutter (3 1/2″)
  • Circle cookie cutter (2″ round)
  • ICING:
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 7 1/2 tsp meringue powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Red or green food coloring
  • Pastry bag and tip (or zip-top bag)


  1. Mix the flour, salt, and baking powder together in a bowl and set aside. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in eggs, vanilla, almond extract, and some drops of red food coloring. Add more coloring until you get a really bright shade of red and mix until well combined.

  2. Add dry ingredients and stir just until mixed. Once you add the flour the color will tone down. I added a few more drops to make sure my color was vibrant.

  3. Roll your cookie dough out to 1/4″ thick between two non-stick silicone mats dusted in flour.

  4. Cut out 10 Mickey cookies. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or silicon mat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  5. Roll the remaining cookie dough out to 3/8″ thick. (This dough needs to be thick enough for candies to fit inside.)

  6. Cut out Mickeys (you should have 5), set them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, then cut a circle out of the center of each. Refrigerate for 30 min.

  7. Preheat oven to 375° F.

  8. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.

  9. Stack your cookies with one solid Mickey cookie on the bottom, one with a hole in the middle, and another solid one on top.

  10. Make the royal icing: put confectioner’s sugar, meringue powder, food coloring, and water into a bowl and beat on low speed for 10 minutes.

  11. Place icing in a pastry bag fitted with a tip or a zip-top bag with a small hole cut at the end. Pipe an outline around the edge of the top Mickey cookies. Pipe an outer edge of icing on the bottom cookie if you would like to secure the middle cookie. Fill with candies. Enjoy!

Posted 3 years Ago
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