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Turn Your Favorite Valentine Candies into Mickey Cookies

image source: irene lee | disney family

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and I cannot be more excited. It’s the perfect time to show love and appreciation to all your favorite people! Every year I hand out valentines but this time around, I thought it would be special to pass out these fun and festive cookies.

image source: irene lee | disney family

These Mickey-shaped sweets are a chEARful take on the classic candy “conversation” hearts you see everywhere this season. All it takes are a few ingredients, an icing pen, and your trusty Mickey cookie cutter to whip up these delightful treats.

Wishing you a magical Valentine’s Day!

Mickey Valentine Cookies

Serves
30

Ingredients

  • DOUGH:
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 3/4 Cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • ROYAL ICING:
  • 3 Cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 egg whites
  • Food coloring
  • MATERIALS:
  • Mickey cookie cutter
  • Piping bags
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Icing pen

Helpful Tip

All cutting should be done by an adult.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

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  2. Cover and chill dough for at least one hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 400° F. Roll dough on floured surface to 1/4-1/2″ thick. Use a Mickey cookie cutter to cut shapes out of dough. Place cookies 1” apart on greased cookie sheets.

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  4. Bake 6-8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

  5. To make icing, beat together confectioners’ sugar and egg whites for 5 minutes, or until mixture is thick enough to hold its shape.

  6. Divide icing in bowls and stir food coloring into each bowl to dye icing. Fill piping bags with icing. Cut a small hole at the ends.

    image source: irene lee | disney family

  7. Pipe icing along the edges of the cookies and let dry.

    image source: irene lee | disney family

  8. Then pipe icing inside the lines and use a toothpick to spread it out to the outline. Let dry until icing is completely hardened.

    image source: irene lee | disney family

  9. With the icing pen, carefully write phrases on the cookies.

    image source: irene lee | disney family

Posted 2 years Ago
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