It’s that time of year again to celebrate the iconic style of Minnie Mouse, with Rock the Dots! What better way to celebrate her bow and polka dots than with some delicious Minnie Red Velvet Cookies inspired by her look? They’re cute and sweet, just like her!
Be sure to tune in to the livestream on Disney.com on January 22 at 11:30am PST to watch Minnie get her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
For more Disney magic, try this mini Mickey Cake:
Minnie Red Velvet Cookies
- 8 tbsp softened butter
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tbsp red gel food coloring
- 2/3 cup white chocolate chips
- Mickey cookie cutter
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/4 tsp red gel food coloring
Cream together butter and sugar. Then add in eggs and vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder, combining thoroughly.
Add in flour, stirring together with a wooden spoon.
Once all combined, add in red gel food coloring until you’ve reached your desired shade of red.
Stir in white chocolate chips.
Cover mixing bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1-3 hours to stiffen.
Once dough is removed from the fridge, preheat oven to 350° F.
Roll out dough onto parchment paper with a rolling pin. Roll as flat as you can without crushing the white chocolate chips.
Use a large Mickey-shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies from the dough, placing them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven for 8-9 minutes. Allow to thoroughly cool before decorating.
Once you’re ready to decorate, combine the dark chocolate chips and oil, and melt in the microwave or stove top.
Place melted chocolate in a deep bowl, and dip your cookies, ear-side down, to coat the upper half in chocolate. Place on a plate or pan lined with parchment paper. Once all are coated in chocolate, place in the fridge for chocolate to harden.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or stove top, combining with red gel food coloring. Place in a piping bag with a #4 tip, and pipe bow shapes onto a small parchment paper-lined plate. Melt a little more white chocolate to use for piping polka dots onto your bows.
Pipe a dollop of white chocolate onto each cookie in between Minnie’s ears to “glue” the bow on.