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Baking | Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cookies

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

I am by no means an expert when it comes to baking and the recipes I follow are pretty basic but I want to start sharing what I bake on my blog, if it ends up turning out okay and the decoration turns out somewhat decent. I am by no means an artist, so decorating cakes and biscuits is quite a challenge for me but I think these turned out okay! Next time I make them I will use a smaller nozzle for the icing. I thought I would share how to make them and decorate them with you. They are super easy to make and I think they would be lovely to give as gifts to any Disney lover. I got these cookie cutters from the Disney Cakes &Sweets magazine but I'm sure you will be able to find them online somewhere! I did not make this recipe up on my own, I did use Disney's Cakes & Sweets for guidance!


Ingredients
200g softened, unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
1 beaten egg
400g plain flour, you will also need extra for dusting
Black, red and white icing tubes (if you do not wish to make your own, which I don't)

1♥ First, place the butter and the sugar into a bowl and beat until they are creamy in texture, try not to overmix as this could cause the cookies to spread during baking. Add the vanilla essence and then beat in the egg until it is all well mixed together.

2♥ Once this is all mixed together add the flour and mix it in until a dough forms, once the dough has formed gather it into a ball and wrap it in cling and leave it to chill for at least an hour. I normally place it in the fridge for an hour to let it cool down, I've known people to put it in the freezer so they do not have to wait as long. It is important to let the dough chill as it is much easier to spread and roll out.

3♥ Once you have given the dough time to cool down place it on a lightly floured surface, it is important to do this because you do not want the dough to stick to the surface, I normally put some flour on the rolling pin too. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin, or anything that will efficiently roll out the dough, a wine bottle will also work.

4♥  Take your cookie cutter and firmly push it into the dough and leave the cutter in place. Push the embosser section gently into the cookie dough to mark the features of Mickey and Minnie. Remember to push hard enough for the outline to be visible on the dough, as you want to be able to see where you will be tracing the icing. Remove both the embosser and cutter from the dough.


5♥ Carefully transfer the cookies onto a non-stick baking tray, you can leave them to chill for another 30 minutes before baking them but I normally just put them straight in the oven and they always turn out fine. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and bake the cookies for 8 - 12 minutes until they are a pale golden colour. 

6Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes while they are still on the baking and then transfer them to a cooling rack. It is really important to allow the cookies to completely cool down before you decorate them, otherwise the icing will run and it will be harder for you to see the outline of the characters

7Eat and enjoy!
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I love making these cookies, not only do they taste amazing but they also look really adorable! If you do not have the Mickey and Minnie cookie cutters then this recipe would work well with any cookie shape and design. If you do make any then please let me know, as I would love to see pictures!


Victoria 
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5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness these are the cutest! x
    megangoodier.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Just checked out your blog and I love it! x

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  2. These are possibly the cutest cookies that I have ever seen and I'm definitely saving this post to try these at a later date!

    Beka. xo | littleworldofbeka

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  3. Thank you! Please send me a picture if you do make them, I'd love to see! x

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  4. These are so cute! I have to try this with my daughter.

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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