Food in movies always looks so good—and the cookies in Alice in Wonderland are no exception. Since we can’t hop inside the TV and enjoy the snacks that way, the next best thing is to make them ourselves. I’m going to show you how to make the Alice in Wonderland cookies!
Making and decorating cookies from scratch can seem like a daunting task. But really it can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be!
I chose to go a simple route to make some cute, super tasty Alice in Wonderland cookies.
Alice In Wonderland Cookies
For the cookies, I used my go-to sugar cookie recipe. It’s really the best sugar cookie recipe I’ve come across—they’re the perfect amount of sweet and soft with just a little bit of sugar cookie crunch.
For the frosting, I decided to make buttercream.
If you’re wanting to make these super realistic, you need to make a royal icing that will harden. Personally, though, I prefer the taste of buttercream, and I didn’t have the right things to make a decorator’s frosting.
You can’t get as fancy with decorating sugar cookies with buttercream, but it can still look super cute, especially if you get the colors right.
What You’ll Need
For the cookies:
- 2 cups salted butter (softened)
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. vanilla
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 6 cups flour
For the buttercream:
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring of choice
Both of these recipes are super simple to make and are ingredients you probably already have on hand!
Cream The Butter & Sugar
Start making the cookies!
In a large bowl, or in a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. It’s important the butter is softened, but not melted.
Then, mix the eggs in, one at a time, just until they’re incorporated. Mix in the vanilla.
Add Dry Ingredients
Add in the baking powder and mix it up.
Then, add the flour, two cups at a time. Six cups of flour seems like a lot, but trust me, this recipe is great!
Roll Out The Dough
Some recipes tell you to chill your dough first, but this recipe specifically says not to—which is great for time!
Prepare the surface for the dough with lots of flour. This dough is pretty sticky. Keep the flour out, you’ll need more as you go along.
Roll out your dough to about 3/8″ thick. If they’re thicker, baking will take longer, thinner will be shorter baking time (and a little crispier cookies).
Cut Out The Cookies
I actually only have dog themed cookie cutters, so I used different size glasses to cut my cookies.
If you have stars or the willingness to cut out cookies by hand, you can make more shapes like the cookies in the movie!
The cookies will spread, but only a very small amount. Place them on a prepared baking sheet.
Bake your Alice in Wonderland cookies in the oven at 350° F.
The recipe says 6-8 minutes, but I found mine took a bit longer, so just keep your eye on them.
You don’t want these cookies to over bake or they’ll get really hard. They just need to be barely golden.
While the cookies are baking and cooling, make your frosting.
When I make buttercream, I just sort of mix butter and powdered sugar together, then add vanilla. If it’s too thick, I add milk. If it’s too thin, add more sugar.
You can use the proportions in the recipe I listed above!
I didn’t add any milk to this frosting because I wanted it a bit thicker.
I divided my frosting into four bowls and made four different colors: a pinky purple, orange, yellow, and white. The colors in the Alice in Wonderland cookies look pastel to me, so I went for that sort of vibe with my colors.
The last thing you have to do is decorate them.
Often, decorating can take the most time out of the whole cookie process, but it can be totally worth it!
For these cookies, I did a frosting base of the various bright colors, then I added the white words and decorations after.
On the yellow cookies, I did the lines like the cookies actually in Alice in Wonderland. Obviously, they’re not exactly the same, but I think it looks pretty good!
Then, I added the words and decorations.
Of course, these cookies are delicious. I knew they would be since I’ve made them before!
I am a big fan of sugar cookies, so it’s hard not to eat them all in one sitting. Plus they’re literally begging to be eaten!
These cookies would be so fun for an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party, or just to munch on while you watch the movie.
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