Want to bring the magic of Walt Disney World home with you for Valentine’s Day? Check out this easy recipe for Mickey Mouse Heart Cookies!
Who is your all-time favorite Disney couple?
You could argue that some of the greatest Disney love stories have happened with princes and princesses, with a village girl and a beast, with two majestic lions, or even with a waitress and a prince turned into frogs.
But, one of the most influential Disney #couplegoals that get overlooked is ironically the two most iconic characters… Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse!
As Valentine’s Day approaches in just under a week, I was searching for something fun and Disney-themed that would be easy to make at home.
Lo and behold, Disney Family just happens to have a recipe for these adorable Mickey Mouse heart cookies, worthy of winning Minnie’s (and your sweetheart’s) affections!
Here’s how I made the recipe, and how you can too.
MICKEY MOUSE HEART COOKIES RECIPE PREP
According to the ingredients on Disney Family, the recipe calls for a batch of sugar cookie dough, homemade or store-bought.
I love making my own dough, but this time around, I chose to go with this premade sugar cookie dough, bought at the grocery store in the refrigerated section.
The recipe also calls for red food coloring. To get these cookies red (and not pink), you need a good, concentrated red food coloring. My favorite is the Wilton Color Gels.
I broke apart my log of premade sugar cookie dough and put it into my stand mixer, and added in my red food coloring gel.
Then I added a bit of flour to stiffen the dough, so that it would be a more appropriate consistency for rolling out and using cookie cutters on.
Once the dough was a pretty shade of red, I flattened it into discs, covered the discs with plastic wrap, and left them in the fridge to chill, as per Disney Family’s recipe directions.
THE COOKIE CUTTING AND THE BAKING
After the dough had chilled, I dusted my counter surface with flour and rolled the dough out.
Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, I cut out my cookies and placed them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet (Disney Family’s recipe doesn’t mention using parchment paper, but I always prefer using it when baking sugar cookies).
I used the directions on the package of premade cookie dough for baking temperature and time, and once those beautiful red cookies came out of the oven, also came the most difficult part … the waiting.
Maybe you’re super impatient like me when it comes to baking and you want to eat everything straight out of the oven, but these cookies must cool completely before we get to the next step. Go watch something on Disney + while you wait for the cookies to cool!
Using dark chocolate candy melts, I melted the chocolate in a double boiler (Disney’s recipe suggests microwaving, but I personally prefer a double boiler. Use whichever option works best for you).
Once the chocolate was melted, I took each cookie, held it from the bottom of the heart, and dipped the tops into the chocolate. Then, I placed them back onto my parchment-paper-lined baking sheets.
This is where it gets exciting because you start to see the Mickey Mouse shape coming together.
After you’ve dipped the tops of your heart cookies in the melted chocolate, they look like Mickey’s ears, and the red-colored cookies are the color of his shorts. Now, all we need are the buttons.
Disney’s recipe calls for white licorice candies for Mickey’s buttons. I personally could not locate these candies, so I opted for white jelly beans as a substitute.
Once two of those candies are placed onto the bottom of the heart cookie (held down with a little bit of that melted chocolate so the candy stays in place), you have a perfect, undeniably Mickey Mouse cookie that you can present and serve to all your loved ones.
Again, after you’ve dipped the chocolate and placed the candies onto your cookies, they will need time to set, so as tough as it is, make sure to let these set completely before eating your heart out!
These cookies were so adorable and incredibly easy to make.
Making these cookies would be a great family Valentine’s Day activity, getting your little ones involved by doing the chocolate dipping or placing the candies onto the cookies.
Will you be making these Mickey Mouse heart cookies for a special someone in your life? Do you think Minnie and Mickey are the definition of #couplegoals? Tell us what your heart is saying in the comments on our Facebook page!
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