Minnie Mouse Sugar Cookies

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These cute Minnie Mouse sugar cookies are the easiest and the best-tasting sugar cookie recipe – great for a child’s Disney themed birthday party or baby shower!  Frost them any way you like, but these will be your new go-to cut-out cookie.

These cute Minnie Mouse sugar cookies are the easiest and the best-tasting sugar cookie recipe - great for a child's Disney themed birthday party!  Frost them any way you like, but these will be your new go-to cut-out cookie!

Happy 4th birthday to my blog today!  Are these not the cutest cookies you’ve ever seen?  OK, maybe I am just biased.  We all know by now that I have an unhealthy obsession with Disney World.  I feel compelled to mention it in my blog posts constantly….my post about Greek Lasagna on Tuesday, for instance.  My hubby feeds the monster by bringing me there every so often.  I never went as a kid so I’m simply making up for lost time from my “deprived” childhood (that’s what I like to tell myself).  Mr. Wishes went many times as a child so his spoiled rotten self (ha ha) isn’t quite as thrilled to skip merrily through the parks with me, but hey, he takes one for the team.

I finally found the sugar cookie recipe that makes me stop in my tracks on the search for the perfect recipe.  I have had a lot of good ones, but this is my favorite.  I played around a little bit with different recipes and found I like the mixture of the shortening and butter, instead of just butter OR just shortening as the fat in the recipe.  The butter gives it the good flavor but the shortening helps keep them “fluffy” and keep their shape better while baking.  I’m no baking expert, but this is just what I found to be my preference.

Mouse cut-out cookies are the easiest and the best-tasting sugar cookie recipe - great for a child's Disney themed birthday party!  Frost them any way you like, but these will be your new go-to cut-out cookie!

I actually made these cookies for a a get-together with friends where the food theme was “mini” night:  any sort of food you want to bring, but the miniature version of it. I decided to be a little bit clever and literally make mini “Minnie” cookies.  I was so excited to finally get to put my cookie cutter to good use!  These particular Minnie Mouse Sugar Cookies would be loved by any Disney fan in your life.  You can even decorate them as “Mickey” for boys!

There are endless possibilities for frosting and decorating these cookies!  I, of course, chose to devote these cookies to my love for all things Disney.  They also would be perfect for a baby shower!

I used this strawberry buttercream frosting recipe for these cookies and it was just perfection.  You can use your favorite frosting recipe that you typically use on sugar cookies, but I loved the strawberry taste with the sugar cookies for something different.  Of course, the pink color made them more “girlie” and fun.  Enjoy!

Disney Minnie Mouse sugar cookies are easy and delicious for a child's birthday party, baby shower, or just for fun.

Minnie Mouse Sugar Cookies
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These cute Minnie Mouse sugar cookies are the easiest and the best-tasting sugar cookie recipe for a kid's birthday party or baby shower.
Ingredients
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Strawberry buttercream frosting (recipe here)
  • Pearls, for decorating (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening and sugar until smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  4. Slowly stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt mixture.
  5. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface ¼ to ½ inch thick. Add a little more flour as needed for sticky dough.
  7. Cut into shapes using Mickey Mouse (or any) cookie cutter.
  8. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake 6 to 8 minutes (depending on size and thickness) in preheated oven. Cool two minutes on baking sheet so they can set and then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  10. Frost and decorate once completely cooled.

 

 

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

7 Responses to “Minnie Mouse Sugar Cookies”

  1. September 17, 2015 at 9:21 AM #

    How freaking adorable are your Minnie cookies?! I love these and how you made a play on words. 🙂

  2. September 17, 2015 at 11:36 AM #

    These are too cute! Happy 4 years of blogging! I hope there’s many more years of deliciousness to document and share. : )

  3. September 17, 2015 at 1:11 PM #

    Happy 4th birthday!!! These cookies are so adorable! If I lived in the States I would definitely be a frequent visitor st Disney 🙂

  4. September 17, 2015 at 5:43 PM #

    These sugar cookies are adorable!

  5. September 18, 2015 at 12:33 PM #

    Happy, happy 4 year blogiversary Ashley!!! I saw these cookies on IG and they are adorable! Perfect to celebrate a bloggy birthday with!

  6. Kelly
    June 14, 2016 at 3:48 PM #

    Hi Ashley!

    I am hoping to make these cookies for a Mickey/Minnie themed bridal shower. Could you tell me how many dozen the original recipe makes?

    Thanks!

    • June 15, 2016 at 10:14 PM #

      Hi Kelly! I believe this made a TON of cookies for me – about 4 dozen, but the minnie mouse cookie cutter was rather small. Hope that helps! 🙂

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