It's no secret that we love Disney! And combining Disney, Christmas, and food? That's always a good thing! These Hidden Mickey Candy Cane Cookies are the perfect dessert for Disney fans! Need a dessert for school? Your child's classmates will love seeing these delivered to their class party! Can you find the Hidden Mickey?
Hidden Mickey Candy Cane Cookies
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
Candy Cane Cookie cutter
Royal Icing Ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Red, black and green gel food coloring
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
-Add all 4 eggs at one time. Continue to mix.
-Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
-Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
-Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
-Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
-Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
-Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
-Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
-Put flour out on the wood cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed)
-Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
-Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
-Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
-Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
(About 10 minutes).
Royal Icing Directions:
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
-Place the icing in a bowl.
-Take out 2 TBSP of icing and add several drops of black gel food coloring. Mix well
-Take out 5 TBSP of icing and add several drops of green gel food coloring. Mix well.
-Divide the remaining icing in the bowl into half.
-In the first bowl add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir well to mix the color.
-In the second bowl the icing remains white.
-Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #5 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
The Candy Cane:
-Refer to the picture of the candy cane cookie follow the red and white stripes.
-Outline each red strip first of the cookie then fill it in. Allow to dry for about 30 seconds before starting to outline the white stripe. Outline and fill in the white stripe. Allow at least 30 seconds for the white stripe to dry.
-Using the green icing draw two sprigs of holly filling them in as you go along. Again, allow 30 seconds for this to dry before adding the three black dots as the Hidden Mickey.
-Allow the cookies to dry from 5-10 hours.