Christmas time gives me the perfect excuse to bake all those sweet treats and delicious desserts, because everybody knows that calories only count for half in December. (It’s science.) For one of my cookie recipes, I wanted to add a little bit of Disney magic to the mix. So I got out my Mickey cookie cutters and decided to create a simple Christmas cookie with our favorite mouse. Our Marbled Christmas Mickey Cookies Recipe is a really easy sugar cookie recipe with a Christmas color twist.
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You will need a Mickey cookie cutter. I have a set of Mickey cookie cutters in various sizes. You will also need unsalted butter, sugar, vanilla extract, one large egg, flour, baking powder, gel food coloring, and salt.
It is a basic sugar cookie recipe until you get to separating it into three different bowls to do your coloring. Mix red with one section and green with another. Just do a little at a time until you get the color that you’re happy with. The last section will be left uncolored.
You need to let it chill in the fridge for at least an hour because it will be a little sticky. Once it has chilled, go ahead and preheat your oven to 375. Scoop out little balls of each color and place on a floured surface in a random pattern.
Roll it out and you should see a pretty marbled effect. When cutting out your Mickey cookies, try to cut them out with the same thickness and size so they cook evenly. After your first batch of cutouts, press your leftover dough scraps together and roll out again. Be careful not to smush them together too much or you will lose that pretty marbled effect.
Check them after about eight minutes. They are done when the bottom edges are a light golden brown. These are simple, easy to make, look great, and taste amazing. They might just be Bean’s new favorite cookie.
And there you have it. Some beautiful marbled Christmas Mickey cookies to leave out for Santa. He will give you better presents if you do. (It’s science.)
- 1 cup unsalted softened butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Red and green gel food coloring
1.) Combine butter and sugar and beat until creamy.
2. ) Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until completely combined.
3.) In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
4.) Gradually add dry ingredients into wet ingredients until completely combined.
5.) Separate into three sections.
6.) Add red gel coloring to one section and green gel coloring to another. Leave the last one plain.
7.) Wrap and let chill in refrigerator for at least an hour.
8.) When dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375.
9.) Scoop little balls of each color dough in a random pattern onto a floured surface.
10.) Roll out dough and begin cutting out Mickey shapes with your cookie cutter.
11.) Press any leftover scraps together and roll to make more.
12.) Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.