Every year I do Valentine’s pre-orders…and every time I get asked if I ship my products. A conversational heart cookie made even better with a Disney twist. These are available to order or a great baking project at home!! This recipe is easy to follow and super cute!
Here is a list of supplies you’ll need:
Heart cookie cutter
Mickey cookie cutter (optional)
Cookie & royal icing ingredients
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
Cream together butter and sugar. Scrape sides of bowl to be sure all butter and sugar is mixed well. Add egg and vanilla and mix. Add flour one cup at a time to butter mixture. Add salt & mix together. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Roll out dough and cut out cookie shapes. Cut parchment paper & add to cookie sheet. Place cut dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
3 tablespoons meringue powder
4 cups of sifted powdered sugar
6 tablespoons warm water
Add meringue & powdered sugar (powdered sugar must be sifted) it will give you smooth royal icing. Add hot water one tablespoon at time. Mix on medium-high for 5 mins. Distribute equal amounts of royal icing to smaller bowls. Add in food coloring and mix well. If needed and extra water.
Add royal icing to pining bags and cut a small opening at the tip.
create a dam by outlining your cookie. Then fill with your royal icing after a few minutes. This helps royal icing from dripping from the edges.
Let the cookies set before adding words to it. Usually a 1-3 hours is best.
Use a #1 tip to your piping bag and write your messages on your cookies!
It’s 17 days till Christmas! What??!! I love Christmas time! I’m here for the lights, shopping, parties, food, family time, and baking! Soaking in all the family memories. It go’s by in a flash!!!
This recipe is a copycat to Disneyland’s mickey gingerbread cookie! It’s soft and chewy. Perfect ginger and molasses flavor! And gives and the Christmas feels! My kitchen smells so good!
There’s a few important steps highlighted in the image below. This was through a lot of trial and error so follow instructions to get them not to spread or stick to your roller. Cookie cutters 5 inch cooked at 8-9 mins so smaller cutters will need less time.
3 cups flour
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature (not melted)
3/4 cup molasses
2 tablespoon milk (almond milk or soy is fine too)
Have an egg allergy this is a great option since the recipe calls for no eggs.
With mixer, stir together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt on low speed. Stop mixer and add butter. I cut into pieces instead throwing it all in. Mix at medium low for 1-2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add molasses and milk; mix until dough is evenly moistened about 30 seconds. Increase speed for additional 10 seconds.
Scrape dough from bowl onto parchment paper and wrap it with Saran Wrap. I also place this in a ziplock bag once it’s wrapped. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to over night. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP! This dough is best is chilled. It will spread if they are not chilled. And much easier to work with too.
Preheat over to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Rough dough onto parchment. I do this in sections at a time. Cut dough with cookie cutters and add to sheet about a inch apart.
Bake cookies 8-9 minutes. Important not to over bake these to get soft and chewy cookies. Cool cookies on lan for 2 mins.
Store in a airtight container or ziplock and ENJOY!
Some tips: If your dough sticks it’s ok add a tiny bit of flour to your rolling pin. All you need is a little bit. Also keep working with it.
Here is photo of the recipe!! (Screenshot or print) Tag me in your cookie photos! I’d love to see your family cookie creations!! Tag at @spoonfulofsugarbaker on Instagram!
Christmas can become stressful! So enjoy the moment! It’s much more than gifts! Making memories, spreading love, and kindness is far more obtainable and appreciated! Thank you for following along! Be sure to enter in my Coolie kit giveaway!
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Hey everyone!!! With Father’s Day coming this weekend and Toy Story 4 coming out in 10 days (who else is counting!!??!!??) I wanted to create a tutorial to celebrate both!
Drum roll…. here comes the alien cookie! Perfect for an Out of this World Dad!!!!
Easy cookie to begin with if you have never worked with Royal icing. Fun for kids and you can watch Toy Story while creating these cute lil aliens!!! Can you tell I love watching movies while baking?! Lol
I’m going to share with you 2 very easy recipes to create these fun cookies! First a easy sugar cookie recipe and an egg free royal icing recipe.
Sugar cookie Recipe:
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
3 cups cake flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients a bowl, then add it into the butter mixture. Roll dough to 1/4″ and cut out coolie shapes. Best of chilled in refrigerator before baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F.
4-6 tbsp. Meringue powder
4 cups powdered sugar
6 tbsp. Hot water
Food coloring or gel
Mix meringue powder and powdered sugar. Add 1 tbsp. of the hot water at a time . Mix on high for 5 minutes. Add food coloring and hand mix with a spoon.
Yay now that your cookies are baked and cooled & whip up a batter of the royal icing mix. Pampered chef has the perfect Toy Story cookie cutters but Etsy has a variety of talented vendors who sell a alien cookie cutter as well!!
For the alien cookies you will also need:
Piping bag & sugar eyes! (Found at Michaels crafts)
Now that your Royal Icing is ready add it to your piping bag! Cut a very small hole at the tip of your bag once the bag is filled.
Outline the alien with your royal icing by applying light pressure to the bag.
Once the cookie is outlined fill the cookie with the royal icing. There is no wrong way to do this! Younger children may prefer a spoon to spread the icing! Most importantly just have fun!!
Now place the eyes on the cookie to create your very personal alien! If you’d like a firm royal icing wait a few hours before eating!
A Perfect little gift for your Dad! Serve on Father’s Day breakfast! Dads love cookies and coffee!
Aren’t these the cutest ever!?!?? If you recreate these “out of this world” cookie share them on IG and tag @spoonfulofsugarbaker
I promised a cupcake Tutorial and that is coming soon!!!