07 December 2012

Friday's Disney Holiday Recipe - Yummy

These are some of my favorite recipes, we always make lots of Christmas Cookies during Holidays. So far these are our favorites. The swirl of Mickey and Minnie are so creative and the Mickey Snowmen are so easy to make...Enjoy the recipes, these and more can be found  @ http://spoonful.com/
 

Mickey & Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies

With this festive cookie recipe, your family can serve up sweet holiday greetings in true Magic Kingdom style.
Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies
by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Double batch of sugar cookie dough (made with an added teaspoon of peppermint extract, if desired) *
  • Food coloring (red and green)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • Disposable food preparation gloves (for kneading food coloring into the dough)
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Kitchen knife
  • Small round cookie or fondant cutter
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack
  • Green decorator's icing and small red candies (for Minnie's bow)
Homemade sugar cookie recipes tend to work best for these cookies. If you don't already have a favorite, try a Classic Sugar Cookie Dough recipe that's especially tasty and reliable. If you choose one of the ready-made refrigerated doughs sold at grocery stores, keep in mind that they tend to spread. You may want to knead in additional flour to stiffen it and then bake a single cookie to see how the dough holds up. If it still loses shape, try kneading in a bit more flour and then chilling the cookies before you bake them.

How to make it

  1. Divide the cookie dough into four equal portions. Knead green food coloring into one portion and red food coloring into another. Leave the other two plain.
  2. Individually wrap one of the plain portions and the red portion in plastic and keep them in the refrigerator for now.
  3. Working on a flour-dusted sheet of wax paper, roll the green dough into a 9-inch square. On another piece of wax paper, roll the plain dough into the same size square. Invert the sheet of plain dough onto the green dough. Trim the edges of the square to straighten them, if needed. Then cut the double-layer square into a 6- by 9-inch rectangle and a 3- by 9-inch rectangle. Transfer the smaller rectangle to a separate piece of wax paper.
  4. Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies
    Starting at one of the 9-inch edges, snuggly roll the larger rectangle into a log. To get started, pull up the edge of wax paper and use it to fold the long edge of the dough over onto itself. When you reach the other side, gently press the opposite edge of the dough against the roll to hold it in place. If needed, you can dampen the dough edge with a bit of water to help it stick. Wrap the roll tightly in plastic. Repeat this step with the smaller rectangle, again starting the roll at one of the 9-inch edges. Chill both of the wrapped logs for 30 minutes or more to stiffen the dough.
  5. Remove the red dough and the remaining plain dough from the refrigerator and use them to create logs as described in steps 3 and 4.
  6. When you're ready to make the cookies, unwrap the green swirled logs and cut them into 3/8-inch slices. Use the bigger slices for Mickey heads and the smaller ones for ears. To fit them together, use a small cookie or fondant cutter to cut a pair of curved notches in the top of the head. Moisten the cut edges with a bit of water and fit the ears in place, gently pressing the dough together at the seam to help it stick. Repeat this step with the red swirled logs.
  7. Use a spatula to transfer the assembled cookies to a baking sheet and then bake them according to the recipe directions. Allow the cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the finishing touch, embellish each of the red-swirled Minnie cookies with a green frosting bow and candy holly berry.

 
Mickey Snowman Cookies

Mickey Snowman Cookies--by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Batch of sugar cookie dough *
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Round cookie or fondant cutters, one 2-inch and one 3-inch (or smaller sizes)
  • Small pastry brush and water
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack
  • White cookie icing (the type that hardens when it sets)
  • Kitchen knife
  • Currants or raisins for snowmen eyes
  • Orange candies for noses (such as Mike and Ike candy)
  • Mini chocolate chips for grins
  • Small green candies for buttons (such as M&Ms or jelly beans)
  • Cocoa candy melts
  • Ramekin or other small microwavable container to heat the Candy Melts
  • Small chocolate candies for ears (such as Junior Mints)
  • Red fruit snack (such as Fruit by the Foot)
  • Kitchen scissors
Homemade sugar cookie recipes tend to work best for these cookies. If you don't already have a favorite, try a Classic Sugar Cookie Dough recipe that's especially tasty and reliable. If you choose one of the ready-made refrigerated doughs sold at grocery stores, keep in mind that they tend to spread. You may want to knead in additional flour to stiffen it and then bake a single cookie to see how the dough holds up. If it still loses shape, try kneading in a bit more flour and then chilling the cookies before you bake them.

How to make it

  1. Working on a flour-dusted piece of wax paper, roll out the dough 3/8 inch thick. Use the cookie cutters to cut out an equal number of larger and smaller circles.
  2. Mickey Snowman CookiesAssemble each snowman cookie by using the smaller cutter to cut a curved notch in the top of a larger circle, as shown. Then moisten the cut edge with a bit of water. Fit the smaller circle into the notch and gently press the dough together at the seam to help it stick together.
  3. Use a spatula to transfer the assembled snowmen to a baking sheet and bake the cookies according to the recipe directions. Allow the baked cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Working with one cookie at a time, spread white cookie icing on each and gently press currant eyes, a candy nose, a chocolate chip grin, and candy buttons in place before the frosting sets. Set the cookies aside for a few hours to let the icing harden.
  5. Mickey Snowman CookiesMelt a handful of cocoa candy melts according to the package directions. Again working with one cookie at a time, dip the top of each snowman's head into the melted candy and then set it on a sheet of wax paper. For each ear, place two chocolate candies back-to-back and gently press them into the melted candy at the top of the head, as shown. As the candy melts re-harden, the mint ears will stick in place.
  6. Finally, cut a long scarf-length strip from the red fruit snack and fringe the ends. Wrap the scarf around the snowman's neck, crossing one end over the other to hold it in place.

 HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!



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2 comments:

  1. these look like so much fun to make i cant wait to try them

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  2. Thanks Ruth for stopping by and I agree ;-)

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