It took me a while to get ramped up, but I’m deep diving into the holidays– which makes me a Happy Holliday over here! (see what I did there?)
And I adore these Mickey Pumpkin donuts too!
1 C of unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 1/2 C Powder sugar
3 C of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter: Mickey Vampire head (originally found on Etsy)
Mickey Vampire head pattern in case you can’t find the cookie cutter
4 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 1/2 C powder sugar
Purple and Black gel food coloring
4 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
3 squeeze bottles
1 edible marker
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg and mix until combined and creamy
Using a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and cream of tarter
Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed
Using your hands continue to mix until fully combined
Lightly flour a cutting board and knead the cookie dough a couple of times
Roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
Cut out 12 Mickey Vampire heads and place onto a cookie sheet
Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly golden brown
Repeat steps until completely out of dough
Let cookies cool completely
Royal Icing Directions
Using the standing mixer, combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
Split icing into 4 bowls, only needing a about 3 tablespoons of white icing in the fourth bowl
Add 1-2 drops of black into one of the three bowls. You want a light grey color
Add a few drops of Purple into the second bowl
Add a few drops of Black into the third bowl
Mix until the colors are blended and the shades you want
Scoop about 1/4 C of icing into their own bags. You should have 4 piping bags, one for grey, black, purple and white.
Add 2-4 tsp of water into the remaining icing bowls and mix until combined. Only the purple, grey and black are to be thinned
Pour the icing’s into squeeze bottles
Using the edible marker, draw out the outline of Mickey’s face and the collar on all cookies
Now you are ready to pipe in the face.
Using the grey piping bag, outline Mickey’s face.
Using the purple piping bag, pipe the outline of the collar
Using the black piping bag, pipe the outline of Mickey’s ears
Now he’s starting to come into focus!
Using the thinned purple icing, fill in the outline of the collar
Using the thinned grey icing, fill in the face
Using the thinned black icing, fill in the ears
Allow to dry overnight
Once dried, using the white piping bag, pipe two upside down triangles on the face where the mouth would be.
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