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Halloween Mickey Piñata Cookies

Simple sugar cookies decorated with royal icing with a surprise inside ... SPRINKLES.
3 from 157 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Decorating time and drying time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies


Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 lb bag of Royal Icing mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 container sprinkles
  • 1 Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
  • Orange and Yellow food coloring


Preparing sugar cookies

  • Beat butter, sugar, and vanilla on high for 2 minutes.
  • Add egg and beat again for 2 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet mixture gradually. Make sure to mix in between each addition.

Cutting the Mickey-shaped layers

  • Take the dough and place on a lightly floured surface and roll out to ¼ in. thick.
  • Cut out 12 Mickey Mouse shaped cookies.
  • Place 8 cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • For the remaining 4 cookies, cut a hole around where Mickey's face would be. (see picture)
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes until the cookies have golden brown edges.
  • Cool completely before icing/assembling.

Royal Icing

  • Mix 1 lb bag of icing mix with 1 tablespoon water and mix together. Add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
  • I separated the icing into 3 bowls and dyed 1 bowl orange, 1 bowl yellow, and 1 bowl I left white.
  • Then I put the icing into icing bags and decorated the 3 cookies as candy corn. Those will be the tops of the cookie.
  • Let the cookie cool completely before assembling the rest of the cookie.

Assembling the Cookies

  • Place 1 Mickey-shaped cookie as the base. Line the outside with Royal Icing (color doesn't matter)
  • Place the Mickey-shaped cookie with the hole in it on top of the base cookie.
  • Line the outside of the hole cookie with royal icing. Fill the hole with sprinkles.
  • Place the decorated cookie on top.
  • Let the icing dry and enjoy!


  • I used store bought Royal Icing mix. It was a 1lb bag and you just mix it with teaspoons of water gradually to get the consistency you want.
    • You can make your own Royal Icing if you wish to, but you will have to look up a recipe for that on Google.
Keyword 20 minute, cookies, dessert, Disney, pinata, sprinkles