Halloween Mickey Piñata Cookies
Simple sugar cookies decorated with royal icing with a surprise inside ... SPRINKLES.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 2¾ 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.
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.