Growing up, A Goofy Movie was one of my favorite Disney films to watch. It felt classic in a way that not a lot of other films felt at the time. Something about the overall theme of family above all else resonated with me, and even as a child — I found myself getting emotional about some of the father-son tension throughout the movie.
Being incredibly close with my dad and now being well into my twenties, some of the smaller moments throughout the film have come to be a lot more touching to me. The scene where Goofy recalls his memories of a young Max sharing his “Hi Dad” soup has taken on a whole new heartfelt dimension about the bond between a child and a parent.
“Hi Dad” Soup Spoon Cookies
With A Goofy Movie recently celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Disney Family site has shared an amazing recipe for us all to try out. This recipe captures the nostalgia of the “Hi Dad” Soup scene and makes it into a sweet treat that we can make with our own families.
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cup flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- Chocolate chips
- Candy melts (white and yellow)
- Gummy candy drops (orange, green, and yellow)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Porcelain soup spoons
- Wax paper
How To Make Them
- To prepare the letters, you’re going to melt the candy melts (white and yellow mixture) and pipe the letters onto a sheet of wax paper. If you need help with the sizing or writing, you can place a lined piece of paper underneath the wax paper, to help write the letters HI DAD. Once you’re done, place the letters in the fridge to set.
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Next you’re going to cream the butter, then beat in the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and egg yolk. Then, mix in the flour and salt. The dough will want to crumble, but once you squeeze it together with your hands, it should be able to retain its shape.
- Grease the soup spoons. Then form a small ball and press it onto the bowl base, attaching another dough piece to the handle. Use your fingers to smooth out the whole thing to avoid cracks in the dough. Bake for 15 minutes.
- If the cookies have puffed up once taken out of the oven, use the back of a spoon to gently press them down. Once they’re cool, you can carefully remove the cookie from each spoon by gently running your finger along the edges.
- Here’s how you’ll prepare the chocolate soup. Start by cutting the gummy candy drops into small pieces and taking the letters out of the fridge. Melt chocolate and pipe into each soup bowl. Place HI DAD, candy, and sprinkles onto the melted chocolate before it sets.
- You’re all done! You can either eat this tasty dessert as is, or serve it up with some ice cream or frozen yogurt!