Disney has been working hard during this period of social distancing, to keep their audience inspired and joyful — leaning into all things Disney at home! One of my favorite things that they’ve been doing is consistently sharing unique recipes for us to try. These recipes have been both popular park specific foods and adorable character inspired meals and sweet treats.
Spring Dessert Recipe!
One of their most recent shares — Mickey Stained Glass Cookies — will blow you away with their beautiful vibrant colors made entirely from candy! I sure didn’t know that sugar cookies could be this beautiful — but now that I’ve seen them, I have to try them for myself.
What you’ll need:
- 1 package assorted hard candies
- 3 Cups flour
- 3/4 Tsp baking powder
- 1/4 Tsp salt
- 1 Cup butter, softened
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp milk
- Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
- Circular cookie cutter
- Small Mickey cookie cutter
- Silicone brush (optional)
- Crush the candy until you have the consistency of sand. You can use a food processor, kitchen mallet, or something similar. Some larger pieces are fine. (Feel free to make this in advance.)
- Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a stand or electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and milk, and beat to combine. With mixer on low speed, slowly add flour, and beat until evenly blended.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Sprinkle powdered sugar onto clean surface. Roll out dough to 1/4″ thick. Cut into circles. Using a smaller Mickey cookie cutter, cut out a center section of the cookies to make a “window.” Place the cookies about 1″ apart on a silicon mat or parchment-lined baking sheet. Chill for 10-15 minutes if cookies have softened.
- Carefully spoon some of the crushed candy onto the middle of each cookie. You can use a small silicone brush to remove any candy crumbs that spill over, onto the cookie dough.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes, until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet until candy is set, then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling completely.
- Once they’re cool, you can serve and enjoy these yummy coookies. Maybe even consider making a double batch and storing them in your favorite cookie jar for later!
Channeling magical and positive energy by trying out Disney food recipes, wearing my favorite pair of mouse ears around the house and doing character related crafts, has helped me through this strange time. Hopefully you’ll find that these little happy recipes can bring some Disney joy into your home as well!
*Original recipe shared by Disney*