With Halloween sneaking up and the fall season in full swing, prepare for cozy nights in with comfy fall smells of pumpkin and caramel. One way to get those fantastic scents wafting through your home is to whip up some fall recipes. This recipe that will bring warm, pumpkin cheer into your home. The best part: This recipe involves Anna and Elsa’s favorite treat – chocolate!
Pumpkin spice and chocolate – who could ask for more? I especially love the decorative Mickey cookie that tops off this sensational drink. Brew some rich Mickey pumpkin spice hot cocoa with this recipe, courtesy of Disney Family. Who doesn’t love and that on a crisp fall day?
Mickey Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa
- 2 cups of milk
- ½ heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cups chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ ground cinnamon
- ¼ ground nutmeg
- Whipped cream for topping
- More ground cinnamon for topping
- Pirouette cookies for decoration
Helpful Tip: All baking should be done by an adult.
- Start by making your Mickey-shaped pumpkin cookies. Use your favorite recipe to make sugar cookie dough (or use premade dough), and roll it out onto a floured surface.
- Cut out Mickey pumpkin shapes from the dough by pressing the bottom of the cookie-cutter down first, then pressing only lightly at the top. Next, use the paring knife to cut out an extra little shape for the stem of the pumpkin. You may also need to use the paring knife cut around the ears at the top, in order to make sure it can be removed nicely from the dough. Repeat and make as many cookies as you want!
- Bake, remove from the oven, then let cool slightly.
- Before the cookies have cooled completely, use your paring knife to cut little slits at the bottom. This will determine how they will sit on the rim of your mug. Angle the slit slightly so that it sits off to the side a bit. You can also cut out these slits before they’re baked, but there’s a risk that the dough can close in on the slit during the bake process.
- Prepare your icing using a royal icing recipe or a premade decorative icing. You will need brown, green, and orange colors. Use a sandwich bag as a homemade piping bag, or use piping tips on the premade icing. Pipe on the orange first, then add your brown stem, and a curly green vine, Place your cookies in the fridge or another cool place to let the icing set.
- To make the cocoa, add your milk and whipping cream to a saucepan and set at medium heat. Add your chocolate chips and stir until the chips have melted and mixed smoothly into the milk.
- Add your spices and continue to stir.
- Pour the cocoa into mugs. Add whipped cream, cinnamon, and of course, your Mickey-shaped pumpkin cookie!
More Pumpkin and Fall Fun
After cooking up this recipe, do you want some more pumpkins in your fall? ITM has you covered! Check out this pumpkin beignet recipe, straight from Club 33! Tiana would be proud. Would you like a taste of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party? Twist and shout… and try these pumpkin spice twists — get the recipe here. If you would like a treat that reminds you of Disneyland at Halloween, create these fancy Mickey pumpkin truffles. Whip up a classic dessert with a hint of pumpkin with this Mickey pumpkin whoopie pies recipe. Looking for a more chill dessert? Make a pumpkin spice soft serve sundae from Walt Disney World.
If you’re in the mood for something a bit spooky, try your hand at these Jack Skellington cookies. Do you want to find great fall recipes in one place? Inside the Magic gathered a bundle of fall recipes in this article.
Will you be warming up with a mug of Mickey pumpkin spice hot chocolate? Let us know in the comments!