I love how yummy these Mickey Mouse gingerbread cookies were! I’ll definitely be making more for my Christmas cookie exchange party! Plus they’re ridiculously easy to make, which is a total bonus.
Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookies
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we make Christmas cookies pretty much starting the week before Thanksgiving all the way until January 15th. There are just so many Christmas parties and loads of different reason to make a cookie. So, as part of my cooking-making-fun this year, I made these awesome Mickey snowman cookies!
They were super easy to make–and the decorations are just sprinkles, so I just frosted on some black ears, white body and dropped on some sprinkles. Couldn’t be easier. If you’re ready to make an easy Christmas cookie, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Cookies for Christmas
- Instead of using icing to make the details, if you want, you can melt some chocolate chips or use chocolate coating discs. Just be aware that if you do that, it will harden as it cools, so work fast.
- I always recommend pulling the excess dough away from cut out cookies like gingerbread men or these Mickey Mouse Christmas cookies. Don’t try to scrape up your cut cookies–just roll out your dough on your parchment paper and cut them there, pull the excess cookie dough away and then bake.
- Make sure each layer of icing is dry before putting on the next. If you don’t, for example, when you put the black of the ears on, the seam will basically melt into the white of the snowman and won’t be a clean line.
How Do I Make Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookies?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C molasses
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 C cold water
- 3 1/2 C flour
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 C powder sugar
- 1 disposable piping bags fitted with a number 2 tip
- 1 Squeeze bottle
- 1 Jar of wilton Holly Decorations
- To make the cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the butter, sugar, and molasses and egg until smooth.
- Mix in the water. Set aside.
- In a second bowl, whisk together the flour, and spices.
- Combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients in 1/3 increments, stirring between each increment.
- Turn the dough out onto a sheet of parchment paper and roll out to 1/4 inch thick.
- Using a snowman cookie cutter, cut out your snowman shapes.
- Pull the excess cookie dough away from the cut outs.
- With the excess cookie dough, form small circles and attach them two to each of the snowmen.
- Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.
- To make the icing, mix together the egg whites, cream of tarter, vanilla and powder sugar and until stiff peaks form.
- Place about 1/4 cup of the icing into the piping bag.
- Add 2 tbsp of water into the bowl of remaining icing and stir to thin it.
- Pour this thinner icing into a squeeze bottle.
- Decorate your cookies as desired.
- Allow the final layer of icing to dry for about an hour.
You'll also need:
- Snowman Cookie Cutter
- Squeeze Bottle
- Small Round Decorating Tip
- Piping bag
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 41mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 2g
All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.
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More Christmas Cookies You Might Like
- Mickey Nutcracker Christmas Cookies – If you have a little one that loves the nutcracker or just loves Mickey, I tell you, they’re going to LOVE these easy Christmas cookies.
- Farmhouse Truck Christmas Cookies – So you’ve got a Christmas cookie exchange party coming? These cookies are going to be SO impressive.
- Gnome Cookies – I’m in love with these easy little cookies–and their little sprinkle nose!
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