Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Tips - Minnie Mouse Cookies with Manda

Today's Tuesday Tips features my wonderful friend Manda of Manda's Disney Blog!! I am so excited to have her here, she is definitely a new superstar in the Disney Blogging Community.  Today she is sharing her Minnie Mouse Cookies, I am excited, her desserts are always so wonderful!!

Tuesday Tips – Minnie Mouse Cookies!
I’m SO excited to be guest blogging for my wonderful Disney friend Donna Kay! It’s such an honour to be part of her brilliant Tuesday Tips series!
When I think of Donna Kay, I always remember this picture of Minnie Mouse! It used to be her avatar on twitter :)
So taking inspiration from this picture – I decided share an easy-peasy recipe for Minnie Mouse Bow cookies for my guest post at Donna Kay’s blog!

Ingredients – Makes 18 Cookies
1 ½ Cups All Purpose Flour
¼ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Baking Soda
½ Cup Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)
½ Cup Granulated White Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Red Gel Food Colouring

Instructions
1.       In one bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
2.       In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, beat until combined.
3.       Add the flour mixture and beat until you have smooth dough.
4.       Add a small amount of red gel food colouring to the dough and mix thoroughly.
5.       Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for approx 1 hour.
6.       Pre-heat oven to 350F (177C) and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
7.       Remove from the fridge and place on a floured surface. Roll out the dough to around 1cm thick and start cutting bow shapes with a knife. I made a stencil with paper to make this part a little easier!


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8.        Place the bow shapes on the baking sheets.
9.       Place the baking sheets in the refrigerator for 10-15 mins to chill the dough. This which will prevent them from spreading in the oven and losing their shape.
10.   Bake the cookies for 8-10 mins or until the edges are just starting to go brown.
11.   Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a few mins before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Quick Tip! The shape of these cookies means that the middle can be weak - some of mine broke! If you decide to make these for a party, it’s probably a good idea to make more than you need in case some break :)
Decorating the Cookies!
To make the white dots, you could use regular white icing, but I decided to do something a bit different and use white chocolate spread :)
1.       Fill a piping bag with white chocolate spread. If you don’t have a piping bag one, you can make one from parchment paper by following this video!
2.       Pipe dots onto the bows!
3.       Let them dry and then store in an air tight container.  Or pop them all on a plate to serve straight away like it did! :P Ta dah! They were yum yum yummy!


Thank you so much Donna Kay for having me as a guest for your Tuesday Tips!
I can’t wait to see more in this fantastic series!! :D

Thanks again Manda for your Tuesday Tip!! I see Minnie Mouse Cookies in my immediate future!!

14 comments:

  1. I love these tips from the master baker herself!! I'm going to (try) these once the kids are back in school... Thanks Manda & Donna!!

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  2. Yeeey! :D Thank you so much for having me Donna Kay! :D Thanks Donna!! :D

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  3. Thank you Manda! I tried to comment on your blog and blogger wouldn;t let me. I am so thrilled to have you!!

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  4. These are super cute!! I think I will be making them for sure! Thanks for sharing. :0)

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  5. THose are so awesome!!! I love them!:)

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  6. These are so cute and look yummy! Thank you for sharing :)

    Bitten by the Disney Bug

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  7. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Manda has done a fantastic job!! I need to make some cookies soon!

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  8. They look so good, I wish I had one..

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  9. Super Cute! My daughter and I just made muffins but I wish I would have seen these an hour ago! Thats okay they will be the perfect treat to make when we get a little closer to our trip!

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  10. Aww, these are just the cutest cookies ever!! Thanks for sharing them!! :)

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  11. Thank you so much everyone!! :D And thank you again Donna Kay for having me!! :D It's been so exciting! :D

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  12. Those cookies are so cute! I am adding these to my list of awesome desserts by Manda that I need to make. :)

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  13. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by! Huge THANK YOU to Manda for her fantastic Tuesday Tip!!

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  14. Going to try to make these one day.

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