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
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!
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