Mickey Mouse inspired 4th of July Cookie
1 1/2 C butter, room temp
2 C white sugar
4 egg, room temp
1 tsp vanilla
5 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mickey Mouse head
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
Black, red, and blue gel color.
Sugar Cookie Directions:
-Cream butter and sugar together until smooth.
-Add in the eggs and vanilla, beating them as you add them in.
-Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to blend the ingredients together.
-Form the dough into a large ball, cover then put in the refrigerator for an hour.
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
-Spread some flour on a cutting board and on the rolling pin. (If needed)
-Roll out dough. Using a the cookie cutter cut out the cookies.
-Put the cookies 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes or until they turn slightly brown.
-Cool slightly while still on the cookie sheet.
-Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
-Divide the icing into 4 bowls, leaving one of them white.
-In the other 3 bowls add red gel into one, blue into second, and black into the 3rd
-Spoon each of the bowls of icing into individual (3) piping bags, each with a #2 tip.
-Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
-Follow the outline off of the picture of the cookies provided.
-Fill in his ears with the black icing, allow to dry.
-Fill in the blue part of mickey’s head and let sit for 10 seconds before using the white icing to add dots.
-fill in the lines with the red icing every other one.
-Repeat with the white icing.
-Set the cookies aside for 5-10 hours to dry.
What is your Favorite Fourth of July Treat?