Mickey Mouse Snowman Cookies are Fun for the Whole Family

by Colin Joliat
snowman cookies in front of mug of hot chocolate

No one does the holiday season quite like Disney. From TV singalongs to parades in the park, they truly bring the magic to life. Now you can bring that Disney cheer into your own kitchen with this whimsical Mickey Mouse snowman cookie recipe. Decorating is fun for the whole family, and who doesn’t love a little extra candy on their cookies‽

Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours. Recipe via Alton Brown.

Decorating Ingredients

  • White cookie icing
  • Currants or raisins for snowmen eyes
  • Orange candies for noses
  • Mini chocolate chips for mouth
  • Small green candies for buttons
  • Cocoa candy melts
  • Small chocolate candies for ears
  • Red fruit snack for scarf

1. Working on a flour-dusted piece of wax paper, roll out the dough 3/8 inch thick. Use 2″ and 3″ cookie cutters to cut out an equal number of larger and smaller circles.

2. Assemble each snowman cookie by using the smaller cutter to cut a curved notch in the top of a larger circle, as shown. Then moisten the cut edge with a bit of water. Fit the smaller circle into the notch and gently press the dough together at the seam to help it stick together.

3. Use a spatula to transfer the assembled snowmen to a baking sheet and bake the cookies according to the recipe directions. Allow the baked cookies to cool briefly on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. Working with one cookie at a time, spread white cookie icing on each and gently press currant eyes, a candy nose, a chocolate chip grin, and candy buttons in place before the frosting sets. Set the cookies aside for a few hours to let the icing harden.

5. Melt a handful of cocoa candy melts according to the package directions. Again working with one cookie at a time, dip the top of each snowman’s head into the melted candy and then set it on a sheet of wax paper. For each ear, place two chocolate candies back-to-back and gently press them into the melted candy at the top of the head, as shown. As the candy melts re-harden, the mint ears will stick in place.

6. Finally, cut a long scarf-length strip from the red fruit snack and fringe the ends. Wrap the scarf around the snowman’s neck, crossing one end over the other to hold it in place.

Recipe via Disney Family.

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