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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chip Cookies are so fun and delicious! No kidding this is the best cookie I have eaten in my entire life! These cookies are so soft and chewy it will blow your mind! And not to mention the addition of the chocolate on the cookie. Oh my goodness.

A few weeks ago I was in sunny Florida having all my dreams come true in Disney World! Seriously, it's such a magical place. It was my first time there and I had the time of my life. I loved all their shops but of course I loved the bakeries. My husband was patient with me as every bakery we would pass by I would be sure to stop and stare at all the fun and delicious treats they have. Since everything is pricey there I had to consider which treat I wanted to try so finally on our last night I decided to try the Mickey Mouse Cookie.


 Here is my picture of it. It was super cute but sadly it wasn't that great because it was hard but maybe that was because I bought it at the end of the day.  So I decided for sure I would recreate this at home and make is 10 x's better. And let me tell you not only did I succeed I think I made it 100 x's better!


To start off, I made the cookie dough using my favorite recipe. I made small balls for the ears and lined them up to make sure they were the same size. Then I divided up the rest of the dough evenly to make the Mickey heads. (Note: My recipe will make 6 large Mickey Cookies) I did measure this out the first time and it was 1 tablespoon of dough for the ears and 3 tablespoons for the head but I think with the rest it was a little more dough for each.

Then I re-assembled the dough balls to make the Mickey shape. I placed the "ears" as close to the head as I could with out it actually touching. Then I slightly pressed down on the dough for Mickey's head.

After it baked it was perfect! The cutest Mickey cookie! I was really excited.


The next step is to dip the ears in chocolate. I used a block of dark chocolate that I slowly melted over a double boiler. It was heavenly! But you can certainly use chocolate candy melts or chocolate chips as well. (Just melt in a double boiler or in the microwave.)  I realized I didn't have enough chocolate to actually dip it and it'd be a waste anyway so I just spooned it on. It worked out great!  Then I used a squeeze bottle to make the chocolate lines on the head.  


Or instead of dipping it in chocolate you can just serve it up like this because either way it is amazing! I hope you have so much fun making these cookies! I made these with my 3 year old Levi. He is the biggest Mickey fan out there so it was lots of fun!

Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chip Cookies
Make about 6 large Mickey shaped cookies
(Cookie recipe adapted from Annie's Eats, originally from  Baking Illustrated)
Ingredients:
2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

chocolate (block of chocolate, chocolate candy melts, chocolate chips etc.)

Directions:
Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions.  Preheat oven to 325°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.

Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside.  Mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined.  Beat in egg, yolk and vanilla until combined.  Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll dough to make Mickey's ears by taking about 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and rolling into balls. Make 12 of these small balls.  Next divide the dough evenly to make 6 balls for Mickey's head. Using the two prepared cookie sheets, place 3 balls of cookie dough for Mickey's head on each cookie sheet, evenly spread apart, then assemble the ears in the correct position to make the Mickey shape leaving a tiny space between the ears and the head.

Bake, reversing positions of cookie sheets halfway through.  Bake until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy, about 11-14 minutes. Do not over bake.  Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Next, line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper and place the cookies on them. Melt the chocolate and either dip or spoon it on the top third of the Mickey cookies. Let cool either at room temperature or you can place the cookie sheet in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes.  Then with the remaining melted chocolate, drizzle it on the head of Mickey by placing the melted chocolate in a squeeze bottle. Let the chocolate cool then serve and enjoy!

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14 comments:

  1. As a Disney fanatic your Mickey cookies caught my eye immediately at TidyMom's link party!! LOVE these & I agree, WDW is seriously magical :*) Thanks for sharing!

    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  2. SO cute!!! My boys would absolutely love these!

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  3. OMG...I love this!!! What a wonderful idea! My children would just love these...thanks for sharing!
    Shannon {Cozy Country Living}
    http://www.cozycountryliving.com

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  4. Wonderful! Great for the kids! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've pinned it!

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  5. These are adorable! They would be the perfect thing to make before our Disney trip in a few weeks. I've seen so many cute Mickey things...we can have a pre-Disney party :-)

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  6. this is just too stinkin' cute!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing over at Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party - hope you'll visit again next Saturday! Leigh Anne

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  7. Those are absolutely adorable! My kids would LOVE them. Who am I kidding. I love them!

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  8. So cute! We're surprising the kids with a trip to Disney this year. I think these cookies need to be one of the hints!

    Thanks for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  9. Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. you have a super cute blog, I can't wait to read more!

    You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  10. This is such a fun idea! I am pinning it so I can make them with my grandkids!

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  11. Good morning & Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! Stopping by to let you know you that I featured your recipe on my blog today in celebration of this "sweet" occasion! :) As a Disney fan, your cookies not only make my tummy grumble, but also make my heart happy! :*) Thanks for sharing this adorable and delicious recipe!!
    http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/05/oh-how-pinteresting-national-chocolate.html

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    1. You're most welcome, Becky! I adore your cookies!! They look as delicious as they do magical! ;)
      By the way, I'm now following via GFC and FB. Looking forward to enjoying your posts! :)
      Have a terrific day!!

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