Disney Christmas Cookies
I made these Disney Christmas cookies featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Pluto, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, and Uncle Scrooge for my daughter’s birthday.
My daughter’s birthday is in December and we really enjoy going to Disneyland and Walt Disney World as a family so I wanted to make her cookies that were festive and that would represent the fun times we had together at Disney parks.
When you think of Disney, you can’t help but think of Mickey and Minnie so I wanted to make cookies of them.
I based my cookie design on a Disney Santa’s Cookie set that included a white milk jug, a cookie plate for Santa, and a bowl for Pluto’s snacks. I liked the Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto on there, and I liked the simple black, white, and red color scheme. Pluto was the only character with an additional color.
Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cookies
Here’s my Mickey and Minnie cookies. I used royal icing to create a Santa hat for each. The ears and nose also have dimension. I gave each cookie a red dot border to draw out the red on other parts of the cookies.
Donald, Daisy, and Scrooge Christmas Cookies
In addition, I added Donald and Daisy Duck and even Scrooge McDuck.
I dressed Uncle Scrooge in all red to keep my original color theme of red, black, and white. His hat is made from royal icing. Daisy has a royal icing red bow. The ducks bills are a golden yellow and match with the color of Pluto.
Goofy, Pluto, and Pooh Christmas Cookies
Furthermore, I included a Pluto cookies. He has green holly leaves and red berries on his red collar. He is wearing a Santa hat too.
In addition, my daughter really likes the Goofy movie and since he is often seen with Mickey, I wanted to have a Goofy cookie too. He is entirely red, white, and black, just like Mickey and Minnie.
Moreover, my family really likes Winnie the Pooh, so I had to include him, even though you do not usually think of him when you think of Mickey and Friends.
I also made a Happy Birthday cookie in the Disney font.
Disney Christmas Cake decorated with Disney Christmas cookies
In addition, my husband’s mother’s birthday is also in December and I wanted to use a Disney Christmas theme there too so I used Disney Christmas cookies to decorate two cakes. I wrapped the cakes in plastic wrap for transport and to preserve the cake.
The first cake has a strawberry filling and is covered in buttercream. I placed the Mickey Mouse cookie on the side of the cake and the Happy Birthday cookie on the top.
The second cake is an almond pound cake. I placed a Minnie Mouse cookie on top it.
Here’s some in progress shots of the cookies.
Trace designs and color in eyes and faces
I first traced the character design onto the cookies that were flooded with white royal icing.
Next, I used black edible marker to color in the black eyes of the characters.
At this point, I also painted Pluto and Pooh golden yellow and painted Donald’s and Daisy’s and Scrooge’s bill yellow.
add black royal icing for ears and nose
Second, I filled in the ears and noses of Minnie and Mickey with black royal icing to give them dimension.
Furthermore, I filled in Goofy’s ears and nose and Pluto’s ears and nose and Pooh’s nose with black royal icing. The black sections that were not touching other wet royal icing were done at this time.
I filled in Mickey’s shirt with red royal icing since it was not touching any other icing. I should have also done his nose, but I forgot and had to do it later.
Add red icing for hat and shirt and collar
Third, once the ears dried, I filled in the Santa hat with red royal icing and used black royal icing to fill in his nose that I forgot in the last step.
In addition, I filled in the red of Minnie’s hat and Minnie’s shirt. I also filled in the red of all of the Santa hats and Daisy’s bow and Scrooge’s hat and part of Pluto’s collar and his tongue.
add white icing for hat
Once the red royal icing dried, I filled in the white parts of the Santa hat. I used an edible black marker to fill-in in the black parts of Mickey’s face, which could have been done when I filled in his eyes earlier.
Now, the Mickey Mouse Christmas cookie was complete.
I filled in the other characters with black, red, and white royal icing filling in as many sections as possible without filling in sections that were adjacent until that particular Disney Christmas cookie was complete.