Disney Themed Kid-Friendly Halloween Cookies

Disney Themed Kid-Friendly Halloween Cookies

Halloween town and Twitches are my favorite Halloween movies.  My kids have been various Disney characters for previous Halloweens, even last year my daughter dressed as Kim Possible!  This year I’m excited to share my love of Disney and all things spooky with some kid-friendly Halloween Cookies.

When Nicole over at Walt Disney World Chats asked me to be a guest on her Wednesday evening All Things Disney chat I jumped at the chance to share my skills.  It’s not quite Halloween but the occasion seemed appropriate for some Halloween themed cookies.

First things first, you’ll need some cookie dough.  Store-bought cookie dough is fine.  If you’re feeling adventureous you can take a look at my go-to cookie recipe, my pumpkin spice cookie dough or even the white chocolate cookie dough!

Then you’ll need some royal icing. You can use a store-bought cookie icing, but it will not yield the same smooth icing results.  If you don’t feel like you can make royal icing then, by all means, grab a royal icing mix and follow the instructions on the bag.

It’s important to note, that when coloring royal icing you should use GEL colors.  If you need to make a dark color (navy, deep purple, black, or red) you will need to give the colors time to settle (several hours or overnight).  Just be mindful of this.

Let’s Decorate.

Starting with our Disney inspired cookie ideas I went with yellow, orange, brown, black, red, white and green.  Each cookie shares the same iconic mouse head shape.  But each design was different.  *Decorating Note* These can be made with fondant or royal icing.  Read further for royal icing instructions.

Step One:

Allow cookies to cool and separate royal icing into bowls to color them.  TIP: Use the same bowl to make different colors.  For example, if you make yellow icing first, you can then use that bowl to make orange or brown.  You can use that same bowl to move from brown to black.  This cuts down on dishes and gives you a much richer color in the end.

Step Two:

Once your icings are all flooding consistency then you can use a cup to spoon them into piping bags. Click HERE for a short video tutorial.

Step Three:

Cut a small hole in the bottom of the piping bag.  Remember to cut small as we can always cut it larger later if there is too much resistance when trying to decorate.  If you feel more comfortable using piping tips, I would recommend a 2 or 2.5 PME tip.

Step Four:

Decide your designs.  For a basic two-toned cookie we flood one side, then immediately flood the other for a fused together look.

If you want a two-toned look with definition, then allow time for the first color to dry slightly before moving to the next color.  Sitting the cookies in front of a fan will help.

You can add sprinkles immediately.

mickey head with sprinkles

Allow cookies to dry in front of a fan for 4-5 hours before serving.  TIP: If it’s raining increase the drying time in front of a fan to 6-8 hours due to the extra moisture in the air.

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Disney Themed Kid-Friendly Halloween Cookies

Disney Themed Kid-Friendly Halloween Cookies

Materials

  • Baked Sugar Cookies
  • Royal Icing

Tools

  • Piping Bags
  • Tall Kitchen Cup
  • Spoon
  • Gel Colors (Orange, black, white, and yellow)
  • Toothpick or Scribe tool

Instructions

First things first, you'll need some cookie dough.  Store-bought cookie dough is fine.  If you're feeling adventureous you can take a look at my go-to cookie recipe, my pumpkin spice cookie dough or even the white chocolate cookie dough!

Then you'll need some royal icing. You can use a store-bought cookie icing, but it will not yield the same smooth icing results.  If you don't feel like you can make royal icing then, by all means, grab a royal icing mix and follow the instructions on the bag.

It's important to note, that when coloring royal icing you should use GEL colors.  If you need to make a dark color (navy, deep purple, black, or red) you will need to give the colors time to settle (several hours or overnight).  Just be mindful of this.

Let's Decorate.

Starting with our Disney inspired cookie ideas I went with yellow, orange, brown, black, red, white and green.  Each cookie shares the same iconic mouse head shape.  But each design was different.  *Decorating Note* These can be made with fondant or royal icing.  Read further for royal icing instructions.

Step One:

Allow cookies to cool and separate royal icing into bowls to color them.  TIP: Use the same bowl to make different colors.  For example, if you make yellow icing first, you can then use that bowl to make orange or brown.  You can use that same bowl to move from brown to black.  This cuts down on dishes and gives you a much richer color in the end.

Step Two:

Once your icings are all flooding consistency then you can use a cup to spoon them into piping bags. Click HERE for a short video tutorial.

Step Three:

Cut a small hole in the bottom of the piping bag.  Remember to cut small as we can always cut it larger later if there is too much resistance when trying to decorate.  If you feel more comfortable using piping tips, I would recommend a 2 or 2.5 PME tip.

Step Four:

Decide your designs.  For a basic two-toned cookie we flood one side, then immediately flood the other for a fused together look.

If you want a two-toned look with definition, then allow time for the first color to dry slightly before moving to the next color.  Sitting the cookies in front of a fan will help.

You can add sprinkles immediately.

Allow cookies to dry in front of a fan for 4-5 hours before serving.  TIP: If it's raining increase the drying time in front of a fan to 6-8 hours due to the extra moisture in the air.



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