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Mickey mouse swirl cookies

Makes 24 cookies
Author Melissa Au


  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tarter
  • cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
  • red and green food coloring
  • wilton holly melody sprinkles
  • 1 box of wilton royal icing bows
  • 1 white tube of cookie icing
  • tweezers


  • In a standing mixer, combine butter, powder sugar, egg and vanilla and mix on medium speed until combined and fluffy
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and cream of tarter.
  • Gradually add in the flour to the wet mixture and mix on low speed until combined
  • Once dough has formed, place dough onto a lightly floured cutting board
  • Cut the dough into 4 parts
  • Take 1/4 of the dough and add green food coloring and mix till combined
  • Take another 1/4 part of the dough and add red food coloring and mix till combined
  • You should still have two 1/4 parts
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper onto the cutting board
  • Place the red dough onto the parchment paper, sprinkle some flour around it and place another sheet over it
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1 inch thick rectangle
  • Cut the edges to clean up the rectangle
  • Repeat steps with a plain dough
  • Carefully lift the plain rectangle dough and place it on top of the red dough
  • Using the parchment paper to help, roll the dough into a log
  • Cut log in half
  • Roll 1 of the half logs into a smaller log for the ears
  • Fold edges of parchment paper and place cookie logs onto a cookie sheet
  • Repeat steps with the green and other plain dough
  • Place cookie sheet into the fridge for over night
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the cookie dough logs into 2 inch circles
  • Place a big circle and two small circles onto the cookie sheet in the shape of Mickey's head
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden brown
  • Once cookies are baked, pick which ones you want to be Minnie and Which ones you want to be Mickey
  • Using the cookie icing, add a small dollop onto the back of the icing bow and place in the middle of the big circle in between the ears
  • Repeat steps with all Minnie cookies
  • Using the cookie icing, pipe on a small dot onto the back of the holly sprinkles and place into the top right corner
  • Repeat steps with all cookies
  • Let dry for 20 minutes before enjoying