Disney fans will love these adorable Mickey Mouse Cookies. Anyone can make these simple sugar cookies decorated perfectly.

Mickey Mouse cookies on a platter.
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This easy cookie recipe is perfect for Mickey Mouse party themes and more. It is so much fun for party favors and very easy to make. This recipe starts with a basic Sugar Cookies Recipe and with a few easy steps transforms into Mickey Mouse!

If you are looking for a no bake treat, try these Mickey Mouse Oreo Cookies. We have so much fun turning ordinary things into Disney treats!

Why we love this recipe:

  • Mickey Mouse theme. It’s the cutest cookie for anyone that adores Mickey. It will be your new favorite recipe.
  • Step by step instructions. The cookies look impressive, but the instructions are simple to follow.
  • Delicious flavor. The sugar cookies taste amazing. You can enjoy these at home without a trip to Disneyland or Disneyworld.

Ingredients: 

Cookies: 

  • All Purpose Flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • Large Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract

Icing: 

  • egg whites
  • powdered sugar
  • cream of tartar
  • Red and Black Gel Food Coloring

How to make Mickey Mouse Cookies:

Dry ingredients in a bowl.

Step 1. First, preheat oven and whisk together the dry ingredients such as flour, baking powder and salt.  Then set aside.

Separate mixing bowl with butter and sugar being creamed.

Step 2. Next, get out a separate medium bowl. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the eggs one at a time. Lastly, add the vanilla to the bowl.

Mixing bowl with dry ingredients and wet ingredients combined.

Step 3. Then, gradually add the dry mixture to the butter mixture. Do not over mix and stir until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl. You can also use the bowl of a stand mixer.

Dough balls separated.

Step 4. Divide the dough into 2 to 3 sections.

Dough rolled out with rolling pin.

Step 5. Roll the dough balls onto a lightly floured surface with a rolling pin.

Mickey shapes cut out of dough.

Step 6. Then use a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.  Continue this process until all the dough is formed into the mickey shapes. Place on baking sheet.

Cookies on baking sheet.

Step 7. Allow the cookies to bake for 7-8 minutes until the cookies are lightly golden brown around the edges. The cookies need to cool on the pan for 5 minutes. Then place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely.

Mixing bowl with icing ingredients.

Step 8. While the cookies cool, make the icing. Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl except the food coloring. You can adjust the measurements if needed. Add ¼ cup powder sugar until the icing is to a 15 second consistency.  Which means that when you slice a spatula across the top of the icing, it would take 15 seconds to disappear.

Icing divided into 3 bowls with food coloring.

Step 9. Divide the icing into 3 small bowls.  Mix one bowl of the icing with the red, a different bowl with the black gel food coloring and leave the last bowl white.  

Cookies on baking sheet being decorated.

Step 10. Next, use piping bags and pipe the ears black. Then pipe the bottom of the cookies red to look like Mickey Mouse’s shirt. 

Mickey Mouse cookies on baking sheet.

Step 11. Finally, allow the icing to set completely for 2-3 hours.  Then place the white icing in a decorated bag fitted with a small round tip and use it to pipe 2 white buttons of the red portion of each cookie. 

Mickey Mouse cookies on a platter.

Step 12. Then, once the icing has set completely, serve and enjoy these fun Mickey Heads with Mickey’s ears.

Mickey Mouse cookies on a platter.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

How long will they last?

The cookies will last about a week if stored properly.

Pro Tips

  • Do not cover the cookies before they set. The cookies should cool completely and set before covering.
  • Do not overmix the dough. Combine ingredients until just combined.
  • Allow icing to set. The first layer of icing needs to completely set before adding the white button icing.
  • Line the baking sheet. Line the pan with parchment paper.

Bring some Disney magic to your house and make these fun cookies. Leave a comment once you make them.

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Mickey Mouse Cookies

5 from 1 vote
Disney fans will love these adorable Mickey Mouse Cookies. Anyone can make these simple sugar cookies decorated perfectly.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Allow the icing to cool completely 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 23 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 157

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

For the Icing:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Red and Black Gel Food Coloring

Instructions

For the Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Then set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the butter with the sugar until creamy and light and fluffy.  Add in the eggs one at a time until combined.  Then add in the vanilla extract.  Continue mixing.
  • Slowly add the dry mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until just combined.  Be careful not to over mix.
  • Divide the cookie dough into 2-3 balls.
  • Roll out each of the dough balls onto a lightly floured surface until the dough is approximately ¼ inch thick.  Then use a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.  Continue this process until all the dough is formed into the cookies.
  • Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges (just a slight change of color).
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then carefully move the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).

For the Icing:

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring). If icing is not stiff enough add ¼ cup powder sugar until the icing is to a 15 second consistency.  Which means that when you slice a spatula across the top of the icing, it would take 15 seconds to disappear.
  • Separate the icing into 3 small bowls.  Mix one bowl of the icing with the red, a different bowl with the black gel food coloring and leave the last bowl white.
  • Place the red and black icing in piping bags and pipe the icing on the cookies.  Pipe the ears black and pipe the bottom of the cookies red to look like Mickey Mouse’s shirt.
  • Let this icing cool completely (2-3 hours).  Then place the white icing in a decorated bag fitted with a small round tip and use it to pipe 2 white buttons of the red portion of each cookie.
  • Allow the icing to cool completely (2-3 hours).  Do not cover the cookies while the icing is cooling.
  • After the icing has cooled completely, store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 157kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 2g, Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 77mg, Potassium 36mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 197IU, Calcium 16mg, Iron 1mg

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