Like it is for many, the holiday season is my favorite time of year. Everything is so festive, people are always in a giving spirit, and all the holiday parties are a great way to catch up with friends. One of the things I enjoy most about the holidays are cookie swaps and being able to share homemade edible sweets with those I love.
As a Disney fan, my Christmas cookies are usually always Disney-themed. My favorite treats to make are these adorable Mickey and Minnie cookies. I first saw them on Pinterest and thought they were the most adorable cookies I’d ever seen, and after looking at how they were made, realized, they weren’t that difficult to make either.
The first time I made them was a few years ago when Lou Mongello had a pre-cruise party in NYC. I made a whole batch for him and his family. After posting the finished trays of lined cookies on Facebook, all my friends and family wanted me to make them for them, and so I did. Now, they’ve become something I’m known for making, especially around the holidays. Who doesn’t love a sweet Disney treat?
In addition to cookies, I also make other Mickey-shaped goodies including fudge! Yes, Fudge! It’s a secret family recipe that’s won several prizes at our local county fair. Every Christmas, our fridge is full of fudge in all sorts of flavors. Friends and family get tins of fudge along with cookies, but you can’t have Mickey-shaped cookies without Mickey-shaped fudge. So, every Christmas, I whip up a few batches specifically to cut into Mickey shapes using Disney cookie cutters.
In addition to these gifts tasting great, they look great too! You could use any kind of ribbon, boxes or cellophane to dress them up even more. You can make them Christmas-y or just go with the Disney-themed treats any time of the year…it’s totally up to you.
Do you make cookies or edible treats for the holidays? Are any of them Disney-themed? Show us some of your photos in the comments below. We’d love to see them!
(Photos from the author’s personal collection.)
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