Monday, October 27, 2014

Despicable Me Minion Sugar Cookies

Recently, I started a tradition of making fun, creative desserts on Friday nights with a couple of adorable taste-testers! Over the last couple months we have made (and eaten) candy sushi, Ghosts in a Graveyard, Bears in a Bubble Bath, and Worms in Dirt. So far, all my desserts have been a total hit and are kid-approved!

 

Last Friday night I decided to make a batch of my Soft Sugar Cookies so we could make adorable Despicable Me Minion cookies. Who doesn't love a minion?!

Not only are these Minion cookies easy to make and fun to decorate, they also taste DELICIOUS!!! This is my all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe... these cookies are so soft, sugary and buttery, they will melt in your mouth.


These Despicable Me Minion Sugar Cookies are a super fun and delicious food project your whole family will enjoy!

Despicable Me Minion Sugar Cookies
adapted from a cookie recipe by Cheryl E on food.com
Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
For cookies -
2 large eggs
3/4 cup butter, melted
3 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cups flour (plus extra for rolling)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

For decoration -
1 container white/vanilla frosting
Yellow liquid or gel food color
16 large marshmallows
32 brown candy-coated milk chocolate candies
2 black licorice wheels (optional)
black decorating gel

Directions:
1. Beat together eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar; add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.

2. Refrigerate dough for at least 15 minutes (this is a MUST)

3. Drop by heaping teaspoon approx 3" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, then flatten dough with bottom of glass moistened with water and dipped in sugar.
OR
Roll out cookie dough out on a floured surface with a rolling pin (or floured glass), then use cookies cutter to cut dough into desired shapes. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 3" apart.

4. Bake at 400°F for 6-8 minutes or just until lightly golden. Cool on rack.


5. Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Place remaining frosting in medium bowl; tint with yellow food color. Frost cookies with yellow frosting.

6. Use kitchen scissors to cut 1/4-inch circles off both ends of 16 marshmallows to make 32 total rounds.

7. Use reserved frosting to stick milk chocolate candies to marshmallows. Place marshmallow eyes on cupcakes, placing two eyes on some cupcakes and one eye on others. Cut 2 small pieces of licorice rope for each cookie. Place licorice rope pieces on sides of eyes. Use black decorating gel to pipe a mouth onto each cookie.

ENJOY!!!!!!


So much fun...

You could use purple food coloring and make the Evil Minions too!

Kid tested. Kid approved. :)

- Janel


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