My daughter LOVES to be in the kitchen with me. Every weekend she’s in charge of making the special dessert that will be in their lunch boxes that week. She has made all kinds of yummy things, but these Mouse-tacular Chocolate Cookies are one of her favorites to make!
For the last few years for her birthday, my mom has been getting her a new cookbook. She’s building quite a collection. You can find this recipe in The Minnie & Friends Cookbook. It has a bunch of great recipes that she’s made.
We did change up the recipe a bit, so this is our take on it. We usually double the recipe too, we like to share with our friends! We find the nonpareil candies at Trader Joe’s. I’ve looked at Target, Sprouts and a few other stores but haven’t had luck.
Combine the softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and creamy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. She always cracks the egg into a bowl just in case she needs to get any shell pieces out. She also likes to have a paper towel to put the egg shell on so it keeps from getting everything messy.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, powder sugar, baking power, and salt.
Add the flour mixture one half at a time to the mixer, beating after each addition.
Bake the cookies until they puff up and the tops crack, about 8 to 10 minutes. (Don’t over bake them!)
While the cookies are still warm, about 2 minutes after removing from the oven, press 2 of the chocolate nonpareil candies (with the white candy-coated side facing down) into the cookies attaching the candy “ears”. Let them completely set before moving them.
This are a fun addition to their lunch boxes during the week. They would be super cute for a Mickey Mouse birthday party or a family movie night too! Let us know if you try them!
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Nonpareil candies or similar-shaped chocolate drops
- Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Combine the softened butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl, and beat them with the electric mixer until light and creamy. Next, beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, powder sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the flour mixture on half at a time, beating after each addition.
- Mix in the chocolate chips.
- Roll a spoonful of the batter into a 1 1/4-inch ball. Repeat this step, spacing the dough balls a couple of inches apart.
- Bake the cookies until they puff up and the tops crack, about 8 to 10 minutes. (Don't overtake them!)
- While the cookies are still warm, about 2 minutes out of the the oven, take 2 of the Nonpareil candies (with the candy-coated side facing down) and press them into the warm cookie making the "ears". Let them completely set before moving them. You can also place them in the freezer to make them set faster.
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