Introduction: Disney's Chocolate Chip Cookies W/ Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chips

Taste a bit of the Disney magic from your own home! I've been missing trips to Disneyland lately and for National Chocolate Chip Day, I decided it was the perfect time to try out Disney's recipe and add an extra magical touch - Mickey Mouse chocolate chips!

The pastry chefs at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa shared their recipe for their chocolate chip cookies in this blog post.

I first made the Mickey Mouse chocolate chips and left them overnight in the freezer and then made the chocolate chip cookies on the following day.

Step 1: Ingredients & Supplies

To make the Mickey Mouse chocolate chips:
- 4 ounces of chocolate chips

- this Disney Silicon Crushed Ice Tray Mickey Mouse

- mug & microwave OR double boiler

- spoon

To make 3 dozen medium or 18 large cookies:

- 2 1/2 cups flour

- 1 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks butter), softened

- 1 cup packed brown sugar

- 3/4 cup powdered sugar

- 2 eggs

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- 8 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips

- walnuts (optional)

- parchment paper (optional)

Step 2: Make the Mickey Mouse Chocolate Chips

To make the Mickey Mouse chocolate chips, temper some chocolate and pour it into the silicone mold. Use a spoon to push the chocolate into each Mickey Mouse shaped cavity. To prevent any empty spaces, hold the silicone tray by each end and bounce it up and down, hitting it against the surface you're working on. Wipe away any extra chocolate that's around the edges of the Mickey Mouse shapes so that the chocolate chips will have clean edges.

Place the chocolate filled silicone tray in the refrigerator or freezer to set. I ended up leaving mine in the freezer overnight.

Once the chocolate is set, turn the tray upside down on a plate and push out the Mickey Mouse shaped chocolate chips.

Tempering Chocolate in the Microwave

I used the microwave method to temper the chocolate. To do this, pour a small amount of chocolate chips into a mug or bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave again for 30 seconds, 15 seconds, then 10 seconds. Stir in between each heating until the chocolate chips are all melted. Try not to overheat your chocolate as this will affect the surface quality of the finished chocolate chips. Semi-sweet chocolate should never go above 88F-90F.

Step 3: Mix the Dry Ingredients

Now that the Mickey Mouse chocolate chips are made, you're ready to get baking!

Preheat your oven to 330°F.

In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together and set aside.

Step 4: Cream the Butter & Sugar

In a second bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and powdered sugar until fluffy.

Disney's recipe calls for an electric mixer, but I actually did this using a spoon.

Step 5: Add Eggs & Vanilla

Add the eggs, one at a time. Then add the vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Step 6: Combine

Blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

Step 7: Add Chocolate Chips & Nuts

Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts (optional).

Step 8: Roll Into Balls

Roll the dough into balls - ~1 tablespoon for medium cookies and 2 tablespoons for large cookies. Arrange them on a baking sheet.

Bake until the cookies are light golden, 10 to 12 minutes for medium cookies and 12 to 14 minutes for large cookies.

Step 9: Add the Magical Touch

While the cookies are still warm, add some Mickey chocolate chips! They'll melt a little bit which will keep them in place on the cookies.

Enjoy and taste a bit of the Disney magic from your own home!

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