Headed to the movies? Whip up these easy Minion cookies and sneak ’em in to munch on. I’ll be doing the same when I go with my little guy. I know, I know, you’re not supposed to sneak outside food into the theater. Before going all goody-goody on me, I ask you to consider…
“What would the Minions do?”
Easy Minion Cookies
- Sugar cookie dough (I used this recipe from King Arthur Flour, subbing pure vanilla extract for Fiori di Sicilia.)
- Americolor royal blue and yellow gel food coloring
- Americolor Black Food Writer
- Black and white candy melts
- Piping bag or zip-top bag
- Wilton Candy Eyeballs
- Parchment paper
- Sharp knife
Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.
Use the gel colors to dye a teeny bit more than half of your dough yellow and the rest of the dough blue. Roll each of the pieces of dough into a long rope, making sure their both the same length.
Place the ropes side by side and use the parchment paper to roll them together. Can you see the Minions starting to take shape? Try to keep the ends rounded and the sides flat, so that your cookies really look like Minions.
Cut the frozen dough into 1/4-inch thick pieces and place onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. Flip the dough every few cuts so that the dough doesn’t get misshapen. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool before decorating.
Use the black food coloring pen to draw the details on your Minions. I added overall tabs and a pocket with Grub’s logo, but you can make your Minions as detailed as you like. Just be sure to add the most important details – a mouth and goggle band.
Melt approximately 10 white candy melts with two black ones to make the shade of gray that I used here. Use a piping bag or the corner of a zip-top bag to pipe a mound of gray onto the goggle band. Drop an eye onto the gray candy and push down so that it spreads out under the eye.
If piping isn’t your thing, you could also dip the bottom of the eye into the candy melts and drop it onto the cookie. The circle may not be as clean, but you’ll get a similar effect.
Repeat with the rest of the cookies. Mix up the mouths using big smiles, half-smiles, or surprised faces! And, of course, finished some of your Minions with one eye and others with two.