From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Katie Wilson

Happy National Peanut Butter Day! To celebrate, we’ve got an exclusive cookie recipe made with M&M’S to share with you. Growing up, eating a cookie made with M&M’S Chocolate Candies was always a treat and, to be honest, I still get excited when there are M&M’S on a cookie, as an adult!

The recipe we’re sharing today features new M&M’S Minis Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies on a Mickey Mouse-shaped peanut butter cookie with peanut butter frosting. It’s the perfect way to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day.

These cookies were fun to bake and decorate, and even more fun to eat! The chilling time on the dough is 30 minutes and helps the cookies hold their Mickey Mouse shape. Make sure to let them rest on the pan for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack and cool completely prior to frosting.

Now that I’ve talked up the recipe (and likely made you hungry in the process), it’s time to share it with you. Let’s learn how to make these peanut butter cookies!


Mickey Mouse Peanut Butter Cookie Made With M&m’s Minis Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies

MICKEY MOUSE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE MADE WITH M&M’S MINIS PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CANDIES
Makes 12 Cookies

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

TOPPING

  • 3/4 cup M&M’S Minis Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies

FOR PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Beat light brown sugar, honey, peanut butter, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until creamy.
  3. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. Place 1/4 cup chilled peanut butter cookie dough in 3 1/2 inch Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie cutter on prepared baking sheet and press dough to fill cutter. Carefully pick up cookie cutter and repeat with remaining dough, placing 6 cookies on each baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Cool for 10 minutes on pans, then move to wire racks.
  7. Cool completely before frosting.

FOR PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING:

  1. Beat butter and peanut butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until fully combined.
  2. Add sifted powdered sugar and mix on medium speed until fully combined. Reduce heat to low and add heavy cream and vanilla extract until incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to use.

TO SERVE:

Spread peanut butter frosting on each cookie. Sprinkle tops with M&M’S Minis Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies.

For even more sweet treats, stop by the Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom Park to treat yourself to caramel apples, cereal treats, and more made with M&M’S chocolate candies.

We’d love to see you make these cookies in your home! Share your photos with #DisneyEats on your own social channels and be sure to follow us on @DisneyEats.

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability. Always use caution when handling sharp objects and hot contents. Please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version.

You may also enjoy: Magic Cookie Bars Recipe, Wilderness Lodge

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