We are so excited to that Incredibles 2 is coming out on June 15, 2018! Why, you ask? Because it’s only been 14 years since the first one, but it’s also Ethan’s birthday! We haven’t taken him to the movies yet because he’s constantly on the move and not quite sure he will sit still during the whole movie. But, I think we can finally test him out with this movie because it’s right up his alley. He always wants to know who the “bad guy” is in every movie. And, oddly enough, there usually is at least one.
1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
1 1/2 C powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
2 1/2 C flour
1tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1 Mickey Mouse head cookie cutter
1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper
3 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
4 C powdered sugar
3 disposable piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip
1 squeeze bottle
red and black food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, powder sugar, vanilla and egg together until creamy and combined.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cream of tartar and baking soda.
Gradually mix in the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined and a dough forms.
Once the dough is formed, sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of flour onto a cutting board and place the dough onto the cutting board.
Sprinkle some flour onto the cookie dough and roll out the dough to about 2 inches thick.
Cut out your cookies and place onto the cookie sheet.
Bake your cookies for about 8-10 minutes.
Let them cool completely.
Royal icing directions:
Using a standing mixer, combine all ingredients and mix on medium to high speed until thick and stiff with peaks about 6-7 minutes.
If your icing looks like yellow soup, add another cup of powder sugar.
Once your icing is made, Scoop some white icing into one piping bag and set aside.
Scoop some icing, about 3/4 up, into a bowl and add black food coloring and mix until combined.
Scoop black icing into piping bag.
Using the remaining icing, add in red food coloring and mix until combined. Add in a few more drops of red food coloring to get the shade you want.
Scoop a small amount into the piping bag and set aside.
Mix in 2-3 tbsp of water into the remaining red icing and mix until combined.
Pour into the squeeze bottle.
Using the red icing, outline the mickey heads.
Fill in the cookies with the thinned red icing.
Let them dry completely over night.
Once they have completely dried using the black icing, pipe on the outline of the mask and the eyes.
Using the white icing, fill in the center for the icing with the white icing.
Using the black icing, fill in the mask.
Let completely dry for 3 hours before enjoying!