Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Crafts & Cookies from Disney

mickey-reversable-ornament-240x240Baby, it’s cold outside, and with the kids coming home for winter break, moms across the country are looking projects to keep them busy.

Disney Family Fun offers all sorts of holiday cheer for you and your kids to bring a little bit of Mickey into your home. Projects and printables include coloring pages, tree ornaments, paper wreath patterns, and cookie stencils to name just a few. So take a peek, and follow the link for great craft ideas from Disney Family Fun.

Looking forward to a little baking this holiday season? Give this sugar cookie recipe a try, it’s straight from the fabulous kitchens of Walt Disney World’s Swan & Dolphin Hotels. Disney can help you add a little fun here too, with decorating stencils to help you create sparkle and smiles from Mickey Mouse. Just download, print, and cut them out for easy use in decorating your holiday cookies.

Sugar Cookie Recipe from Disney’s Swan and Dolphin

• 3½ Cups Sifted Flour
• 2½ Tsp. Baking Powder
• ½ Tsp. Salt
• 1½ Cubes Sweet Butter (6 oz.)
• 2 Tsp. Vanilla
• 1½ Cups Granulated Sugar
• 2 Tbls. Sour Cream
• 1 Lemon (grated rind only)
• 2 Eggs
• 1 Tbls. Milk

Putting it all together:
Preheat your oven to 340 F.

Use a stand alone mixer if one is available.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.

Cream butter, vanilla, sugar, sour cream, lemon peel in a separate bowl, beating them well. Whisking briskly, add eggs one at a time, then incorporate into the milk. Next gradually add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and continue to mix.

Once the dough is fully mixed, set it aside to rest for a minimum of 3 hours in the refrigerator. When ready to make your cookies, roll the dough down to desired thickness. Use holiday cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes. Once out of the oven, move the cookies onto a cooling rack.

Wait until completely cool and decorate with sugars and icing.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post, but you know I printed out some holiday fun for my kids! Recipe Resource: http://www.swandolphin.com/recipeclub/1207print.html

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Disney! My grandparents live in Orlando so ever since 1985 we've visited them often. I truly love the Disney Family Fun magazine and website. I've been a little upset this month since my daughter's obsessed with a picture of a little boy in the magazine and she's practically destroyed it carrying it around the house!

    I wanted to stop by and thank you for commenting on my blog during my SITS Day yesterday :) My pajamas post is actually up now in case you missed it yesterday.