Disney Dessert for the 4th of JulySunday, July 29, 2012 By Courtney Krueger
Disney movies are loved by every little kid in the US; three desserts could to take that love to the Fourth of July. Mad Hatter’s Fourth of July Teacakes, Ariel’s Red- White-and- Blue Starfish Cookies, and Woody’s Independence Day Badge Cookies are kid-loved treats that will make Fourth of July fun and creative. Disney and kid approved, these desserts will make sure your Fourth of July parties are a hit! Top Left: Mad Hatter’s Fourth of July Teacake Top Right: Woody’s Independence Day Badge Cookies Middle: Ariel’s Red-White-and- Blue Starfish Cookies Taken from: Disney Family.com Mad Hatter’s Fourth of July Teacakes are a creative way for kids that love Alice in Wonderland to enjoy Fourth of July. This is an excellent dessert for children that have specific taste buds because you can use any type of cupcake flavor! Not including cupcake baking time, varies on type, decorating only takes 10 minutes. Using scrapbook paper; cupcakes; cupcake liners; M&M’s; frosting; sticker numbers; and a piece of paper, you can create a delicious and creative take on Uncle Sam’s and the Mad Hatter’s hat. For all kids that love The Little Mermaid, Ariel’s Red-White-and-Blue Starfish Cookies will make Fourth of July their favorite holiday! Cookie dough (homemade or store-bought), blue and red icing, and white pearl candies are used to make the Fourth of July Disney approved. Other than cooking time, Ariel’s Cookies only take 10 minutes! Not only are Ariel’s Red-White-and-Blue Starfish Cookies kid-loved, they are very quick and easy. Woody’s Independence Day Badge Cookies are loved by all cowboys and cowgirls. Toy Story lovers will thank you when they bite into one of these delicious cookies. Cookie dough (homemade or store-bought), vanilla icing, blue food coloring, two different size star cookie cutters, and red M&M’s are combined to create delicious badges for all the little sheriffs at your Fourth of July party! Not only will kids love this dessert, parents will love that it only takes 5 minutes to decorate! These desserts, from Disney Families.com, will surely make your Fourth of July parties a hit with all the Disney-loving kids! *** Recipes Mad Hatter’s Fourth of July Teacakes Necessities Batch of cupcakes baked in blue cupcake liners Red M&M’s minis White Frosting Scissors Scrapbook Paper (red, white, and blue) Glue Dots Red Ribbon Sticker Numbers Marker Cut off the tops of the cupcakes level with the upper edge of the paper cupcake liners so that they better resemble the flat top of the Mad Hatter's hat. Frost the trimmed cupcakes and press red candies in place to create stripes. Cut two blue scrapbook paper and paste together to make rim of the hat. Cut 1/2in. red scrapbook paper strip and glue sides together and glue the newly made circle onto the rim. Make sure the size of the red strip allows cupcake to fit. Frost cupcake and use red M&M’s minis and decorate top of cupcake. For the finishing touch, use number stickers or a marker and a small square of white paper to make a 7/4 date tag -- tuck the bottom of the tag behind the hatband. Ariel’s Red- White-and-Blue Starfish Cookies Necessities Cookie Dough (homemade or Store-bought) Blue and Red Frosting White Pearl Candies Cookie sheet Cooling rack Starfish Template on DisneyFamilies.com Kitchen Knife Print Starfish template and cut out starfish shape on cookie dough. Bake the cookie cutouts according to recipe directions and let cool. Use blue and red frosting to frost cutouts. Then press a line of white sugar pearls or white candies into the icing forming a line in the center of each of the starfish arms. Let the icing set up before serving. Woody’s Independence Day Badge Cookies Necessities Cookie Dough (homemade or store-bought) Two different size star Cookie Cutters Blue Food Coloring White Frosting Red M&M’s Cookie sheet Cooling rack Divide the cookie dough into two portions, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap the smaller portion in plastic and keep it chilled for now. Knead blue food coloring into the larger portion. Use larger star cookie cutter for blue dough and smaller for regular dough. Cut out stars. Bake cookie cutouts according to recipe directions and let cool. Frost the smaller plain stars with white cookie icing and then set them aside until the icing hardens. Squeeze a dollop of icing onto the center of a blue star and gently press a white frosted star down on top of it. Next, use small dabs of icing to "glue" round red candies atop the tips of the larger star. Once the icing sets up, the cookies are ready to serve.