Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas – Chocolate Chip Cookies and Fruit Cake

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Merry Christmas Disney Mealers! So in honor of the holiday season, the next two weeks will be Christmas themed! Since this is out of the ordinary and I’ve been pressed for time with all the happenings around, I’m not going to make all the food shown in Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. I just chose two recipes that I feel would be good holiday treats. So put on your Santa-themed Mickey ears and lets get going!

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Goofy Cookies for Santa

So the first recipe comes from the short with Goofy and Max. Goofy is trying to convince Max that Santa is real and they bake cookies.

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(Credit: Disney)

I think this one was actually my favorite short. And here’s a recipe for cookies you can leave for Santa

Cookies for Santa
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 sticks butter
  2. 1 cup white sugar (I like to use raw cane sugar with a coarser texture)
  3. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  4. 2 teaspoon vanilla
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 4 cups all purpose flour (more as needed)
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 bag chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Microwave the butter for about 40 seconds to just barely melt it. It shouldn't be hot - but it should be almost entirely in liquid form.
  3. Using a stand mixer or electric beaters, beat the butter with the sugars until creamy.
  4. Add the vanilla and the egg; beat on low speed until just incorporated - 10-15 seconds or so (if you beat the egg for too long, the cookies will be stiff).
  5. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until crumbles form.
  6. Use your hands to press the crumbles together into a dough.
  7. It should form one large ball that is easy to handle (right at the stage between "wet" dough and "dry" dough).
  8. Add the chocolate chips and incorporate with your hands.
  9. Roll the dough into 12 large balls (or 9 for HUGELY awesome cookies) and place on a cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the cookies look puffy and dry and just barely golden.Warning, friends: DO NOT OVERBAKE. This advice is probably written on every cookie recipe everywhere, but this is essential for keeping the cookies soft.
  11. Take them out even if they look like they're not done yet (see picture in the post). They'll be pale and puffy.
  12. Let them cool on the pan for a good 30 minutes or so (I mean, okay, eat four or five but then let the rest of them cool). They will sink down and turn into these dense, buttery, soft cookies that are the best in all the land. These should stay soft for many days if kept in an airtight container. I also like to freeze them.
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Minnie’s Bonus Fruitcake

This is from the last short. It takes the story of the Gift of the Magi and applies it to Mickey and Minnie. Minnie is excited to get a bonus for being the best worker at her job….only to find out that her bonus is a fruit cake.

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Well I tried to soften the blow with this amazing fruitcake recipe. Sure, its probably not good enough to buy a great harmonica case, it’s still pretty great.

Minnie's Christmas Bonus
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
2 hr
Ingredients
  1. 3 1/4 cups dried fruit (raisins, cherries, cranberries, currants, apricots, etc)
  2. 1 cup pineapple
  3. 5oz maraschino cherries + juice
  4. 1 tbs apple butter
  5. Zest of one lemon, chopped coarsely
  6. Zest of one orange, chopped coarsely
  7. 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped
  8. 1 cup gold rum
  9. 1 cup sugar
  10. 5 ounces unsalted butter (1 1/4 sticks)
  11. 1 cup pineapple juice
  12. 1 tbs apple butter
  13. 4 whole cloves, (1 tsp ground)
  14. 1 tsp nutmeg
  15. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  16. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  17. 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  18. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  19. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  20. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  21. 2 eggs
  22. 1/4 to 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts, broken
Instructions
  1. Combine dried fruits, maraschino cherries and both zests. Add rum and macerate overnight, or microwave for 5 minutes to re-hydrate fruit.
  2. Place fruit and liquid in a non-reactive pot with the sugar, butter, pineapple juice, apple butter and spices. Bring mixture to a boil stirring often, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for at least 15 minutes. (Batter can be completed up to this point, then covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before completing cake.)
  3. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and sift into fruit mixture. Quickly bring batter together with a large wooden spoon, then stir in eggs one at a time until completely integrated, then fold in nuts. Spoon into a 10-inch non-stick loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness by inserting toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, bake another 10 minutes, and check again.
  5. Remove cake from oven and place on cooling rack or trivet. Baste or spritz top with brandy and allow to cool completely before turning out from pan.
  6. When cake is completely cooled, seal in a tight sealing, food safe container.
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Will it Wish you a Merry Christmas?

So both recipes are very Christmas worthy. The cookies are great, especially with milk and the fruitcake is scrumptious. Make sure to make them yourself and spread some Holiday Cheer!

Verdict:

Cookies – 9/10

Fruitcake – 8.5/10

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