Minion Cookies! Sugar Cookie Recipe & Tutorial

This week, we’re making minion cookies!

We’re on a Minion craze here in our household!

Oh, but there aren’t just any cookies — melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.

Be sure to check out the rest of our easy cookies recipes, too!

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Minion Sugar Cookies Recipe and Tutorial

Minion Cookies

When you’re done eating up these adorable cookies, keep the minion activities going with minions coloring pages.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Yellow Wilton candy melts
  • White Wilton candy melts
  • Large Oreo cookies
  • Mini Oreo Cookies
  • Wilton black icing gel tube
  • Wilton royal blue food gel
  • Wilton black food gel
  • Wilton candy eyes (large size)
  • Optional: red fruit roll ups and white Wilton cube sprinkles

This recipe will make 8 large minion sugar cookies. Enough to share with the whole family!

Minion Sugar Cookies Recipe

Directions for Minion cookies:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375Β° degrees.

Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.

Step 3: In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add the egg and vanilla to the creamed butter and mix for one minute.

Step 5: Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.

Step 6:Using a jumbo-sized cookie scoop, form 8 balls out of the dough and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.

Step 7: Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 hours on a wire rack.

Step 8: Melt 1/2 cup of the yellow Wilton candy melts in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until completely melted.

Step 9: Spread the melted candy on each sugar cookie and let cool for at least 1 hour.

Minion Cookie Tutorial

Step 10: Melt 1/3 cup of the white Wilton candy melts in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until completely melted.

Step 11: Add a small drop of royal blue and black food gels into the melted white candy mixture and stir until a grey color is achieved.

Step 12: Separate a large Oreo cookie and dip the piece without the creme filling on it into the grey icing and cover completely. (Keep the piece with the filling for later). Cool on wax or parchment paper for at least 1 hour. This grey cookie will be the base for a large minion eyeglass.

Step 13: Separate 2 small Oreo cookies and dip the pieces without the creme filling into the grey icing and cover completely. Cool on wax or parchment paper for at least 1 hour. These small cookies will be the base for minion eyeglasses.

Step 14: Attach a large grey Oreo cookie in the center of a sugar cookie with a dab of melted icing.

Step 15: Gently remove the Oreo creme filling from the saved piece and place on the large silver Oreo.

Step 16: Place a large candy eye in the middle of the creme filling on the large silver Oreo.

Step 17: Add the sides of the glasses and the mouth with a tube of black icing gel.

Optional: Cut a small piece of a red fruit roll up to resemble a minion tongue. The white cube sprinkles can be added for teeth.
Add pieces of hair strands with the black food icing.

Repeat steps 14 thru 19 using the mini Oreos and 2 candy eyes for each minion head.

Let dry for at least 2 hours (icing gel will smear if you do not let it dry for 2 hours).

Minion Sugar Cookies Recipe and Tutorial

Minion Cookies! Sugar Cookie Recipe & Tutorial

Yield: 8

Go on a Minion craze with minion cookies! Oh, but there aren’t just any cookies β€” melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Wilton candy melts - yellow
  • Wilton candy melts - white
  • Large Oreo cookies
  • Mini Oreo Cookies
  • Wilton black icing gel tube
  • Wilton royal blue and black food gel
  • Wilton candy eyes (large size)
  • Optional: red fruit roll ups and white Wilton cube sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, add the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla to the creamed butter and mix for one minute.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until well-incorporated.
  6. Using a jumbo-sized cookie scoop, form 8 balls out of the dough and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool for at least 2 hours on a wire rack.
  8. Melt 1/2 cup of the yellow Wilton candy melts in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  9. Spread the melted candy on each sugar cookie and let cool for at least 1 hour.
  10. Melt 1/3 cup of the white Wilton candy melts in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until completely melted.
  11. Add a small drop of royal blue and black food gels into the melted white candy mixture and stir until a grey color is achieved.
  12. Separate a large Oreo cookie and dip the piece without the creme filling on it into the grey icing and cover completely. (Keep the piece with the filling for later). Cool on wax or parchment paper for at least 1 hour. This grey cookie will be the base for a large minion eyeglass.
  13. Separate 2 small Oreo cookies and dip the pieces without the creme filling into the grey icing and cover completely. Cool on wax or parchment paper for at least 1 hour. These small cookies will be the base for minion eyeglasses.
  14. Attach a large grey Oreo cookie in the center of a sugar cookie with a dab of melted icing.
  15. Gently remove the Oreo creme filling from the saved piece and place on the large silver Oreo.
  16. Place a large candy eye in the middle of the creme filling on the large silver Oreo.
  17. Add the sides of the glasses and the mouth with a tube of black icing gel.
  18. Optional: Cut a small piece of a red fruit roll up to resemble a minion tongue. The white cube sprinkles can be added for teeth.
  19. Add pieces of hair strands with the black food icing.
  20. Repeat steps 14 thru 19 using the mini Oreos and 2 candy eyes for each minion head.
  21. Let dry for at least 2 hours (icing gel will smear if you do not let it dry for 2 hours).

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 592Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 86gFiber: 1gSugar: 51gProtein: 6g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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    30 Comments

    1. Super cute, Jenny! I’ve been seeing so many minion-related party decor and food posts that I’m half tempted to use that theme for my son’s 2nd birthday party even though he has no idea what a minion is. Haha. Love the cookies~!

    2. OMG…my mother just loves all the cute Minions. We saw the movie the other day even though it was 3 of us adults and no children who went. We might have to make these cookies just for fun! Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup 7/19/15

      1. Wanted to go see the movie while my husband was out of town… but I knew how disappointed he would be that he didn’t get to go! So I completely understand going to see it even without any kids πŸ˜€

    3. Gotta love the Minions! Cute cookies. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we love partying with you! Hope to see you next Friday. πŸ™‚

      ~Lorelai
      Life With Lorelai

    4. How cute are these minion sugar cookies! Thank you for sharing at Happiness is Homemade link party. Shared and pinned.

    5. Congratulations!
      Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and thanks so much for sharing it with us,we have pinned your post to our Features Board. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
      Miz Helen

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