So you guys know I love a good mashup right? I've already talked about that before like here. When we went to Disney for the first time this year, I totally bought into the whole Mickey Ear obsession. I mean it's all about the Mickey (or Minnie) Ears and you can spend a gagillion dollars stocking up on them. Where else can adults wear mouse ears and actually look pretty cool? Well, relatively cool (they still look much cuter on kids!). AND they pretty much come in any variety you want, plain, fancy, tiny, pirate, and almost any Disney character in ear form too.
So when we visited last February, we HAD to get some for the kiddos. That's Buzz Lightyear, a princess (of course), and R2D2 ears! Long story short, they inspired these Star Wars Mickey Ear cookies.
And the mashup is totally appropriate considering Disney now owns Star Wars. Still not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing but I'd probably sell too for 4 billion bucks (4 BILLION that's even crazy to type!). Time will only tell and the new Episode 7 movie slated for 2015 will really make people love the deal or really, really, and I mean really hate it.
Anyway, back on topic! I cheated with these cookies and started with store bought ones. Well 1) because I'm starting to get lazy and 2) there are really good cookies out there waiting to be made into other treats. To make the ears I used a large icing tip and cut a part of 2 round chocolate chip cookies to make the ears (see pic below). Attach to a whole cookie with some melted chocolate.
Once hardened decorate with candy melt to make the Star Wars characters. Minimalistic characters because it was much faster that way!
You can also add sticks and make them cookie pops (because all food is way more fun in pop form)
And you get some fun cookies to celebrate May the 4th Be With You (aka Star Wars Day). Which I know passed already (#blogfail) but I think most Star Wars and Mickey fans are fans the other 364 days of the year too, so hope you enjoy them!
I hope you can recognize all the characters! Leave a comment and let me know your fav!!!