Everything is better in a Mickey shape! Best of all Mickey heads are easily identified by children young and old.
Smaller children will not only recognize and love the Mickey Mouse shape, but enjoy the deliciousness of these Mickey Mouse pie crust cookies!
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As a parent of two very busy boys I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting treats they will enjoy.
While my two year old will at almost anything, my five year with autism is a lot pickier! It’s hard to get him to try new food items.
Anytime he will eat something new and actually like it is a huge celebration in our house! Sometimes it’s just the little things in life that make it enjoyable.
I found Mickey Mouse pie crust cookies to be a huge success in our home!
They definitely are a win for me because I don’t always have the time to prep and fool around with adding in a ton of different ingredients while baking.
That’s the best part about pie crust cookies, they are two ingredients! Yes two- Premade pie crust and jam.
You won’t find an easier or cuter cookie out there! Plus. If you have a craving for pie but don’t want to over-indulge with large portions, then these will satisfy that craving for you.
How To Make Mickey Mouse Pie Crust Cookies With Pillsbury
Like any recipe out there your going to want to gather your ingredients. In this case, you will need only two ingredients-
-2 store bought pie crust
Don’t feel like you need to stick with using strawberry preserves. Get creative!
Here’s some ideas for tasty fillings:
- Grape jam
- Peach jam
- Apple butter jam
- Blackberry jam
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Apricot jam
All of these jams can be found at your local grocery store. If your life is anything like mine (chaotic) then you don’t have the time to make your own jam. Just head add some jam and premade frozen pie crusts to your grocery pickup or see what jam preserves you already have.
You don’t need much jam for this recipe. Each Mickey Mouse pie crust cookie can only fit about 1 teaspoon of jam.
I really had to play around with how much jam the cookie would be able to hold during baking before I got it right.
With these cookies, less jam is more!
The only thing you do need for this recipe, but my not have is a Mickey shaped cookie cutter. I would suggest a small size to medium size cookie cutter for this recipe!
I have seen Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse cookie cutter at places like Walmart and Target so hopefully you can find one or simply order from Amazon.
Once you have your cookie cutter, jam, and pie crust you’re ready to start baking!
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Instructions For Pie Crust Cookies With Pillsbury
Preheat your oven to 375 F and make sure your pie crust is defrosted. You may want to set the pie crust out on the kitchen counter for a few hours before baking.
Roll out pie crust on parchment paper or a cutting board. Then start cutting out mickey cookies.
Keep in mind that each cookie will have a top and a bottom. Therefore, two Mickey heads makes one pie crust cookie!
Now it’s time to fill them! Take one teaspoon or less of preferred jam preserve and place in the center of the Mickey head. You don’t want too much otherwise the cookies will leak jelly everywhere!
Cut small slits with a knife on another Mickey head (top) and place it gently over the Mickey head with jelly (bottom).
Before crimping the pie crust with a fork, you need to create a good seal.
To do thus, all you need to do is dip you finger in water and trace your finger along the edges of the bottom pie cookie around the jam. Then, place the top cookie over it to cover.
This will give you a tight seal so no jelly filling escapes. (Of course, there will always be those couple cookies that come out less than perfect. Trust me I know.)
Now take a fork and press (crimp) the edges of the cookies together.
Although it’s up to you, you can brush the tops of the cookies with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar crystals for extra crunch!
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes. Keep your eye on them though because every oven is different!
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These pie crust cookies with Pillsbury were a huge success with kids (and husband) too! I will say to be a fan of these super easy cookies, you do have to love pie crust taste and texture.
I personally, though the texture provided a delicious buttery crunch and the jam added a sweet element that wasn’t overpowering with sugar (as many cookie recipes typically are).
If you’re looking for something that’s a hit with your kids, you have to try these Mickey Mouse jam filled cookies today!
- 1 jar of jam
- Pillsbury premade pie crust
- Preheat oven to 375 F
- Roll out the pie crust unto a cutting board or parchment paper
- Cut out cookies using a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter
- Fill one Mickey head with 1 tablespoon of jam
- Cut slits in another Mickey head. Place it on top of the Mickey head with jam (bottom of the cookie)
- Seal the top and bottom of the pie crust cookies by taking your finger and brushing water in between the top and bottom crusts of the cookie.
- Take a fork and press all along the edges of the cookie
- Continue this process until there's no more pie crust left and bake for 15-20 minutes.
*Overfilling the cookies with too much jam will result in leaking!