If you’re obsessed with the Mickey beignets you can find at Walt Disney World then you’ll love this recipe that’s easy to make! It comes straight from the Disney chefs!
I love that the Disney chefs shares recipes with guests so you can recreate the Disney magic at home! I tweaked the instructions a little bit to make it easier to follow and make this Mickey beignets foolproof!
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What type of yeast should you use to make a beignets recipe?
The Best Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutters to Make Mickey Beignets
This set of cookie cutters are actually better for making beignets, doughnuts and biscuits rather than cookies!
Why are they the best Mickey cutters for beignets? Because they are thin and make a nice sharp cut. You want the dough to cut nicely so when you fry the beignets, they hold their shape!
I used the largest Mickey cookie cutter in this set to make the beignets and they turned out perfectly! It measures almost 3.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches tall.
Ingredients for Mickey Beignets
- active dry yeast
- all purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- shortening or unsalted butter
- heavy cream
- large egg
- vegetable oil
- powdered sugar
Supplies for Making Mickey Beignets
How to Make Mickey Beignets
This recipe for beignets is actually really easy to put together. You just need a little patience when you’re waiting for the dough to rest and rise. The waiting is worth it!
First, dissolve the yeast in warm water (but making sure the water is not too hot or it will affect the yeast.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl (the flour, sugar and salt).
Then, add the shortening or butter (I used unsalted butter), heavy cream and one large egg into another mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula. Add the boiling water and mix together with an electric hand mixer. But being careful to not overmix, just until it’s combined.
Let the dough rest for 30 minutes covered on your counter. Then, roll the dough out on a floured surface until it’s 1/4-inch thick.
Using the largest Mickey Mouse cutter from this cookie cutter set, cut out your Mickey beignets.
The dough needs to sit covered so it can rise for an hour.
Fry the cut out dough in batches in a pot with 3 inches of vegetable oil at 350 degrees F for 2 to 3 minutes.
Allow them to drain and cool slightly on a paper towel-lined plate.
Dust them with powdered sugar and you’re good to go! Eat them immediately!
If you don’t want to this beignets recipe at home from scratch…
You can always use the Cafe Du Monde Beignet Mix. I have used this mix in the past and it works great!
Thank you to the Disney Chefs for sharing the recipe below!
Mickey Beignets Recipe
- 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Powdered sugar, for topping
- Sprinkle yeast over 1/4 cup warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Place flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix together with a spatula. Add shortening (or butter), heavy cream and egg. Mix until just combined. Add the boiling water and combine using an electric hand mixer on medium. Just until the dough is combined and smooth. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about an hour.
- Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. (Be careful when dealing with hot oil.) Fry beignets in batches of 2 to 5 (depending on the size of your pot) until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.
- Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar using a dusting wand and serve immediately.