Disney Magic at Home: We Recreated the Pop’t Art Cookies From Epcot’s Festival of the Arts

While the Disney parks and resorts are closed, we’ve been coming up with ways to keep the Disney magic alive at home. We decided to make the Pop’t Art cookies from Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts!

Of course, these don’t compare to being at the festival in Epcot, but we had to try! And they were fun to make!

We started by gathering our ingredients:

SUGAR COOKIE

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

TOPPING

  • 6 tablespoons chocolate-hazelnut spread

GLAZE

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3–4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Food coloring

Next, we followed the instructions very carefully!

FOR SUGAR COOKIE:

  1. Cream the sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy. Add egg white and beat for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly add sifted flour and salt and beat at medium speed until a soft dough forms.
  3. Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone baking mat.
  5. Roll dough into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Cut into six, 3×5-inch rectangles.
  7. Place cookies on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  8. Cool for 30 minutes.

FOR TOPPING:

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread on each cookie, leaving a border of about 1/8 inch around the edges of each cookie.
  2. Set aside.

If you (or someone in your family) are allergic to hazelnuts, leave off the chocolate-hazelnut spread. The cookies will still turn out yummy!

FOR GLAZE:

  1. Whisk powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of the milk, and the vanilla extract in a pie plate until smooth. Add additional milk if the glaze is too thick.
  2. Set aside 2 tablespoons of glaze in a small bowl.
  3. Dip each cookie, chocolate-hazelnut side down, in the glaze to cover the chocolate.
  4. Set on a wire rack to dry.
  5. Mix remaining glaze with desired color or colors of food coloring. Use a fork to drizzle colored glaze on top of the cookies.

I saved 3-4 tablespoons of the glaze out to mix with food coloring so I could make more colors

TIP: if you want your glaze to be more white, use a clear vanilla extract/flavoring.

Our cookies don’t look exactly like the ones from the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, but they were really fun to make and they were tasty too!

Recipe from d23.


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Sara