With the new Zootopia film hitting theaters, I’ve been getting SO MANY REQUESTS to make some Zootopia inspired desserts. First, I made a Zootopia Cake, but this week I wanted to make a bite sized treat to honor the film with these bite sized cookie popsicles!
You’ll want to make a half batch of my cookie dough recipe. Be very precise when decorating the donuts. The donuts are very small, and fitting all the writing may be more of a challenge then you would think. This recipe is great for kids, and will be a hit at their next sleepover.
What You’ll Need:
- ½ batch of cookie dough (dye ⅔ red, and keep the other ⅓ plain)
- Melted compound dark chocolate / candy melts (no cocoa butter)
- Melted pink candy melts
- 1 M&M
- Various sized circle cutters
- 3/4″ & 2.5″ (for the donuts)
- 3.5″ (for the popsicles)
- 2.5″ (for the pawpsicles)
- Popsicle sticks
- Plastic Wrap
- Snap seal bag
- Rolling pin
- Sharp knife
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Cooling Rack
- Sprinkle flour onto your bench. Knead your plain cookie dough while it’s still cold. Use a rolling pin to roll out so that it’s still thick. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the dough. Use a medium sized circle cutter and press firmly into the dough. Then, use a much smaller circle cutter and press it down in the center of your circle with the plastic wrap still over the dough. This will create a donut cookie!
- Place your donut cookie on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Stick a popsicle stick through the bottom of the cookie.
- Repeat the two previous steps and make another donut cookie with the rest of your dough.
- Sprinkle flour onto your bench. Take out your red cookie dough and knead it while it’s still cold. Use a rolling pin to roll out so that the dough is thick. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the dough. Press down into the plastic wrap and dough using a large circle cutter. Repeat so that you have two large circles.
- Cut the edges and bottom of your circles to form the shape of a popsicle. Place a popsicle stick through the bottom center of your cookie.
- Place a marker onto your cookie dough. Press down to make a deep divot in the dough. Make another parallel line on the same dough. Then, repeat on the other popsicle dough. Round off the dough, or cut off any last minute excess and transfer to your baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- With the plastic wrap still over the dough, use a medium sized circle cutter and try and make more circles with the remaining dough (try to use a size that’ll give you about three more circles).
- Cut the two edges from the circles, and place a popsicle stick through the bottom center of your cookie. Use your thumb to create a deep indentation into the center of the dough. Use an M&M to create three indentations above your large indentation. This will form the shape of a paw print. Repeat with the remaining two dough pieces. Transfer all pieces to the baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Once chilled, cook your cookie dough in a moderate oven (175C/350F) for 10-15 minutes. You’ll know your cookies are done when they start to brown around the edges.
- Once baked, remove your cookies from the oven. Let them sit on the baking sheet for an additional 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- Place your melted dark chocolate into a snap seal bag. Cut off a fine tip from the corner with a pair of scissors. Make a wavy line around your donut cookie. Fill in the rest of your cookie with the chocolates. You should still have bits of brown showing on the cookie. Tap the cookie lightly on the palm of your hand to set the chocolate. Cover with sprinkles.
- Put your pink candy melts in a snap seal bag and cut a fine tip from the corner. You want to write “The Big Donut,” on your cookie. “The Big,” should be on top, and “Donut,” should be on the bottom. Start with the letter N in the center of your bottom half of your cookie. Then, complete the word going one letter at a time.
Another awesome Zootopia recipe complete! Who do you want to make these cookies for? 🍪
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