Even though my husband and I don’t have kids yet, we often catch ourselves watching animated movies. One movie that I noticed that we always seem to fall back into watching is Finding Nemo. It’s one of those movies that I can watching time and time again without ever getting bored. That is saying a lot since I’m not a big movie buff and would much rather play on the computer than watch TV.
We recently purchased a 4k TV for our bedroom and it has completely changed the way I watch TV. The colors are brighter, the pictures are more crisp and I find myself enjoying the whole TV watching experience like never before. Our TV has 3D functions, so the first night we got it set up, I gave it a try. I wanted to watch something fun and quick and I happen to cross the Finding Dory movie trailer and could not turn away. Not only was the 3D experience amazing, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t seen the trailer before.
“Finding Dory” reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. The all-new big-screen adventure dives into theaters in June 2016, taking moviegoers back to the extraordinary underwater world from the original film.
Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?
With all the excitement, I knew I wanted to celebrate so I made some Finding Dory cookies from scratch. These cookies are so cute and you can use them for any Disney party or just for your little ones.
How to Make Finding Dory Cookies
This recipe yield 5 dozen cookies.
- 5 C flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 C soft unsalted butter
- 2 C granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 2 C powder sugar
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- blue, black, yellow, brown gel food coloring
- Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
- Add all 4 eggs at one time…Continue to mix.
- Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing
- Sift the four, baking powder, and salt together.
- Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
- Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
- Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
- Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
- Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
the batter. (if needed).
- Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
- Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
- Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely. (About 10 minutes).
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring). If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
- Divide the icing into 5 equal bowls.
- The first bowl of icing remains white.
- The second bowl of icing, add several drops of blue gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
- In the third bowl, add several drops of black into the icing and mix.
- In the fourth bowl, add several drops of brown into the icing and mix.
- In the fifth bowl, add several drops of yellow into the icing and mix.
- Spoon a little bit of each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
- Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl then add 1 tsp of water to this icing and stir to mix the water and icing together.
- Using a edible marker, draw on dory using a easy cartoon image to replicate her.
- Using the blue icing, fill in the blue part on her body as well as the line on her fin.
- Wait 10 minute
- Using the black icing, fill in the black part of her body, tail, and fin
- Using the yellow icing, fill in her tail, and both fins
- Using the white icing, fill in her eyes
- Using the brown, add a small dot in the middle of her eyes, for a iris
- Using the black icing, add the pupil.
Let dry for 4 hours before enjoying!