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With this being such a busy time of year, it’s easy to get disconnected from those close to you. That goes for your kids, too. They have their own thing going on, with school, activities, and their friends that sometimes we just need a night to bring everyone back together again. That’s when a movie night is in order!
Target is the perfect one-stop-shop for all your movie night needs and it’s the only place you can find the Minions Metalpak Blu-ray/DVD. Available now from Illumination Entertainment, Minions Â© 2015 Universal Studio All right reserved is one that my own little minions have been so excited to see. I had to grab a copy!
You can’t call it a proper movie night without snacks, however. And to go with the theme of the movie, we made Shortbread Cookie Minions! Luckily, as your one-stop movie night shop, it was easy to pick up all the ingredients we needed while at Target.
The classic shortbread cookie is a staple of the holiday season and they’re so easy to customize. Since we’re watching Minions, of course we had to turn ours into minions. For this, make your cookies with the traditional recipe that includes flour, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and butter.
Roll it up, refrigerate for at least a half an hour, then slice into cookies. Bake at 375 until the edges are just slightly brown and let cool. Then get your blue chocolate ready!
I melted white chocolate chips in the microwave then added about 6 drops of blue food coloring. The more food coloring you use, the darker the blue, but I didn’t want to use too much. Also, the more coloring you add, the thicker your chocolate will be. Dunk or spread the blue chocolate on about half the cookie and set on a rack to set.
While the chocolate is setting, melt some regular semi-sweet chocolate chips and place in a sandwich baggie. Snip just the tiniest bit of a corner and pipe the chocolate across your minion’s faces.
To complete your Shortbread Cookie Minions, add candy eyes and a small line of chocolate for a mouth.
Now that’s a fun movie night with my favorite people!
If you have some Minions fans on your holiday list, make sure you pick up the special Minions MetalPak Blu-Ray/DVD available with 40 minutes of Target exclusive content. You can even order online to pick up in store.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 sticks butter - room temperature
- 1 tsp water
- 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- candy eyes
- 6 drops blue food coloring
- Combine flour, salt, and powdered sugar. Add vanilla, butter, and water either by hand or using a food processor and mix until a dough is formed. Place the dough in plastic wrap or wax paper and roll into a log. Twist each end closed and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Once chilled, slice your cookies pieces into 1/3 inch thick slices. Place on nonstick cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are just browned, rotating the pan halfway through baking time. Remove cookies and let cool.
- Melt white chocolate in a microwavable safe container in the microwave in 20 seconds increments. Add blue food coloring until the right color blue is achieved, being aware that the more coloring used the thicker the chocolate will be. Dip if you can or spread chocolate evenly on half the cookie. Place on wire rack to set with a sheet of wax paper underneath.
- Melt about a 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave using the same method as above. Add melted chocolate to a sandwich baggie and snip off just the tip of one corner. Pipe a line across the top of each cookie and add candy eyes before set. Pipe on a mouth.
- Let sit until set and enjoy your Shortbread Cookie Minions!
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