Easy Mickey Beignets Recipe

on August 28, 2020

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How to make delicious Mickey beignets with a refrigerated biscuit dough at home!

plate of mickey beignets with powdered sugar

When a trip to Disney World isn’t possible, the next best thing is Mickey-shaped food. 

I used a can of biscuit dough and my little Mickey cookie cutter to whip up some beignets for my family. They devoured them and it’s safe to say everyone’s mood was lifted!

Here’s how to create the same effect in your home. 

Cookie Cutters for Mickey Beignets

set of five mickey mouse cookie cutters

 

I bought a little Mickey cookie cutter on Amazon years ago and have used it so much. 

Here’s a five-pack of different sizes at a great price.

There have definitively been times when I wanted a larger one so this set is the way to go. 

Easy Mickey Beignets Dough

mickey shaped cutouts of biscuit dough

While you could make your own beignet dough with yeast, I prefer to use refrigerated biscuit dough as a short cut. 

I used a $1 can of Buttermilk Biscuit dough from Walmart and they turned out fantastic. 

Yes, they will be more dense than a classic beignet, but I promise they will still taste delicious. And you can go from can to done is about 5 minutes!

mickey cookie cutter on dough

I am able to get three mini Mickey beignets from each biscuit by cutting them like these. 

I ball up the leftover center part and make a third beignet. 

Frying Your Beignets

mickey beignets frying in cast iron skillet

My preferred way to fry beignets is in my cast iron skillet. This is my little one which will hold about six beignets from two biscuits. 

I use vegetable oil but any oil will work. Preheat your oil and skillet over medium heat. 

I test for readiness by pressing the handle end of a wooden spoon onto the bottom of the skillet. If bubbles come out immediately, the oil is hot enough!

lightly brown beignets

It only takes a few minutes until they are this golden color. Flip them over once you see the golden color on the bottom and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side. Don’t overcook them!

I sprinkle powdered sugar on them using a mesh strainer. Or you could use a powdered sugar sifter, of course. 

little girl with beignets

Then they are ready to eat – your challenge will be keeping your kid from eating them all!

plate of mickey beignets in front of flowers

Hope you make some easy Mickey beignets at home to get your Disney fix when you can’t make it to the parks!

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Mickey Beignets Recipe

Easy Mickey Beignets Recipe

How to make delicious Mickey-shaped beignets in just a few minutes using pre-made biscuit dough.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes

Ingredients

  • can of refrigerated biscuit dough
  • powdered sugar
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Fill cast iron skillet about 1/2" deep with vegetable oil or other oil suitable for frying.
  2. Put skillet over med-low heat.
  3. Spread one biscuit out on a cutting board into an oval shape. Use a small Mickey cookie cutter to cut two shapes out. Ball up the remaining dough and flatten it out to get a third shape cut out.
  4. When oil is ready (test for bubbles coming out the end of a wooden spoon) place beignets into the oil. Fry for about 2 minutes per side until a golden brown. Remove from the oil.
  5. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the warm beignets and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 0gSugar: 30gProtein: 1g
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