Despicable Me – Minion Cookies

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So far, I have shared with you a tutorial for adorable Minion Marshmallow Pops and a super cute Despicable Me Cake and now I have these Despicable Me Minion Cookies to add to your Despicable Me treats! They are so cute, require simple supplies, and are fairly easy to make!

Despicable Me – Minion Cookies


  • Batch Of Your Favorite Sugar Cookies Cut Into 3″ Circles and Baked
  • 3″ Circle Cookie Cutter
  • Prepared Yellow Fondant
  • Prepared White Fondant
  • Prepared Black Fondant
  • Vanilla
  • Black Gel Food Coloring
  • Prepared Buttercream Frosting
  • Parchment Paper
  • Silicone Rolling Pin
  • Sharp Knife
  • Small Paint Brush


Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating.

While the cookies are cooling, roll the yellow fondant out on parchment paper to approximately 1/8″ thick. Carefully cut the fondant into circles using the 3″ circle cookie cutter.

Once the cookies have cooled completely, spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting over each cookie and lay the yellow fondant circle on top. Gently smooth the fondant onto the cookie.

Roll out the black fondant on parchment paper and using your sharp knife, cut into strips approximately 3/4″ wide. Use the 3″ circle cookie cutter to cut the strips to fit each cookie. Add the black strips to the yellow circle, using a small amount of buttercream to attach them.

Roll marble sized pieces of white fondant between your palms and press flat to create the white eyes for each minion. Give some minions 2 and some only 1. Add the eyes to the black bands with buttercream.

In a small bowl, combine a teaspoon of vanilla with a pea size amount of black gel food coloring. Stir until it is well blended. This makes a food coloring paint.

Using a small paint brush, paint on the vanilla and food coloring paint to add black pupils to the eyes, a smile onto the yellow, and some hair above the eyes. Let all your minions have their own personalities and be a little bit different.

Despicable Me - Minion Cookies | Optimistic Mommy

And that’s it! Covering cookies with fondant is easy and quick. It’s a fun alternative to a royal icing or other frosting options. It keeps the cookie moist, tastes great, and lets you get really creative!

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  1. Estelle Sobel Erasmus says

    These cookies look amazing. We went to the Despicable Me ride at Universal Studios when it first opened. My daughter is a huge fan.

  2. These cookies are so cute! My youngest would be over the moon if I made them for him:)

  3. How super cute! I love your decorating skills! I bet those cookies were a hit!

  4. Oh my goodness! These are the cutest cookies ever! Minions are so so popular in our house! My kiddos would absolutely LOVE these cookies and think I am the coolest mom ever if they came home from school and this was their treat! Thank you so much for sharing! PINNED!

  5. These are so awesome! They turned out great! Had to pin them for later!

  6. This was a must pin. How cute.
    Thank you for linking up with #wordlesswednesday
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  7. They are so darn cute! Loving it! 🙂 Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus
    Co-Host OMHGWW

  8. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!
    Saturday Spotlight
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Yummy and oh so cute!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  10. These are adorable! We love Minions!

  11. Thanks for sharing- these will come in handy for my son’s minion birthday party!

  12. We have minion fans at my house, too! I have never used fondant before. Thanks for sharing on Oh, my heartsie.

  13. How cute are these?! My niece and nephew would love these! Thanks for sharing them with us at #FoodieFriIDY! Hope to see you again tonight!

  14. Melody Coles says

    These are so cute! I love the minions

  15. These are really adorable and fun! I love how you got the expressions just right.

  16. These would be so cute for a birthday party!

  17. rebeccabasset says

    These are just adorable, I will have to keep these in mind next time I host a Kid’s Party.

    Thanks for the Post, Pictures and the Recipe How To!

  18. Make them green and they could also be ninja turtles.


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