Read on for Disney Christmas cookie recipes inspired by the theme parks and Disney characters!
Tis the season for baking! At least in my house. I’m not sure how I became the cookie person at Christmas but I definitely did. And if 2020 has taught me anything it’s that baking is a really great stress reliever and distraction from the world. I put on the Great British Baking show, grab my recipes and off I go. This December has involved a ton of Christmas cookies!
And of course I wouldn’t be Becky if I didn’t try to do a number of Disney Christmas cookies as part of my baking plans! If you search on Google or Pinterest it seems like the majority of Disney Christmas cookie recipes are overwhelmingly cookies shaped like Mickey heads that are very prettily decorated for Christmas. And while I love these and they are gorgeous, there are so many more options for Disney inspired Christmas cookies. I also know that I personally don’t have the skill to do that detailed level of decorating! So I wanted to try and bring any fellow bakers a variety of Disney Christmas cookie recipes.
There are also some very fun options outside of simply making Christmas cookies shaped like Mickey. You can do other shapes or designs that fit the Christmas theme, or you could try some recipes from the theme parks, like the cookies served at Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays or Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Read on for some of my favorite Disney Christmas cookie recipes!
Here’s a recipe from Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays! I love the combo of chocolate and peppermint and these are hands down some of the best Christmas cookies I’ve ever made. Find the recipe here.
If you do want to try your hand at some decorating, these are the prettiest Disney Christmas cookies I’ve ever seen. She also shares her cookie and icing recipe. This is some amazing inspiration, and even if you’re not at this level you can still have some fun with it! Find the recipe here.
I love the sweetness of a good Linzer cookie. And of course it’s even more adorable when the cut-out is a Mickey head! Find the recipe here.
One of the things that always says Christmas the most to me is gingerbread. So I made Mickey gingerbread men, as well as gingerbread snowmen with Mickey ears. I share some tips for how to get those fun shapes without needing to buy extra fancy cookie cutters. Mine may not look quite as pretty as some of the ones on Pinterest, but they still taste delicious! Find the recipe here.
These are another favorite from the Epcot Festival of the holidays, and you can get the recipe right from the Disney Parks Blog. They are nice and chocolatey! Find the recipe here.
Not big on the baking part of cookies? You can still create some beautiful holiday cookies starting with a store bought base like Oreos. Cute and easy! Find the recipe here.
Star Wars fans can make some great gingerbread cookies thanks to the templates provided here. You can download them, print them, and then you have plenty of great Star Wars shapes for gingerbread or any sort of cut-out cookie! Find the recipe here.
Nightmare Before Christmas is fun because you can use it for both Halloween and Christmas. These sugar cookies inspired by Sally have beautiful coloring and are something a little different for this Christmas season! Find the recipe here.
Sometimes you just want a classic chocolate chip cookie! And the recipe from the ones at the Grand Floridian is one of the most delicious out there. Find the recipe here.
This is a Magic Kingdom offering at Gaston’s Tavern, and it’s a really unique take on a Christmas cookie. It looks cool and the flavors sound amazing. It seems a little intimidating but I do want to give it a try! Find the recipe here.
Frozen is a wonderful movie for the Christmas season because it features all things snow! And what’s more loveable than our favorite snowman Olaf? These Olaf cookies are really well detailed and she walks you through step by step exactly how she decorated them. Find the recipe here.
Simple sugar cookies that look pretty for Christmas without requiring too much detail work. This looks like something I could manage! Find the recipe here.
If you prefer your Christmas cookies to have more of a “hidden Mickey” element to them, these Holly Leaf cookies are an easy way to add just a little bit of Disney magic to your baking. Find the recipe here.
It’s always the season for Baby Yoda (yes, I know he has a name now and I like his name, but I still like calling him Baby Yoda too!). Why not embrace your love of Star Wars, cookies, and Christmas by making these cute cookies this year. Find the recipe here.
Other blog posts of interest:
Disney Christmas cocktail recipes
The best fall Disney recipes from the parks
10 Disney Christmas decorations you have make yourself
30+ Disney recipes from the theme parks
Christmas movies on Disney+
Do you have a favorite Disney Christmas cookie recipe?