It’s Christmas Eve and lots of last minute preparations are underway — the last gifts are being wrapped, final decorations are being added — and you need a few sweet treats to keep you going. These Disney holiday cookies are easy to make in a hurry, so you’ll have tasty, festive desserts on hand to share with friends and family (and Old St. Nick!).
Mickey Mouse Peppermint Cookies
by Amelia Wedemeyer, Disney Family
These cookies feature one of the best holiday combinations, chocolate and peppermint, and they only require 10 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cook time.
- Chocolate cake mix
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 candy canes
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Vanilla frosting
- Pour the chocolate cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup butter, and 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips into a mixing bowl.
- Mix ingredients completely.
- After mixing, take a small scoop of the cookie dough and ball it in your hands.
- Place your cookie dough ball on a cookie sheet and push down until it spreads into a circle.
- Add two mini cookie dough balls for ears.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
- While the cookies are in the oven, place 3 candy canes inside a plastic bag and seal shut. Use a rolling pin and crush the candy canes until only small pieces remain.
- Allow cookies to cool.
- Frost cookies with a piping bag or butter knife.
- Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top of the cookies.
- Enjoy this yummy holiday treat!
Mickey & Minnie Mouse No-Bake Christmas Oreo Cookies
These no-bake cookies from Living Locurto allow you to get creative with your Mickey and Minnie designs and offer a fun activity for the kids in the house.
Milk and Cookies Shots
Inspired by the boozy cookie shots at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, this Milk and Cookies Shots recipe from Delish lets you make your own version at home in 35 minutes. Find the full recipe here.
Jack Skellington Sugar Cookies
These “Nightmare Before Christmas”-inspired treats take a little longer to make, but that’s mostly because the dough needs to chill for at least 1 hour. Here’s the recipe, courtesy of D23 and Disneyland Resort:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg whites
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
black food coloring paste
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside. Combine butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture in three parts. Once dough comes together, cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400°F. On a floured surface, roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness. Using a round cookie cutter or an overturned cup, cut dough into circles about 3 ¼ inches in diameter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely before icing. Yield: 18 cookies
Place egg whites in bowl of an electric mixer; whisk until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, until thick but still spreadable. Place 1/3 of icing in a separate bowl. Add black food coloring paste to reserved icing and stir until color is uniform. Decorate cooled cookies by covering with white icing and letting it dry (placing cookies in the refrigerator will speed up this process). Place black icing in a pastry bag or a plastic resealable bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner to create a very small hole. Use black icing to draw eyes, nostrils, and stitched mouth on each cookie.
Makes 18 cookies.