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#DisneyMagicMoments: Enjoy a Sleighful of Magnificently Merry Disney Christmas Cookie Recipes

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

With Christmas Day just hours away, we’re spreading more holly-jolly holiday cheer with some favorite Disney cookie recipes of the season for everyone to create and enjoy at home. 

Whether it’s a Bell Enchanted Christmas “cookie” Tree from Magic Kingdom Park for Santa or a grandiose gingerbread treat from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to surprise loved ones, there’s a DIY recipe to add a dose of Disney magic to your celebration. Check out these recipes from our cookie archives:  

Belle’s Enchanted Christmas Tree from Magic Kingdom Park

Belle’s Enchanted Christmas Tree from Magic Kingdom Park – This festive stack of almond macarons, cranberry buttercream, and cranberry-orange white chocolate ganache is sure to “wow” family and friends. Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe.

Gingerbread Cookies from the Bakery at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gingerbread Cookies from the Bakery at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – Yes, we’re sharing the coveted Gingerbread Cookie recipe from the Bakery at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Bring home a taste of a holiday tradition by making this recipe for your loved ones. Click here for the recipe.  

Spaceship Earth Cookies with Salted Caramel Ganache from Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Spaceship Earth Cookies with Salted Caramel Ganache from Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays – The EPCOT pastry chefs are again making magic! This recipe is a baking commitment in the kitchen, but you will not regret it. Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe

Gingerbread Cookies from Shanghai Disneyland Resort

Gingerbread Cookies from Shanghai Disneyland Resort – At Shanghai Disneyland, our pastry chefs take a simple gingerbread cookie mix to the next level! Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe

Plant-Based Cookie Fries Recipe from Beaches & Cream Soda Shop – These plant-based cookie fries are a yummy treat to end your meal with. Similar to biscotti, the chocolate chip cookie sticks come with several plant-based dipping sauces: marshmallow cream, chocolate, and strawberry.  Click here for the recipe

And our final serving of Christmas cookie cheer is a DIY Disney Parks Blog-inspired holiday treat. Brittany Ungvarsky shared the secrets of her sugar cookies so that you can enjoy this DIY with someone you hold dear. Click here for the recipe

Be sure to check out the terms of use for the DIY before downloading it. We hope you enjoyed our magnificently merry batch of Christmastime cookie recipes. For more holiday recipes and stories like this, visit our “Everything Holidays” section.

Comments

  • Thank you for the recipes have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

  • I am always happy to see when Disney chefs share recipes from the parks and over the years, I’ve tried countless Disney recipes. Over the course of the past 2 days I made the Enchanted Christmas Tree’s for Xmas Eve Dinner, and this was one of the few times that the recipe did not work at all for me. Maybe it’s because I don’t have a stand mixer (I only have the KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer), or because the Hand Mixer has no whisk attachment (though I can make meringue just fine), or because these ingredients are not givenby weight (very important for macarons because egg whites come in all sizes) or because I reduced the recipe by 1/3 as I only needed 8 trees. In any case, I followed the instructions exactly and the buttercream was fine until I added the cranberry purée (I made my own) at which point it curdled and never got back to normal – no matter what I tried. I let it sit, I heated it a little (got better but was very runny), chilled it overnight, tried to thicken it up on Day 2 with some extra butter and sugar but nothing worked. It was far too soft – almost soupy – to hold a good shape by the time it came to piping. The ganache was also very soft – close to runny and not something that held it’s shape. The macarons were the worst. I let the egg whites age for 24 hours, and again, I followed the timings for beating the whites carefully. I’m surprised that the almond flour wasn’t sifted, as it usually is. I very gently folded in the egg whites and only used gel coloring. The macaron dough was so runny that the cookies spread out and were much flatter and wider in the end than on the picture. More like pancakes really. The butter cream was grainy and far too soft as was the ganache. The taste of the buttercream would have been OK, but the whole thing looked bad and was too sweet for me overall. Considering the enormous time and money invested in this recipe I would not ever make this again. It was a flop.

  • Always love to cook ip a little magic at home, thanks for sharing!

  • Lovely, yummy. Merry Christmas to all.

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