Nerdie Foodie: Disney Holiday Magic

Hello Nerdie Foodies! With the holiday season in full swing, it doesn’t get any better than Disney-fying the holiday treats. Nothing like cozying up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate and some cookies and cupcakes near by! If you love baking cookies for a holiday cookie exchange, these are a great addition to your recipe arsenal. Let’s go check out these recipes!


Peppermint Swirl Cookies

Bring on the festivities with these colourful cookies in red and green swirls! These official Disney holiday cookies require your favourite sugar cookie dough recipe and Disney Family will provide the how-to for these delightful peppermint-y Mickey and Minnie sugar cookies. Best of all, you don’t need to have a Mickey shaped cookie cutter on hand to make these. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Disney Family)

Sugar Cookies

If you are a sugar cookie pro and you do have a Mickey shaped cookie cutter on hand, bake those sugar cookies as you would. YouTuber Paola Julissa shows us how to decorate those Mickey shaped sugar cookies into a Christmas theme with royal icing. Check out the video below for some decoration inspiration!


No-Bake Decorating

Short on time for that holiday cookie swap or gift? No problem! Amy Locurto (Living Locurto) has you covered! Check out the video tutorial below on how to turn your Oreo cookies into festive Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse cookies. And if you’re wanting a written version, you can find the how-to and supplies list here!


Meringue Cookies

Want something that will sparkle in the box or on the plate? These Disney official Tinker Bell cookies should do the trick thanks to the Disney Family Editors and Hallmark Ornaments. And on top of that this cookie recipe is gluten free! It is meringue based and contains no flour, only magical sprinkles. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Disney Family)

Linzer Cookies

Now these are special linzer cookies that Disney Family contributor Jen Wood has shared with us. These Mickey Linzer cookies look beautiful and delicious! You could even say that these cookies are the hidden Mickeys themselves! Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Disney Family)



Not into cookies? No problem! One Disney movie that is all about snow, ice and more snow is Frozen. These Frozen cupcakes are more than apropos for the holidays. Michelle (from Crafty Morning) shows us how to make the decorative snowflake toppers! The best part, you can be as creative or simple as you want with these toppers. Check out the how-to here!

(Photo Credit: Crafty Morning)

Santa Hats

I could not resist adding in these cupcakes to the lot. These Mickey Mouse Santa Hat ears are just too adorable! Nancy (from Two Sisters Crafting) shares with us her method in creating these to-die-for Disney cupcakes! Use your favourite chocolate cupcake and buttercream frosting recipes or you can follow their recipes linked in the post here! And if you get lost, they do have a tutorial video embedded in the post.

(Photo Credit: Two Sisters Crafting)

Hot Chocolate


This hot chocolate recipe is for all those Frozen fans to warm up their fingers and toes! Melissa (from Sparkles to Sprinkles) shows us how we can create this beautiful blue hot drink with snowflakes and all courtesy of Queen Elsa. Check out the recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Sparkles to Sprinkles)

Minnie Mouse

This adorable PINK hot cocoa drink is courtesy of Disney Family contributor Amelia Wedemeyer. This makes it an official Disney hot cocoa drink filled with sprinkles! Can’t go wrong with that. Although Disney Family calls this hot cocoa, the candy melts used are not made of cocoa. This drink is more of a mug of hot milk, coloured with candy melts. If candy melts are not your thing, you can always substitute them with white chocolate dyed with pink food colouring to make it truly a hot cocoa/chocolate drink! Check out the video tutorial below and the written recipe here!


Napa Rose from the Grand Californian Hotel

And for the grand finale, the best hot chocolate ever. Don’t believe me? It was featured in Guy Fieri’s Food Network series: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! Jump to 39:20 for the hot chocolate ingredients.


After much searching on Pinterest and the Internet, Lyndsay Gamber (from Delishably) has the closest recipe ingredients wise to what was listed in the show. Check out her copycat recipe here!

(Photo Credit: Delishably)

Stay nerdalicious!

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