Christmas in July- Three Disney Inspired Holiday Cookie Recipes


Who doesn’t love a good holiday cookie? Christmas will be here before you know it! We compiled some fantastic recipes for you to try!

Let’s take a look!

Mickey and Minnie Peppermint Swirl Cookies

This first recipe comes from Disney Family!



  • Double batch of sugar cookie dough (made with an added teaspoon of peppermint extract, if desired) *
  • Food coloring (red and green)
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
  • Disposable food preparation gloves (for kneading food coloring into the dough)
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Rolling pin
  • Plastic wrap
  • Kitchen knife
  • Small round cookie or fondant cutter
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Wire cooling rack


  1. Mix cookie dough
  2. Divide dough into four equal parts.
  3.  Knead green food coloring into one part, red into another and leave two parts uncolored.
  4. Individually wrap the red and uncolored parts and refrigerate
  5. Flour-dust a piece of wax paper and roll out the green dough into a 9″ square. Do the same for one part of the uncolored dough.
  6. “Invert the sheet of plain dough onto the green dough. Trim the edges of the square to straighten them, if needed. Then cut the double-layer square into a 6- by 9-inch rectangle and a 3- by 9-inch rectangle. Transfer the smaller rectangle to a separate piece of wax paper.”

7. Start at one of the edges of large rectangle, and roll tightly into a log shape. Dapen       bottom edge to make sure it sticks if needed. Then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Repeat with smaller rectangle. Chill for 30 minutes.

8. Repeat the steps with the remaining red and undyed pieces.

9. When you are ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

10. Unwrap logs and cut them into 3/8″ slices. Use the bigger log for the main part of the head and two slices of the smaller log to make the ears.

11. Take a small cookie cutter or knife and cut two curved notches into the “head” piece to fit the ears. Moisten the notches and attach two ear pieces.  You will do the same with the red and white swirled logs.

12. Using a spatula, put them onto baking sheets and bake for 12 minutes. Let them cool slightly on the cookie sheet before transferring them to cooling racks or mat.

13. Add frosting decorations

Mickey and Minnie No Bake Cookie Recipe:

This recipe comes from Living Locurto

What you Need:

  • Double Stuffed Oreos
  • Mini Oreos
  • White Frosting
  • Red Candy Melts
  • Wax Paper
  • Wilton Bow Icing Decorations (or make your own)
  • Christmas Sprinkles
  1. Gently open and remove the icing from a handful of Mini OREO cookies with a knife.
  2. Make Minnie and Mickey’s ears by using frosting as glue to stick the mini cookies inside of the larger cookies. Let frosting completely dry before decorating.
  3. Melt red candy melts in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until candy is smooth and creamy.
  4. Dip one half of a cookie into the melted candy, gently shake cookie to smooth any rough edges and place on a piece of wax paper to cool and harden.
  5. For Christmas Sprinkle Cookies: Dip into a bowl of Christmas themed candy sprinkles before the red candy hardens.
  6. Add Minnie’s bow by placing a small bit of white frosting on the candy bow and gently sticking it on top of the cookie.
  7. Decorate more Christmas themed cookies as you like, serve and enjoy!

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies:

This recipe comes from the Country Chic Cottage.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Orange Mike N Ike candies (Or other orange candy that will work)
  • Vanilla candy coating
  • Candy eyes
  • Black writing icing (the gel is shown but the regular icing worked better)
  • White writing icing
  • Toothpicks


  1. Cover your Nutter Butter cookies with the melted candy coating.  Before it dries, add your eyes and nose.  You may have to hold the nose up for a few seconds but it should stand up.
  2. Allow the candy coating to set, and then add on eyebrows and a mouth with your black writing icing. The blogger suggested a toothpick for fine details.
  3.  Place a dollop of white icing in the black mouth and use a toothpick to make the front teeth.
  4. Let it all set and they are done!


Sources: Disney Family, Living Locurto,


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