Christmas in July: 5 Disney World Christmas Cookie Recipes

Evelyn LongBlog, Magic at Home

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The month is coming to a close, and that means we have to say goodbye to Christmas in July.

If you’re as Christmas-crazy as I am, you might have to spend a day or two stripping down the garlands, disassembling the artificial tree, or deleting the holiday Hallmark movies from your watch history before your family discovers them. It can be an emotional rollercoaster. 

Easy Christmas Cookie Recipes

To cope with the grief, the best solution is to whip up a batch or three of those sweet, sweet Christmas cookies and curl up with our Disney World Christmas Photo Book. Eating your feelings has never looked so jolly!

We’re recreating the Main Street Confectionary right in your kitchen! Even the most amateur bakers can tackle these super-easy recipes that are worthy of leaving for Santa. 

1. KRIS KRINGLE CRINKLES

Crinkle cookies are, by far, my favorite cookies. Fluffy as a cloud on the inside and crunchy on the outside, this recipe from Two Sisters Crafting is sure to satisfy. Remember the crinkle cookies at the Feast of the Three Kings Holiday Kitchen at EPCOT’s International Festival of the Holidays?

Just make sure you have lots of green and red food dye on hand before attempting! Although they can be made any time of year, they can always be found at the snack table each Christmas. Crinkle cookies and I have that in common. 

2. BLACK FOREST COOKIES

 

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For those with a more sophisticated palate than mine (which tends to gravitate toward hot chili Doritos and Chips Ahoy), look no further than these ultra-rich black forest cookies—the cookie version of our favorite cake at Biergarten in EPCOT.

These beauties almost look too good to eat (almost). Loaded with juicy maraschino cherries and fudgy chocolate chips… need I say more? Get the recipe from Beth at The First Year.

3. CHRISTMAS TREE OREOS

 

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Who doesn’t love a good Oreo? For picky eaters who aren’t looking to get wild with Black Forest cookies, these simple cookies are a crowd-pleaser. Just like the crowds waiting for Festival of Fantasy munching these outside the Main Street Confectionary.

Chocolate-covered Oreos are sure to get anybody’s mouth-watering—even the Grinches in the family. The best part? No baking necessary.  Simple instructions can be found on Alli’s blog, here.

4. PINWHEEL SUGAR COOKIES

 

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These pinwheel cookies look so good, it’s almost hypnotizing! Remember these from the Cookie Stroll at EPCOT?

Curling up on the couch with a plate of these and flipping on The Muppet’s Christmas Carol sounds like my perfect way to say au revoir to the holidays until they officially arrive! 

The creator of this recipe, Donna, mentioned that storebought dough does just as well for this recipe, which is great for self-proclaimed lazy bakers like myself. Get the recipe here!

5. CHRISTMAS KISS COOKIES

 

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No Christmas in July would be complete without kiss cookies. This recipe is great because it uses chocolate sugar cookie dough—meaning double chocolate (meaning double delicious). How cute are those tiny holiday sprinkles? 

Just watch out, because these babies are addictive—I know from experience. Here’s the simple recipe. We’ve seen these at Starbucks around WDW and they are hard to walk away from.

So throw on your baking apron, whip out the food dye, and get to baking! It’s going to take a lot of cookies to help fill the hole that Christmas in July will leave in my heart. Be sure to tag us in your Christmas cookie photos so that we can share them on Instagram!

Bring Disney Christmas Home

We have put together Christmas in July posts here on the blog and on social media for the entire month of July because we are so excited to share our Disney World Christmas Photo Book with you!

Disney World Christmas in July

Disney World Christmas in July

Each page is an immersive look at the holiday sights all around the Walt Disney World parks and resorts. Smell those fresh Christmas cookies as you turn the page … feels like you’re sitting in the lobby of The Grand Floridian!

About the Author

Evelyn Long

Evelyn Long is a proud University of South Florida Bull and Disneyphile. She has been going to Walt Disney World since she was a child and is now an Annual Passholder. Witnesses say she has unashamedly cried at the sight of the Magic Kingdom Rapunzel bathrooms on multiple occasions.