Do it yourself Disney Recipes To Add Some Disney Cheer To Your Holidays

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The Holiday Season is upon us! Stores are playing Christmas music, selling gifts and ornaments and candy, and that Holiday cheer is slowly starting to fill the air! There are few things I love more than Disney and Christmas, so I thought, why not combine the two when planning my holiday meals?

Check out these great Disney recipes that you can make at home to liven up your Christmas spread:


Mickey Gingerbread Cookies (Recipe courtesy of Magical Recipes

Ingredients – Gingerbread Cookies

1. 1/4 cup unsalted butter

2. 1/2 cup brown sugar

3. 1/2 cup dark molasses

4. 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

5. 1 teaspoon baking soda

6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

7. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

8. 3 teaspoons ground ginger

9. 1/2 teaspoon salt

10. 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

11. 1/2 cup water

Ingredients – Royal Icing

1. 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

2. 2 egg whites

3. 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions – Gingerbread Cookies

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.

2. Add dark molasses and mix until completely blended.

3. Sift the dry ingredients together and add to butter mixture, 1/3 at a time, alternating with the the water.

4. Blend well.

5. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator at least 1 hour.

6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

7. Grease cookie sheets (or line with parchment paper).

8. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.

9. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

10. Cool on wire racks.

11. Decorate with Royal Icing when completely cooled.

Directions – Royal Icing

1. Add cream of tartar to egg whites in a chilled mixing bowl.

2. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until white peaks form.

3. Reduce speed and gradually add sifted powdered sugar.

4. Continue to whip the frosting until a smooth, spreadable consistency is reached.

5. Separate frosting into small bowls and add food coloring (if desired).

6. Spoon into cake decorating bags (or freezer bags with the corner tip cut off) and decorate cookies.

Oh, and the best part? You can even buy a cookie mix that comes with this adorable Mickey Gingerbread man cookie cutter at the Disney Parks during the holiday season.


Wouldn’t some World’s Best Hot Chocolate go perfectly with these cookies warm from the oven?


Stuffing is a traditional holiday meal side dish, and this cornbread version is served up to hungry Magic Kingdom guests at Liberty Tree Tavern – and the good news is, you can easily make it at home for your hungry crew!

Cornbread Stuffing (Recipe courtesy of Magical Recipes


1. 12 cups cornbread cubes

2. 1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic

3. 1 cup onion, chopped

4. 1 cup celery, chopped

5. 1 teaspoon rubbed sage

6. 1 teaspoon dried thyme

7. 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

8. 1 teaspoon kosher salt

9. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

10. 1 1/2 cups turkey stock (chicken may be substituted)


1. In a preheated 400 degree oven toast bread cubes 5 to 7 minutes or until barely golden.

2. In a large skillet over medium/low heat cook the garlic, onions and celery for 3 minutes or until softened.

3. Transfer to a bowl and add the bread cubes, herbs, salt, pepper, and chicken broth.

4. Toss well and adjust seasoning as desired.

5. Additional broth may be necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

Of course, if you’re not feeling very chef-y, you can always plan a trip to Walt Disney World or Disneyland for the holiday season – let them do the cooking and decorating for you! What’s so great about WDW at Christmas time? A LOT – check out a few of the ways Disney embraces the holiday spirit here, and if you can’t head to WDW for Christmas, you can at least bring some Disney into your home with these and other Disney Recipes here on Chip and Co


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Catie Hiltz is an avid Walt Disney World lover who has been vacationing there since she was tall enough to ride Space Mountain. She believes there is something for everyone at WDW-and especially writing about the benefits of vacationing there as an adult
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