10 Very Merry Movie-Themed Cookie Recipes

10 Very Merry Movie-Themed Cookie Recipes

When it comes to holiday cookies, reindeer and snowflakes and candy canes are easy to find. So this year, we rounded up some more movie-minded treats. Check out these 10 cookie recipes inspired by family movies. They’re the perfect activity to pair with a family viewing party. Enjoy!


Smiling’s My Favorite: The movie Elf is a sweet treat all on its own, but you can keep the fun going with these adorable Elf quote cookies from Lovely Indeed. Savor your favorite lines from the movie and then wash them down with a glass of milk. Son of a nutcracker, they’re good!

Crazy Hair, Don’t Care: Whether you remember them from your childhood or you’re a fan of the recent movie Trolls featuring Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, these shimmery cookie pops are sure to please. Little kids will love decorating the shimmering locks found at Tablespoon.

Ugly But So Cute: Bring the ugly sweater craze and your love of Star Wars together with these clever cookies from eHow. Tip: If you have younger kids you may just want them to create their own “ugly” designs with regular icing and skip the royal icing and piping.

The Grinch’s Small Heart Grew Three Sizes that Day: In many homes, the story of the Grinch redeemed has become a family classic. These cookies are the perfect complement to a viewing party of the classic TV show or the movie featuring Jim Carrey as the Grinch. Bonus: These cookies, courtesy of My Frugal Adventures, are so easy to make even Cindy Lou Who could whip up a batch. Dahoo Dores, people.

Want more? Check out our Grinchmas Dinner meal.



Holiday Heroes: No matter who your favorite super person is, this recipe from Sugarswings has pretty much got you covered, whether you’re more Marvel or decidedly DC. The best part about these is they’re fun and easy to make!

Frozen Fever: Just when you think the fervor is starting to thaw, another crop of little girls and boys (and some grown-ups, too) fall in love with Frozen. Nutter Butter fans will appreciate these easy-to-make treats whipped up by The Country Chic Cottage. No baking required!

Very Merry Mickey: These no-bake cookies from Living Locurto are super cute and easy to make. For all the Disney lovers in your family, these are the perfect treats for family movie night or to bring to school for the class holiday party. Yum!



Strawberry Celebration: These colorful cookies from The Sippy Cup Mom are sure to brighten the spirits of little Trolls fans this season, especially those who love the character of Poppy.

Storm Trooper Santa: Get ready for the latest Star Wars movie with these intergalactic cookies. They’re part of a larger Happy Hothidays party designed to delight fans of all ages.

When I Say Wookie, You Say Cookie: For those feeling The Force, these adorable gingerbread creatures from Sugar Nerd may be almost too cute to eat. But not quite.


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