Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Gingerbread Cookies
Last year, I was instantly enchanted when I saw Olaf’s Frozen Adventure in theaters. Frozen has been one of my favorite Disney movies since it came out, and to see a Frozen short take place at Christmas time is extra magical! My daughter got an Anna dress from shopDisney based on Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and has been one of her most treasured dress-up dresses to this day.
Last year I made Star Wars inspired gingerbread cookies, and this year for our annual gingerbread cookies I made Olaf’s Frozen Adventure inspired ones – my daughter was thrilled to say the least! I used a candy cane cookie cutter, circle cookie cutter, and bell cookie cutter for three designs: The wreath found on doors during the short film, the Yule Bell Elsa rings to “ring in the season”, and the purple and pink candy cane Olaf gets at one of the houses he visits.
- 1 stick of room temperature butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup water
- Beat together butter, sugar, and molasses in electric mixer.
- Add in cinnamon, ginger, and baking soda and mix.
- Add in half the flour and half the water, combine.
- Add in remaining water and flour and combine thoroughly.
- Cover and put dough in fridge for an hour.
- Once chilled, place dough on parchment paper, sandwiched with another piece of parchment paper on top. Use a rolling pin to roll 1/4 inch thick. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Use the cookie cutters to cut your cookies, and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool before decorating.
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 egg whites
- Beat together 1 egg white and half your powdered sugar.
- Add in vanilla, your other egg white, and the rest of your powdered sugar and mix.
- Place in a piping bag with a number 4 tip, and pipe the outlines of all of the white parts of your cookies.
- Add in a small dash of water into your piping bag, and mix in to make your frosting more runny and “flood” to fill the white outlines.
- Now in another piping bag, take some of your stiff icing and dye with pink food coloring, place in a bag with a number 4 tip. Use it to outline all the pink parts of your cookies. Then use the same flooding technique as above to fill in the pink outlines with a runnier pink icing.
- Take 1/4 cup of remaining stiff icing and dye light blue, and another 1/4 cup of remaining stiff icing and dye purple. Use the blue and purple to add details onto your wreath.
- Use red sprinkles for the holly berries on your wreath cookie.
And there you have it! Enjoy ringing in the season with these Olaf’s Frozen Adventure cookies! To get the DIY to make a cozy DIY Olaf’s Frozen Adventure blanket, click here.