Good news for all of my fellow Maleficient fans – the new movie hits theatres this October, so today I’m sharing a fun Maleficent-inspired Sugar Cookie! These villainous cookies are a fun take on a classic pinwheel and I’m even sharing a step-by-step video to help you make them.
Maleficient Sugar Cookies Recipe
I loved Disney’s take on the last Maleficent movie, so I’m super pumped about the new installation.
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after “Maleficent,” in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora.
The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprise their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora, respectively, and are joined by Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
The film is directed by Joachim Rønning from a story by Linda Woolverton and a screenplay by Linda Woolverton and Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers.
Check out the teaser trailer – I am so pumped for this one!
I also have some Maleficent posters for you die-hard Maleficent fans to downland here.
Credit for these Maleficent dessert pictures and this fun twist on my original Moana Heart of Tefiti Sugar cookie recipe goes to my friend, Dee.
Just like Maleficent, these cookies might look intimidating but there’s no reason to fear this recipe. This sugar cookie recipe is super straight-forward and easy, even if they look complicated.
And the resulting sugar cookies are soft, tasty sugar cookies with a pleasant crunch of sugar crystals.
Since I don’t have in-process images for this recipe, be sure to watch the step-by-step video for our Heart of Tefiti cookies, which are made in the exact same way – there’s just a third color added in for these Maleficent cookies!
Maleficient Sugar Cookie Ingredients
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Food colorings (green, purple, and black)
- 1 container of each color sprinkles (green, purple, and black)
Tip: you can freeze the rolled cookie dough or baked cookies for up to three months, if needed.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- Cutting board
- Rolling pin
- Sharp kitchen knife
- Cookie Sheets
- Cooling racks
How to Make Maleficent Sugar cookies
Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat to incorporate, about 2 minutes.
In a small separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add half of the flour mixture to the sugar-butter mixture, combine, and then add the remaining half.
Divide the batter into three equal parts, and dye one ball green, one purple, and one black by kneading in several drops of food coloring.
Working one at a time, roll out each ball of dough into a rectangle, approximately 1/4″ thick (they will be about 8″ x 14″ rectangles but the thickness of the dough is more important than the size of the rectangle).
Layer all three rectangles of dough together carefully, and then roll into a jelly roll, long side to long side.
Place the jelly roll/log of dough in the fridge for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Pour sprinkles onto a 9″ x 13″ pan and roll the cookie log in the sprinkles until completely covered.
Cut the sugar cookie log into 1/4″ thick slices (discard the ends as they won’t be pretty) and place the sliced cookies on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1″ apart.
Bake for 8-12 minutes, until just slightly golden on the edges and the cookies are no longer shiny.
Makes 48 cookies
Grab your free printable for our Maleficent Sugar cookies recipe:
These Maleficent-inspired sugar cookies are a fun addition to a Maleficent movie night, or a Sleeping Beauty party.