Freshly baked cookies at the Disney parks and resorts are definitely something we all look forward to. Disney chefs have created some of the tastiest sweet treats imaginable , from classic Disneyland shortbread cookies to whole wheat chocolate chip cookies you can find at the Contemporary Resort. Wherever your favorite might be from, we’ve pulled together a definitive guide on Disney cookie recipes that you can easily make at home!
Each of these recipes are 100% accurate to the originals. Get ready to channel your inner Great British Bakeoff! Whether you’re missing the parks or you’re just in the mood for something sweet, the recipes below are sure to satisfy your next Disney cookie fix!
Shortbread Cookies from Disneyland Resort
Yields 12-15 large cookies
2 cups of softened butter
2 egg whites
2 and ½ cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Zest of 1 orange
5 cups all purpose flour
1: Combine the butter and powdered sugar in an electric mixer with the paddle attachment until fluffy. Add vanilla, orange zest, and egg whites and mix at medium speed until the egg whites are completely mixed in.
2: Add one cup of flour at a time until mixed.
3: Shape dough into a ball and flatten into a mix. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
4: Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
5: Roll the dough on a floured surface into a ½-inch thick rectangle.
5: Cut into 12 Mickey Mouse shaped cookies (or your other Disney favorite!) with a cookie cutter. Place 6 cookies onto each baking sheet and chill in the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
7: Bake for 17-20 minutes and then cool on wire racks for 30 minutes.
For an optional chocolate topping, you’ll need 20 ounces of dark or white melting chocolate. Follow the directions supplied on the package and dip the shortbread cookies into the melted chocolate and let them cool again for 15 minutes.
Molasses Crackle Cookies from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Yields 30 cookies
1 cup of canola oil
2 ¼ cups of granulated sugar
⅓ cup of molasses
1 tablespoon of baking soda and ground ginger
3 cups of all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground clove
1: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
2: Cream together the canola oil and 1 ¾ cups of sugar in a large bowl.
3: Add in the molasses and egg. Mix all until blended.
4: Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, clove, and ginger together in a medium bowl.
5: Add dry ingredients to the molasses mixture and mix until all are combined.
6: Add the remaining ½ cup sugar in a small bowl. Use an ice cream scoop or your hand to form 2-inch balls and roll in sugar.
7: Place on baking sheets at least 2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Contemporary Resort Bakery
Yields 60 cookies
2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
1 ¼ cups of brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons of whole-wheat flour
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups of mini chocolate chips
1: Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy (4-5 minutes). Add the eggs and beat for about 2 minutes until well combined.
2: Whisk together all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, salt, and the baking soda in a large bowl.
3: Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mixing until combined.
4: Add chocolate chips and mix until combined. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.
5: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
6: Scoop the dough with a tablespoon onto the cookie sheets. Bake 9-12 minutes and allow to cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack afterwards.
Other Authentic Disney Cookie Recipes
If you’re not feeling particularly excited for any of those cookies, Disney chefs from across the world shared their favorite recipes with the Disney Parks Blog! Some other Disney cookies you might want to try making include:
Why Not Make It A Disney Cookie Swap?
While baking with loved ones in person may not be easy in 2020 – we love the idea of a remote Disney cookie swap! Try it out! Each friend selects a recipe to make from the above list and coordinates on a chosen baking day. All bakers can join in a Zoom call from the kitchen (just ensure you have your iPad or tablet properly stored.) Finish baking your treats and package them for a cookie drop – either at friends’ doorsteps or via an express mail carrier.