Happy day after Christmas! I hope your holiday was filled with family, fun, and good food! Mine was lovely. I know I said in my post on fish that I’m not food-centric, but there is one exception: desserts. During the holidays that means Christmas cookies! Every year, my roommate and I host a Christmas cookie party for all ten of our nieces and nephews, and there are always plenty of cookies left over for us to nibble on for a few days. Yum!
Now, as you might expect, Walt Disney World is a great place to find delicious baked goods. During the holiday season, you can buy decorated cookies at the life-size gingerbread houses in Grand Floridian Resort and the American Adventure pavilion. Here’s a photo of a cookie we got at the American Adventure pavilion a couple years ago. (The kids wanted to take a picture of it before we devoured it.) Special cookie treats aren’t limited to the holidays, though. Here are three things to do in Walt Disney World any time of year if you love cookies.
1. Eat an ice cream cookie sandwich at Main Street Bakery
If cookies are good, then cookies with ice cream are better! We get an ice cream cookie sandwich from Main Street Bakery on every trip. Once we even got one as a dessert on the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan! When my roommate and I were in Disneyland Paris in June, we were sad to learn that ice cream cookie sandwiches weren’t on the menu at the bakery on their Main Street, U.S.A. We weren’t deterred, though. We bought a cup of ice cream from the nearby ice cream parlor and made our own!
2. Eat a carrot cake cookie from The Writer’s Shop
I have to admit I’m not a fan of carrot cake, but so many people rave about this carrot cake cookie that I might have to try it someday. It’s not sold at any of the major bakeries in Walt Disney World but at Writer’s Stop, an obscure little shop in the Streets of America in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. To see photos and read more about it from someone who’s actually tried it (and loved it!), visit The Disney Food Blog.
3. Eat a custom cookie treat at Goofy’s Candy Company
This is something I can’t wait to do! At Goofy’s Candy Company in Downtown Disney, you can create your own treat by choosing a base, coating, topping, and drizzle. Lucky for you cookie lovers, fudge cookies and gingerbread cookies are among the available bases. After you pick your cookie, you can choose caramel, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate as the coating. (I’d go for caramel!) Next, you pick a topping. DIS has the full list of options, but I think I’d go for crushed Oreo cookie crumbs (more cookies!) or sprinkles. Finally, you can choose a dark, white, or milk chocolate drizzle (definitely dark chocolate). You mark your selections on a card, and then a cast member makes your treat for you. Custom deliciousness!
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Of course, cookies are also available at Boulangerie Patisserie in Epcot, Boardwalk Bakery in Disney’s BoardWalk, and Starring Rolls Bakery in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, among other places, but I tried to limit this list to the special cookie treats so that it would be possible to try them all in one day without going into total sugar overload! For some reason, I think a carrot cake cookie would be the most appropriate cookie for the morning (maybe it’s the cream cheese filling). Then, I think I’d head to Downtown Disney to visit Goofy’s Candy Company, and I’d end the night with an ice cream cookie sandwich on Main Street, U.S.A. You should probably eat some other things and maybe ride an attraction or two along the way. Whatever else you do, what a fabulous day!
Have you ever tried any of the cookie treats on this list?