by Kendall Foreman

Like any true food lover, I am prone to some fairly strong cravings every once in a while… okay, pretty often.  For people like me, Disney World is a food lover’s oasis.  With literally hundreds of eating opportunities, the property offers a veritable smorgasbord of edible delights; all of which feed my need to Mickeyfoodsatisfy my culinary passions.  Not unlike most visitors to Walt Disney World Resort, my husband and I plan and look forward to enjoying all the attractions, shows, tours and special events we can while there.  Beyond a basic scheme for taking in those more obvious adventures, he and I go to great lengths to create a thorough strategy for how, when and where we will indulge in all our favorite WDW foods while still allowing time and tummy space to try new treats and cuisine specialties, too.  I am not joking when I say thorough; I am only slightly ashamed to admit, I have made spreadsheets.  While working on the plan for our upcoming trip to WDW, it hit me, my husband and I cannot be the only food lovers whose idea of a great vacation involves an epic effort to satisfy our cravings.  It occurred to me that it would be great fun, as well as informative, to start a dialogue with fellow foodies to assist each other in our mutual efforts to seek, find, and partake of the wide array of fare at WDW.  So, the blog plan is to feature a particular craving and see where it takes us. While I do have knowledge I feel duty bound to share with other food lovers, my motives behind this are not entirely altruistic.  I am hoping that you, WDWRadio blog readers, will share how and where you satisfy the “featured craving”, which will, of course, alert me to new eating opportunities.

The first craving—cookies!  Though I do long for a warm, gooey cookie from time-to-time, I chose this topic because my husband is known for his insatiable appetite for cookies.  Because of this, his favorite place in all of Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery.  When he is there, all is copacetic in his world.  Unfortunately, during our upcoming trip, the Bakery will be closed for refurbishment—news he has not yet learned.  I am picturing gloom and despair.  In order to avert almost certain disappointment, I have been recalling and researching where he can satisfy his cookie cravings.  I am hoping you can help me.  Here is what I know so far:

  • The Writer’s Stop—This Disney Hollywood Studios merchandise and food site has several types of classic cookies, but it is best-known for the delectable Carrot Cake Cookie.  Not for the faint of heart, this large sandwich cookie boasts two lusciously moist, spicy rounds, which are held together by decadent, fluffy buttercream frosting.
  • Staring Rolls Café— Also found in Disney Hollywood Studios, this dining location has assorted cookies; however, it is perhaps better known for its dessert selections.
  • The Karamell- Küche—Situated in EPCOT’s World Showcase, this German Pavilion candy shop Boardwalk Bakeryhas not found a food it will not pair with caramel.  Of course, cookies are no exception.  The enormous glass case of sweet treats includes a Carmel Apple Oatmeal Cookie, a Peanut Butter Caramel Crunch Cookie, and a Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookie.  The richness of the third brought on a moment I thought I would never see.  My husband was only able to finish one!
  • The Boardwalk Bakery—I have learned that this Disney’s Boardwalk Inn quick-service restaurant does offer several cookies.  However not having previously eaten there, I would appreciate insights on varieties as well as the cookie of choice.

 

For his sake and mine, please share your knowledge of other WDW cookie hotspots.  What is your favorite cookie there and where can it be found?  I am sure he will waist little time seeking out and trying every single one (… or two… or a baker’s dozen).

Kendall began visiting Walt Disney World in 1991 with her family and has continued to visit the resort with her husband.  As a child, she and her family filled vacations with challenges such as “How many times can we ride Splash Mountain during SpectroMagic and the fireworks?” (Answer: 7)  Now, after marrying a converted Disney skeptic, she and her husband enjoy challenges such as “How many hours can we eat nonstop at the Food & Wine Festival?” (Answer: 4)

11 Responses to "I Have a Craving for…. Disney Cookies!"

  1. My father is a huge disney cookie lover. If you ask him what his favorite thing to do in WDW is, he’s say, “Sit on a bench with my coffee, a cookie, and the birds and I’m happy!”

  2. Makena says:

    My dad is IN LOVE with Walt Disney World sugar cookies! They can be from anywhere on property, as long as they are from the happiest place on earth!

  3. John says:

    Hi,
    We think EVERYTHING tastes great at the Main Street Bakery – BIG FANS! However, have not been a huge fan of the desserts served at some of the buffets…Bomas, Trails End, Hollywood and Vine, etc., specifically the lack of chocolate desserts and their cookies in general. The chocolate chip cookies don’t seem to have a lot of flavor, and they often serve ice milk instead of ice cream! Wanted to try the chocolate chip cookies in Frontierland in early April but I would NOT pay 4.00 for a rather small cookie – OUTRAGEOUS! Always appreciate Lou’s food/snack videos too.

  4. Darlene N (zeusNY) says:

    I love the Carrot Cake Cookie hands down at the Writer’s Stop! Even when my daughter brought me home one from Disney & it was slightly flattened:) LOL.

  5. Caitlin Corsello says:

    My favorite cookies on property are the chocolate chip ones from the Main Street Bakery, especially when you get them in the ice cream sandwich form!

  6. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    John, where were the $4.00 cookies at in Frontierland? We they at a kiosk or in one of the shops?

  7. May says:

    Alas, this topic reminds me of one of my favorite things to eat on the Walt Disney World property – double chocolate cookies at the Main Street Bakery. For whatever reason, they no longer sell these delicious cookies.

  8. Anne says:

    Double the downer on the double chocolate, May. That was a great cookie.

    I’m like you, Kendall, I like a good cookie every now and again. I’m more of a salty than a sweets kinda gal though. Like your husband, my youngest loves cookies. She’s a self-proclaimed connoisseur and proud addict. While she loves homemade over facotry-made, when she was very young, one of her favorite cookies from WDW was a packaged honey waffle cookie. Are you familiar with these and do you know if they are still available?

  9. John says:

    Hi Kendall,
    The 4.00 cookies are at the candy store in Frontierland, although my partner, Karl, tells me we have seen them in other places as well. We don’t mind paying theme park prices for food but sometimes the prices just make you stop and say, “really?” “for a rather small cookie?” We paid less for an OUT OF THIS WORLD cupcake at BE OUR GUEST restaurant which doesn’t make sense. Have you tried the cupcakes yet? We tried the lemon and chocolate ones – WOW!!! A must have for sure and worth every penny!

  10. Kendall Foreman (MoretotheWorld) says:

    Anne – I am familiar with the cookies you are refering to, and I believe they came in other flavors besides the honey. I remember each flavor had a character that went with it. The honey was a favorite of mine, also, and had Pooh on the box, naturally. They no longer sell these cookies. I have searched for them everywhere and asked many a cast member. Most have no idea what I am talking about.

    John – Thank you for the response. I’m curious to see what these cookies are like. I agree that there are many other cookie/dessert choices that are worthy of a $4.00 price tag. I have not had the BOG cupcakes yet, since it was not yet open on my last trip. However, I will be visiting BOG on my upcoming trip.

  11. ChrisB says:

    Our family favorite are the Magic Bars, found at the Wilderness Lodge and Port Orleans. We picked one up on our first day at the Lodge and packed it away as a snack for later in the parks. They are wonderful and large enought to treat a family of 4. They were loved so much that I spent the next several weeks after the trip tweaking recipies to replicate them.

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