Eight Walt Disney World Cookie Recipes to Win Your Christmas Cookie Exchange

It’s that time of year when your house is filled with the smell of fresh-baked cookies and holiday treats (even if you’re just baking for yourself!)

Gingerbread Cookie

There’s nothing more magical than Christmas at Disney World. The holiday decorations, music, and treats spread some serious Christmas cheer! It’s lovely to be in Disney World during the season. Why not recreate the experience by baking some Disney-inspired recipes? We gathered some of the best Disney cookie recipes that will totally win your cookie exchange this year. Your friends will find them delicious and your Disney-loving pals will love them even more!

Double Chocolate Chunk CookiesMagic Kingdom

Let’s start with an absolute classic! Chocolate chip cookies are great, but you can step it up with some big chunks of chocolate. The Main Street Bakery and other Starbucks locations at Disney World provides guests with big cookies loaded with chocolate. It takes the regular chocolate chip cookie recipe and enhances it with a bit more sweetness.

Traveler’s Cafe (Starbucks) at EPCOT

Want a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe? Try the classic Chocolate Chip Cookies from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa! 

Find the Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Recipe here!

Carrot Cake CookieDisney’s Hollywood Studios

This “cookie” is like a  delicious carrot cake whoopie pie. It will definitely impress your cookie-eating friends and family! The Carrot Cake Cookie was originally sold at the Writers Stop then later moved to Trolley Car Cafe after the Stop closed. It’s made with a layer of cream cheese frosting sandwiched between two moist rounds of carrot cake.

Carrot Cake Cookie

The Carrot Cake Cookie is a piece of Hollywood Studios’ history, and it’s so good!

Get the Carrot Cake Cookie recipe right here!

Lunch Box TartWoody’s Lunch Box

Looking to get creative? Woody’s Lunch Box is home to the popular Lunch Box Tarts. The tarts are inspired by, you guessed it, Pop-Tarts! They’ve been kicked up a notch with fresh shortbread and fantastic fillings. The sandwich cookies are also very similar to the popular Pop’t Art treats which were featured at the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts.

Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Lunch Box Tart

You can definitely add your own spin to these treats too! Use different fillings, decorations, and cookie flavors to make them your own creation!

See how we made Lunch Box Tarts here!

Zebra DomesBoma

We’ve already veered off the cookie path, so let’s keep going! Ever heard of Zebra Domes? They’re a snack staple served only at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. The domes are made with layers of chocolate cake, Amarula Cream Liquor mousse, with white and dark chocolate ganache. They’re fun little creations that are a great baking challenge!

Zebra Domes

You’ll absolutely impress your cookie exchange members with these constructed beauties! Bonus points to the guest who recognizes where the treats are from!

Learn how to make Zebra Domes!

Jack-Jack’s Num Num CookiesDisney’s Hollywood Studios

Ok, back to real cookies! These ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies are inspired by the Incredi-baby from The Incredibles. Mr. Incredible tries to tame his wild baby, Jack-Jack with cookies. (Spoiler: It doesn’t really work out!) Disney created the real thing and put the cookies in the theme parks. The cookies are as thick as a tart and best served warm and melty.

Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie

Pixar fans would LOVE to indulge in a Num Num cookie. The cookies would definitely be a crowd-favorite choice!

Find the recipe for Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookies right here!

Pecan Shortbread CookiesBoardWalk Bakery

The BoardWalk Bakery is a hidden gem for freshly baked goods and a surprisingly good grilled cheese sandwich! Pecan Shortbread Cookies are crisp, light, and not too sweet. It’s a great choice for cookie-lovers who don’t want to be overpowered with sugar!

BoardWalk Bakery Treat Case

We recently tried a version of the pecan shortbread cookies at Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar, and they were so good. The cookies had just the right amount of butter and pecan taste that made them a hit for us!

Make the Pecan Shortbread Cookies this holiday season!

Dark Chocolate Chip CookieGhirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli’s is your one-stop-shop for gourmet ice cream sundaes and decadent milkshakes. The chocolate is sold at most grocery stores and perfect for baking rich cookies! The Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are baked with dark chocolate chips and dark chips melted into the batter!

©Ghirardelli

What’s better than chocolate? MORE chocolate! These cookies are a chocolate lover’s paradise!

Take a look at the Dark Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe!

Simply Spiced Butter CookiesWalt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

You might want a more sophisticated cookie to throw into the batch. The Simply Spiced Butter Cookie is an upscale cookie with a light taste of ginger, cloves, and cinnamon. These are perfect flavors for the holiday season!

Dolphin Resort

We also think the butter and spices pair nicely with a smooth cup of eggnog!

Find the recipe for the Simply Spiced Butter Cookies here!

Your guests are sure to love any of these recipes whether they are Disney fanatics or simply love cookies! Who wouldn’t love a fresh-baked cookie made with care? Happy holidays, everyone!

Have you made any of these cookies or do you plan to? Let us know how they turned out in the comments!

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