Location: The Writer’s Shop – Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Walt Disney World
Location: Sweet Spells – Disney’s Hollywood Studios- Walt Disney World
Hey fellow Disney Bakers!
The site has been growing and we are super excited to have every new Disney sweets fan here with us. Who doesn’t love people who love sugar and Disney food? Nooone, because they are awesome! Don’t talk to people who don’t. They are bad influences.
About a month ago I was speaking with the founder of www.bemyguestrecipes.com about working together to do some collaborations. I know many sites wouldn’t advertise for others but that seems so silly to me. Aren’t we just one big Disney blogging community? I’m not trying to sound like a hippie. There are defiantly some people who run Disney fan sites that I’m not a fan of. I won’t name their names because it’s just not necessary. Like I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s fun to showcase nice people doing good Disney work. I’ve actually spent the day writing an article for a big named Disney fan site, and I am forever grateful they gave me a chance years ago. Ok, maybe I am a little bit of hold hands in a circle and singing friendship songs kind of girl. Too bad I’d probably swear like a drunken sailor while doing it.
On OSD! we like to stick with official Disney sources but I have been looking for an official version of the Carrot Cake Cookie forever. I mean seriously searching and I couldn’t find one. For such an iconic Disney cookie I’m really surprised they don’t have it in some cookbook somewhere.
I decided to look through the unofficial sites for one and BAM I found Be My Guest Recipes. She hadn’t stated a source so I messaged her and she said she found it on Disney Food Blog. So I guess both are technically the source but I followed Be My Guest to make them.
Before we start I should probably mention mine came out a little lumpy. That’s probably obvious by looking at them. Aren’t we all a little too lumpy though? Maybe that’s just me. Besides that, I think they turned out pretty great. I used a homestyle carrot cake batter, and now I know to use something much smoother.
Let’s make some cookies!
Box of Carrot Cake Mix
8oz Cream Cheese
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup well drained crushed pineapple
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven as per Carrot Cake Box Mix.
Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Prepare the Carrot Cake batter as per the box.
If the batter is super liquidity, add extra pastry flour and mix well. I had to add an entire extra cup of flour to keep the cookie together for the next step.
Using a cookie scoop, spoon the batter on to the prepared baking sheet. I tried numerous ways to do this and this was the best method. If the batter is thick enough it will not spread that much while baking.
Bake the cookie for 8 to 10 minutes. This really depends on the box mix you used and how big you made the cookies. I would sit by the oven and watch them bake. It’s really only 8 minutes. It will give you time to pic an Instagram filter to post them later.
Let the cookies cool on a wire rack until completely cool.
In a large bowl or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, whip together the butter, sugar, pineapple, cream cheese, and vanilla extract.
When the cookies are cool, pipe the filling covering the flat side of one cookie. Take another cookie and lightly press the flat side on the filling. It will make a cookie sandwich. You probably would have figured that out though.
Tada, awesome and memory filled cookies for any occasion. That’s such a funny expression food people say. For example, this recipe is amazing for most occasions but I wouldn’t bring it to an “I had carrots convention”. They probably wouldn’t enjoy it too much. Can you imagine that existing? Hundreds of people standing around hating on carrots? I would love to see that and hear the speeches about how the carrot community.
As for Be My Guest Recipes, you should really check them out. I love how clean and simple the site is. It’s not cluttered with a million ads or flashy distractions. Just clean and clear recipes. Heather is a fellow Disney Nerd who loves Disney and loves cooking. She was hooked on Disney cooking ever since she purchased the Food and Wine Festival Cookbook. Ironically that was my first cookbook too. Now I have too many to count, but it’s nice to know others love for Disney cooking grew the same way as mine did.
While our site deals exclusively with desserts, sweets, and baking, hers is filled with all sorts of Disney cooking. I really encourage you to check it out. She has some items I will 100% be trying with my family sometime soon.
I’m still trying to figure out what I’m making for our collaboration in the future. What do you think I should make? A cake? A cookie? A cheesecake? Let me know in the comments.
Keep baking my friend! Love you all!