Disneyland Holiday Green Churros

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Hello beautiful Disney people!

I am one of those people who would celebrate Christmas all year round. Seriously I would tinsel the city up if they would let me do it. I would do it anyways, but that would be considered littering. Apparently they frown upon on that. Even shinny glittery littering.

Today we are going to make some Holiday Green Churros from Disneyland. If you have been to the parks recently you know Disney loves themselves a churro. Want a peppermint churro? They got it. Red, green, purple… they have it. I’m sure there is a pink lemonade fruity cereal churro in the parks right now. You get the picture, they love churros. Probably because they are cheap to make and they have an iconic status in the parks. I know some people who think Disneyland is the only place in the world to get one.

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A New Year with New Recipes

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Hello beautiful people!

I know this is where I’m supposed to talk about our top posts from last year… it is any of the Banana Breads incase you were wondering… holy cow you guys love it. People sure do love Banana Bread.

I thought instead of looking back, we could look forward. Ok I know that’s not very original either, it is the new year after all.

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Mickey Christmas Wreath Shortbread cookies

Hey beautiful people,

So I’ve been trying to write this post for a few days, and it just hasn’t happened until right now. Today my plan was to come home from work and get right to it.

Then my best friend sends me a text saying oh by the way she had a baby. For the record I knew she was pregnant. The belly sort of gave it away. She just wasn’t supposed to have it until next year. The little one just decided it was time at 4 am on Christmas Day. You know we are best friends because one of the first things I said to her was “You know this baby is going to resent you for combining their birthday party and Christmas present every year”. Ya only a best friend can make that kind of comment. She in turn asked me to hold the baby which she knows terrifies me because I’m convinced that I’m going to drop her. She knows I can’t say no either, because who refuses to hold a baby. Especially a newborn. Short version: the baby is cute and best friends are asses.

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Holiday Minnie Cake Pop (Disney Eats Challenge)

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Hello happy bakers!

I just wanted to take a moment right now to say thank you to you. Thank you for taking time to stop by this site and spend some time with us. It means a lot to me. I think it’s nice to feel that simple connection with people. The world is so big and there are so many people in it. It can all seem so over whelming. It all moves at such a lighten speed. Years past by in the blink of an eye. I can’t even believe it’s the end of the year right now. Honestly, how did the year fly by so quick?

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Snowman Shortbread Cookie

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Hello beautiful people!

Today we are making some Snowman Shortbread Cookies from our Disney Eats Holiday Treat Challenge.

When I was first trying to figure how to make these I thought it was going to have to figure out a copycat recipe. I didn’t think there was any chance I would find the official recipe since the cookies just came out. Usually, we have to wait months before Disney releases it. Not this time! The other day I was searching through Instagram and there it was! I couldn’t believe it. Between the doggie pictures and travel destinations way out of my price range, Instagram user @adventurestodisney had been given the recipe from the parks. I was stoked and thanked her.

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Mickey Holiday Cake Pops (DisneyEats Holiday Challenge)

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Hey party people!

This is coming out a little later in the day that I wanted to post it. (Three days later than I actually wanted to post it, to be honest.) Have you ever had one of those days that sort of got away from you? One second it’s 8am and then Bam it’s bedtime. Where did the day go? You are pretty sure you did stuff but you just can’t remember it all right now. Ya, that was today.

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DisneyEats December Holiday Challenge

Hi beautiful bakers,

So I was scrolling through my Instagram feed looking at all the amazing things and I came across one of Disney Eats newest posts. They created this awesome Disneyland Holiday Treats checklist and it gave me a fun idea; Disney Eats holiday challenge.

During the month of December I’m going to attempt to make everything on the lists below. It’s going to be a challenge but I think it’s going to be super delicious too.

Happy Baking Friends!

Photos: Disney Eats Instagram

Matterhorn Macaroons

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Location: Jolly Holiday Café – Mainstreet, U.S.A – Disneyland Park – Disneyland

Source: www.rumblytummy.com

 Hi hungry bakers!

          Whenever I think of Disneyland I instantly get a smile on my face. This incredibly warm wave of happiness rushes over me. You know the feeling I’m talking about. I imagine strolling down Mainstreet U.S.A, one hand holding my husband’s hand, and the other holding a Mickey Ice Cream Bar. Goodness, I love those things.

            Pharrell Williams said “clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth,” and that’s exactly what I feel like when I’m there. Truthfully, honestly, and happy.

            Located right on Mainstreet is a Mary Poppins themed Café that opened in 2012; The Jolly Holiday Café. It should probably be noted that I’m a huge Mary Poppins fan. Gigantic Mary Poppins fan actually. When most little girls were playing with Cinderella dolls, all I wanted to do was hang out with the nanny with the cheeky attitude. She is my girl. For the record I know Julie Andrews is not actually Mary Poppins but I would totally fangirl out if I met her on the street. Ok, more like cry. I would 100% cry.

            You’ll find this turn-of-the-century café on the far west end of Main Street near Adventureland. This newish quick service serves house specialties like the Jolly Holiday Salad, Chicken Waldorf on brioche and Ham and Cheese Quiche. Those are great but let’s get to what we really care about; the baked goods.

            They are serving up scones, fruit tarts, and white chocolate macadamia nut cookie just to name a few. Their most famous pastry is our recipe for today; the Matterhorn Macaroons. Guests can’t get enough of this thing. People love it.

            There are a million different versions of this macaroon online. I couldn’t find an official one but I did find one on www.rumblytumbly.com that is closer than any other I’ve tried. All credit goes to them for figuring it out.

            I should probably confess here that I don’t love these. I know most people can’t get enough of them but it just tastes like a shortbread and macaroon mix that’s okay. I don’t hate them, I just don’t get what the fuss is all about. With that being said, try it before you take my word for it. Always decide for yourself. Speaking of that, let’s get to baking everyone.

            This recipe will make 12 macaroons, but it really just depends on how big you make them. If you want to be a rebel, make one huge one and confuse your family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup room temperature butter

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp. almond extract

  • ¼ tsp. coconut extract

  • 1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • 1 bag of white candy melts

  • Icing sugar for decorating

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325F. This recipe doesn’t require greasing your pan ahead of time. Whenever a recipe calls for an ungreased baking sheet or pans it makes me nervous that things will stick.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar together until it’s light and fluffy. Make sure it’s really well mixed before continuing. I like to let butter and sugar cream for quite sometimes.

  3. Add salt, flour, and all three extracts to the bowl and mix until just combined. Start with the speed on low or you will end up with a face of flour.

  4. The finer the coconut is chopped the better the macaroons will turn out. I put mine in a food processor and ground it as fine as possible. Plus I secretly just really like using it.

  5. Fold in one cup of the finely ground coconut.

  6. Form your macaroons into mountains. The batter will be dry and crumbly but with a little practice, your Matterhorn’s will take shape. Place on your cookie sheet.

  7. The recipe says to bake for 15 minutes but I left mine in for a couple more minutes. They still seemed a little light to me but I was scared to burn them. They seem like the type of cookie that goes from raw to burnt in the blink of an eye.

  8. Place on a wire rack to cool. You have to let them cool completely before continuing or they will fall apart when you try to dip them. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

  9. Once cooled completely, melt candy melts as directed on package and dip macaroon top in it.

  10. Sprinkle some icing sugar on top right away so it sticks to the candy melt. Then let cool completely.

Note: I also found this recipe on disneyfoodblog.com, but they referenced they got it from rumblytummy.com so that’s why I put them as the source.

Happy baking everyone!

(Originally posted on December 18th, 2017)