Best Cookie Snacks in Walt Disney World

OK, all. Today we’re talking about something that I know you can all appreciate…

COOKIES! Yep. Simple, sweet, and the perfect combo of portable and delicious, cookies are the oft-forgotten workhorse of the snack world.

Now, I know that there are dozens of awesome cookie options in Disney World. So many that we couldn’t possibly list them ALL in our “best of” post about cookies. But we’re going to take a shot at listing a few of our favorites…and hopefully a few that you haven’t yet sampled!

These are cookies that are truly something special — options that either I couldn’t get anyplace else, or treats that say Disney! loud and clear to me.

So I present to you the Disney Food Blog’s Favorite Cookies at Walt Disney World! Don’t forget to check out more awesome Disney Snacks like these in our 2018 DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book!

Carrot Cake Cookie

Ever since I discovered the Carrot Cake Cookie at The Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’ve made it a point to grab one on just about every trip. The Writer’s Stop is — sadly — now closed, but you can still grab the Carrot Cake Cookie at Sweet Spells.

These are the epitome of awesome Disney snacks. Unique, only found in one park anywhere in the world, and truly, over-the-top delicious. They consist of two components: Cakey “cookies” and a huge amount of cream cheese icing — more than you would ever get on the run-of-the-mill slice of carrot cake.

The cookies themselves are moist, sweet, and spicy. And I liken this snack to the best version of a whoopie pie ever. :-)

Carrot Cake Cookie

This treat is huge, which makes it perfect to share or to eat as a snack over a few days!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

You saw this one coming from a mile away, didn’t you? There is no fancy dessert that holds a candle to one of my favorite grab and go sweet treats, the Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

Two ginormous cookies are smooshed together with a huge scoop of ice cream for a portable (if slightly messy) treat. Decadent, simple, and a great way to cool down on a hot Florida day!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

But another fun fact that makes these sandwiches a favorite of mine is that often, you can customize them! Pick your cookie, pick your ice cream flavor, and it becomes a totally unique snack. Some locations even offer special holiday cookies and ice cream flavors.

Snowflake Gingerbread Cookie for Holiday Cookie Sandwiches!

Another completely awesome thing about this treat is that you can get it at several places in Disney World! Head to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments while you’re in Magic Kingdom to score one or at Dino-Bite Snacks and the ice cream kiosk just outside of Africa in Animal Kingdom. In Hollywood Studios,  Hollywood Scoops has the corner on them. You can also find them at some resort food courts!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich with Peanut Butter

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich with Peanut Butter

And bring an appetite or a friend to help, because these things are seriously huge.

If you prefer your Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich Mickey-fied, you have to check out our Mickey Cookie Food Hack!

Caramel Apple Cookie

Here is another treat that I get to thank the DFB readers for making ME try!

For months, I received tips that I had to get myself over to Karamell-Küche in Epcot’s Germany Pavilion to try the Caramel Apple Cookie. When I finally made there to sample this one, I was so, so glad I did.

This is truly a hidden gem that could be easily overlooked among the colossal caramel apples and other yummo caramel treats at the sweets shop.

Caramel Apple Cookie

A huge, super-soft and moist apple oatmeal cookie is topped with a general drizzle of that fabulous Werther’s Caramel. The buttery cookie is the perfect “have some now, save some for later” treat.

It also makes a terrific alternative to dessert at a table service restaurant — skip the expensive eats and stroll around the World to pick one up. You might even burn off a few calories in the process!

Magic Cookie Bars

Another recent find for me — but a favorite of Disney guests for years — is the Magic Cookie Bar found at Roaring Fork in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside!

Magic Cookie Bar in Disney World

A classic recipe (here it is if you want to try it!) comes alive in Disney World! The “seven-layer bars” of your youth are alive and well…and still taste just as good as they always did.

This moist cookie bar combines seven ingredients, from condensed milk to coconut to butterscotch and chocolate chips, to create a heavenly treat or dessert!

Cookie Bottom Sundae

Knowing my affinity for the cookie + ice cream combo, you can imagine how excited I was with the Crissy Field Sundae at Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Soda Shop!

This colossal, cookie-covered sundae begins with three huge scoops of ice cream, which are topped with homemade hot fudge and tons of cookie “bits” that aren’t bitty at all! They’re substantial, buttery, and delicious!

Crissy Fields Cookie Bits Sundae

Crissy Fields Cookie Bits Sundae

This sundae is massive and curbs every conceivable cookie craving!

Sprinkles Cookies

We all know that Sprinkles Cupcakes is well-known for, well, awesome and creative cupcakes. But the cookies at Sprinkles also can’t be missed! They come in a variety of flavors with seasonal or temporary combinations rotating in and out.

Snickerdoodle and Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookies (MY FAVORITE!!)

Snickerdoodle and Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookies (MY FAVORITE!!)

These cookies are large and in charge, perfect for carrying with you to snack on while you shop till you drop in Disney Springs!

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip Cookie Interior

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chip Cookie Interior

Perhaps our favorite way to enjoy these giant cookies? As part of an indulgent ice cream sandwich!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Gelato Cooke Sandwich

So what happens when you replace the ice cream in the sandwich with dense, rich gelato? You take it to a whole new fancy level!

We found these treats at the Gelato Stand in Epcot’s Italy Pavilion, which has become one of my favorite spots in all of World Showcase.

Pre-Made Gelato Cooke Sandwiches

Here, you can choose from pre-made gelato sandwiches, cold and loaded full of the creamy stuff, or you can await a custom-made creation!

While my experience is that these are a bit smaller than the cookie ice cream sandwiches elsewhere, that’s not really a bad thing. For one, I can actually finish them.

And since gelato is richer than ice cream (since not as much air is churned in), a smaller portion will satisfy. At least, theoretically. ;-)

What are Your Favorites?

So there you have it! Our picks for the most wonderful cookie snacks in all of Walt Disney World. Whether you’re looking for pure cookie bliss, or you’d like to couple your cookie with something frosty and cold, you’ll find plenty of options to satisfy your cravings in the parks, Downtown Disney, and resorts.

Now, as always, we’re looking for YOUR favorites, too!

Let us know in the comments below what your must-have cookie options in Disney World are! I can’t wait to try the suggestions!

Don’t forget to check out more awesome Disney Snacks like these in our 2018 DFB Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book!


  1. Brittney says

    I am going to agree with Shelly about the Boardwalk Bakery having great cookies, although my absolute fav is the Oatmeal Raisin. Wow I am hungry for one now. Laying in bed at the Boardwalk as we speak but I almost feel like getting out of bed to go get one. Lol

  2. says

    Michele — Nope, those German Chocolate cookies have been gone for quite a while. So sad! I loved them! They also had a delicious carrot cake cookie with frosting on top (not the same one that’s at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) that was similar and is now gone.

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