Disney Gift Guide: Disney Cookbooks!

There’s something completely awesome about finding one of my favorite Disney recipes and reproducing it at home.

After all, I can’t be at the parks everyday, so it’s a real treat to reproduce a little of that Disney magic right in my own kitchen!

Disney Cookbooks for the Whole Family

If you love cooking as much as you love eating (or you know someone who does), then today’s gift guide is just for you! We’re compiling some of our all-time favorite Disney cookbooks into one handy post for your perusing pleasure. Let’s get started!

Chef Mickey: Treasures From the Vault & Delicious New Favorites

Chef Mickey: Treasures From the Vault & Delicious New Favorites by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs has to be one of our favorite Disney cookbooks to date! The book features more than 150 recipes from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Line.

Chef Mickey Treasures From the Vault

But in addition to wonderfully classic dishes, like Steak Diane from the Lake Buena Vista Club, you’ll also find a collection of vintage photographs, including some of Walt Disney himself!

Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland

One of our staff favorites, Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook: Most Popular Recipes From Walt Disney World & Disneyland by the Disney Book Group is a volume that we find ourselves pulling off the shelf time and again for vintage recipes, as well as current favorites!


In fact, before it was available in bookstores, this book sold over 300,000 copies in the parks alone!

Delicious Disney

Published in 2006, Delicious Disney by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs is chock-full of your favorite recipes from restaurants throughout the parks, resorts, and cruise ships.

Delicious Disney

The book also includes lots of full-color photos that help to ensure your dish turns out just right!

Cooking With Mickey: The Most Requested Recipes from Walt Disney World and Disneyland

This one has been a fan favorite for years! With several editions, the Cooking With Mickey: Most Requested Recipes books offer several great recipes from decades of Disney dishes. Be sure to grab one with the original plastic comb binding!

Cooking With Mickey and the Chefs of Disney

224 pages of Mickey’s finest! This is another book that contains recipes from Disney World restaurants and chefs. This was one of the original Disney Resort cookbooks!

Published in 1998, this may not have your most recent favorites, but it will most definitely have the classics. This is a more straightforward cookbook and doesn’t have as many glossy photos as the others do. Those of you who find it distracting to flip through endless pages of photos to get to your recipe will love this one! For more up to date recipes, there’s a new version of this cookbook published in 2004

Delicious Disney Desserts

Following the Success of Delicious Disney, Disney came out with Delicious Disney Desserts by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs in 2008! With more than 30 never-before published desserts from the parks, resorts, and cruise line, there’s a good chance that you’ll find one of your favorites here!

Delicious Disney Desserts

Looking for Maple Crème Brûlée from Le Cellier or Bananas Foster Angel Food Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream from Boatwright’s? Then this is the book for you!

Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook

For you history buffs — and those who have loved Disney food for years and years — this one’s definitely on your wish list. Originally published in 1975, there are a few updated editions of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook out there to be sure; but do the research to find the original if you can — just for posterity’s sake.

Delicious Disney Holidays

But we aren’t finished with Delicious Disney yet! Last year, Delicious Disney Holidays by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs was published!

Delicious Disney Holidays

And what better way to celebrate all the festive times of the year than with your favorite Disney dishes? From the perfect Yule Log for Christmas to Roasted Garlic Orange Pork Ribs for Independence Day, these are twenty party-worthy recipes that you can really sink your teeth into!

Disney Recipes: From Animation to Inspiration

If you’re looking for a Disney cookbook with a twist, then Disney Recipes: From Animation to Inspiration by Ira L. Meyer is for you. The book includes 101 recipes inspired by some of the most beloved food scenes in classic Disney films!

Disney Recipes: From Animation to Inspiration

Written for adults, the book also includes margin notes entitled “things kids can do” so that the littlest chefs in your family can get in on the fun as well.

The Disney Bakery

The Disney Bakery by Adrienne Berofsky contains 30 recipes, and each baking project is inspired by beloved Disney films.

The Disney Bakery

From pies to puff pastry, the recipes are easy to follow and are written for an age range of 9 and up — perfect for grandmas who are looking to introduce some fun into baking lessons!

Disney Cookbooks Just For Kids

Looking for books for the younger set? Check out these titles that are written with kids in mind!

Delicious Disney Just For Kids

Another great title in the Delicious Disney series, Delicious Disney Just For Kids by Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs brings fun and creativity into the kitchen, with some awesome recipes from the Happiest Place on Earth just for the junior chefs.

Delicious Disney Just for Kids

BLT Tomato Soup from Sci-Fi Dine-In or African Fruit Fool from Boma are sure to please even the pickiest palates!

The Disney Magic Kitchen Cookbook

Kid-friendly recipes are presented by your kiddos’ favorite characters in The Disney Magic Kitchen Cookbook, by Stephanie Karpinske. In addition to teaching kitchen basics, the recipes were written with healthy habits in mind, and are lower in fat and sugar, while boosting fruits and veggies.

The Disney Magic Kitchen Cookbook

I’m ready to try Genie’s As You Wish Muffins! How about you?

Tiana’s Cookbook: Recipes for Kids

Tiana from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog dreams of opening up her very own restaurant. So of course she has her own cookbook, Tiana’s Cookbook: Recipes for Kids!

Tiana's Cookbook: Recipes for Kids

The cookbook is perfect for introducing your budding chef to the flavors of Tiana’s home — Louisiana. Whip up some of her favorite beignets, and let the good times roll!

The Disney Princess Cookbook

Who wouldn’t love to learn to cook like a princess? The Disney Princess Cookbook is a great first foray into the culinary world for a princess just learning domestic skills!

The Disney Princess Cookbook

Step-by-step instructions and plenty of color pictures bring dishes like Ariel’s Sea Turtle Cupcakes and Rapunzel’s Frying Pan Eggs to life. And be sure to check out helpful hints from the Princesses, scattered throughout the book.

Well, there you have it! If there is a Disney lover on your list who loves to roll up his or her sleeves and re-create some of that delish Disney magic, you’re sure to find a book or two here that will please! And now that I am good and hungry, reading about all of these tantalizing recipes, I think I’ll do a little shopping of my own! :-)

For even more great holiday gift giving ideas, be sure to check out all of our 2013 Disney Holiday Gift Guides!

Which Disney cookbook would you like to find under the tree this year? Leave a comment and tell us which one you’d like Santa to bring!


  1. Claire says

    Oh and we just picked up the cookbook from this year’s Food and Wine Festival (on sale for half price at the end of the festival…score!!). Its got great recipes from the festival but also from other Disney World restaurants. Looking forward to trying out some of the recipes from it!

  2. Jennifer says

    I have the Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cookbook . It was my favorite cookbook when I was younger. My daughters have cooked using it too now. I have a few others but this is my all time favorite.

  3. Lake Girl says

    I am looking for the recipe for Mini Chicken Pot Pie from Disney World. Can you help me find that recipe, please? Thank YOu

  4. Jenni says

    Hello I’m actually ,oozing for a 1980 Disney cookbook with an egg nog recipe. I used to make it and wanna get it to make with my daughter. It’s old and I’m not sure which book it was in. My dad had thrown away most of my child things. If you know please let me know or send me the recipe, thanks.

  5. says

    Love this post! Thanks! I love cookbooks, especially the Disney variety! I admit to owning most of these, and love them. Wondering if “Mickey’s Gourmet Cookbook” is the same as “Cooking with Mickey”, but just a different cover?

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