Anyone who has ever had the privilege of tasting the famous Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies knows just how amazing these treats are!
Warm, melty, and perfectly golden around the edges, these Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of the many magical treats that can be found at Walt Disney World. These cookies are packed with tons of chocolate chips and are a great way to bring a touch of Disney magic to your home.
A Cookie with a Delicious Reputation
If you have ever tasted the real thing then you know that Disney chocolate chip cookies are something truly special. This Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe helps you to escape away to your happy place with each amazing bite!
Other Recipes for Cookie Lovers
- Chewy Monster Cookies – Since you already have a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, you may want to pair it with a batch of its colorful cousin, the Chewy Monster Cookie.
- Almond Joy Cookies – When candy bars and cookies collide, you get one amazingly delicious dessert! This one is a must for coconut enthusiasts.
- Nutty Triple Chocolate Cookies – You simply can’t build a cookie army without a killer all chocolate cookie! This recipe is a rockstar among some steep cookie competition.
Dry Ingredients: Like most cookies, you will start out with typical ingredients like all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. The key to these cookies however is in the use of both light brown sugar and powdered sugar and lots of semi-sweet chocolate chips!
Wet Ingredients: You will also need softened salted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. I recommend using real vanilla extract and not cheap imitation vanilla flavoring for the best results.
How to Make Disney World Chocolate Chip Cookies
STEP ONE: Begin by preheating the oven to 330 degrees F and lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Once the oven is preheating you can start preparing the dry ingredients. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a large mixing bowl and set it aside.
STEP TWO: Move over to the stand mixer and begin to cream the butter, light brown sugar, and powdered sugar together in a separate bowl. Once the butter and sugar mixture is light and fluffy, add the eggs one at a time with the mixer running and finish by adding the vanilla extract. Don’t forget to scrape the sides of the bowl as it is mixing to ensure the contents are thoroughly mixed.
STEP THREE: Now you can slowly add the dry ingredients from step one into the butter and sugar mixture from step two. Continue to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed while you combine the ingredients. Once the dough is mixed, stir in the chocolate chips and make sure they’re evenly distributed throughout the dough.
STEP FOUR: Use a medium or large cookie scoop to portion the dough. Then roll into a ball and place it onto the prepared baking sheet. I leave about 2 inches of space between the dough balls so there is room for the cookies to spread.
STEP FIVE: Bake the cookies until lightly golden – about 10 to 12 minutes for medium cookies and 14 to 17 minutes for large cookies.
Tips for Success
- I prefer my cookies soft and chewy, but if you want a firmer, crunchier cookie you can always add a couple minutes of bake time. Just be sure to keep a close eye on them so they don’t overcook.
- This Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe calls for salted butter which lends a rich buttery taste, but unsalted butter will also work if you happen to have it on hand. Just add another 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the dry ingreidents.
- If your oven only heats up in increments of 25 then bake these cookies at 325 degrees instead.
- My batch of cookies took a little longer than the orignal Disney recipe for the large cookies. You can start checking them around the 12 minute mark.
- My medium cookie scoop hold about 1.5 TBSP or dough and the large one holds 3 TBSP. In case you’re making these without a cookie scoop and need to measure the dough with measuring spoons.
- If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can absolutely use a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer instead.
Can You Order Cookies From Disney World?
The answer to this question is sadly no. Not officially at least.
There are some third-party online retailers who claim to sell Walt Disney World cookies, but why order a cookie that has to journey through the mail before you can enjoy it? This official recipe for Grand Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies lets you enjoy the fresh-baked goodness any day of the year! I’m pretty sure the Mouse wouldn’t want it any other way.
Other Magical Cookie Recipes
- Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
- Butterfinger Pudding Cookies
- Chocolate Frosted Cookies
- Lemon Sugar Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies
- Sugar Cookies
- Preheat the oven to 330 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. (see note)
- Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and set aside.
- Cream the butter, light brown sugar, and powdered sugar in a separate bowl until light and fluffy.
- With the mixer running, add eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla. Mix until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
- Slowly mix in the flour mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Use a medium or large cookie scoop to portion out the dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes for medium cookies, 14 to 17 minutes for large.
- This recipe makes about 18 large cookies. Double the nutritional value for large cookies.
- If you are substituting unsalted butter, add another 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the dry ingredients.
- If you have an oven that cannot bake at 330F, use 325 degrees F for a cooking temperature instead. It is a safer option than 350F for these cookies.
- My medium cookie scoop holds 1.5 TBSP and my large scoop holds 3 TBSP.