Have You Tried Disney’s Most Untested Recipe?

Minnie's Cookie recipe Toontown Disneyland
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There are so many amazing parts to a Disneyland Resort vacation that it’s hard to pick what ranks at the top. There are some truly great places to eat like Blue Bayou and Carthay Circle. Then, there are the iconic attractions, including the Haunted Mansion, the Matterhorn, “it’s a small world”, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and King Arthur Carrousel. And, of course, there are all the amazing character interactions. Characters roam around Disneyland and love to interact with guests.

Mr. Toad's Wild Ride entrance at Disneyland Park

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Now, one thing that Disneyland has that Walt Disney World does not is Mickey’s Toontown. Toontown used to exist at the Magic Kingdom, but closed in 2011 and replaced with Storybook Circus. Toontown is full of fun experiences, like Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Gadget’s Go Coaster, and more. Guests can also explore some of the homes of the Fab 5, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.

mickey and minnie mouse

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Over in Minnie’s House, there is a recipe on the refrigerator that you may not have noticed. The recipe is for Minnie Mouse’s Famous Chewy Cheesy Chip Cookies. The recipe starts out looking like your standard chocolate chip cookie recipe with one BIG difference. In the end, instead of adding chocolate chips, you add cheese chips (like Cheez-Its).

Minnie's Chewy Cheesy Chip Cookies Toontown Disneyland

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Here is the full recipe and baking instructions:

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • ⅔ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 10 oz. cheddar cheese chips
mickey toontown

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First, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, you’ll want to sift together the dry ingredients — the flour, baking soda, and salt. Next, mix your “wet” ingredients, the softened butter, shortening, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, then slowly incorporate the dry ingredients. Finally, mix in your cheddar cheese chips.

This may sound a little crazy, but one writer at SFGATE decided to try the recipe and is currently regretting that decision. Author Julie Tremaine followed the recipe to the letter. And the results were probably what she expected, but not what she was hoping for.

We were dubious, but we each grabbed a cookie. We took a taste. And we were so overcome with horror that we couldn’t speak for the unusually long time it took to get down a bite. The flavor itself wasn’t terrible, but over the course of the afternoon, the cheese had become rubbery and waxy. Fresh out of the oven, these would have been weird, but fine. Having sat for a few hours, they were definitely not fine.

Mickey's ToonTown

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If you are daring, then maybe try making these in your kitchen one day. Heck, like the writer above, you can even swap out the cheddar cheese chips and use grated cheese instead. Or, you can follow the recipe, but sub in Gouda chips like Minnie suggests!

Have you ever tried Minnie’s Chewy Cheese Chip Cookies? How did they come out? Let us know in the comments!

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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