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Disney Floridian Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

By February 13, 2024 No Comments

Disney Floridian Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delightful way to bring a touch of Disney magic into your home. The combination of buttery dough and gooey chocolate chips will transport you to the enchanting world of Disney.

These delectable treats are inspired by the famous cookies served at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.  Their recipe has been floating around the internet so I decided to try them and put my personal spin on the recipe and they are simply the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever eaten. I managed to eat almost the whole batch by myself! 

The taste of the buttery dough and gooey chocolate chips is totally magical like Disney itself. 

So, put on your chef hats, grab your Mickey-shaped cookie cutters, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure filled with sweetness and enchantment!

Let’s talk about the recipe. So what makes this recipe so special and different from other chocolate chip cookie recipes?

  • For starters, we are going to  use a combination of butter and shortening. We use more butter because that will give the cookies the desired and delicious buttery taste that we want in a chocolate chip cookie. A little bit of cake shortening gives the cookies a soft crumbly texture and keeps the cookies from spreading out too much while baking. 
  • I used White Lily flour in the recipe. It’s a soft wheat flour that is perfect for baking. I use White Lily in everything I make and bake. So good quality flour is very important.
  • Next, is the combination of brown sugar and powdered sugar or confectioners’ sugar Powdered sugar, When used in cookie dough, it can create a finer, more tender crumb due to its fine texture. Cookies made with powdered sugar may spread less and have a lighter, softer texture compared to those made with granulated sugar.    – **Sweetness**: It dissolves faster and more thoroughly than granulated sugar, potentially creating a more uniform sweetness throughout the cookie.  – **Appearance**: Cookies made with powdered sugar might have a smoother surface.
  • Brown sugar-Moisture Content**: Brown sugar, which is granulated sugar with added molasses, introduces more moisture into the dough due to the hygroscopic nature of molasses. This results in chewier and more moist cookies.    -*Flavor**: The molasses in brown sugar adds a rich, caramel-like flavor to the cookies, which can enhance the overall depth of flavor and complement the chocolate chips.   Appearance and Texture**: Cookies made with brown sugar may spread more during baking due to the added moisture. They often have a darker color and a more pronounced flavor compared to cookies made with white sugars.
  • Extra pure vanilla extract is used in this recipe. A high quality vanilla extract gives the cookies an amazing flavor!!

Here are the ingredients that you will need to make Disney Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies: (Be sure to see the full printable recipe below this post.)

Unsalted butter

Brown sugar

Powdered sugar 

 Eggs

Vanilla extract

 All-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

salt

Semisweet chocolate chips. 

How to make Disney Floridian Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies 

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and shortening. Gradually add the brown sugar and powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough. NOTE: For the best results and from keeping the cookies from spreading, pop the dough in the freezer for about 15 to 20  minutes. I did this before scooping the dough into balls. 
  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The centers may appear slightly undercooked, but they will firm up as the cookies cool. Immediately after taking the cookies out of the oven, gently add a few chocolate chips to each cookie. Things optional but it really gives the cookies a bakery look.
  8. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. If you have any leftover cookies which I doubt you will, store them in airtight containers. They will stay soft and chewy for four or five days. They also freeze well. Just take them out of the freezer when you want a sweet treat and pop them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Delicious!!!

Helpful Tips:

– For an extra touch of Disney magic, use Mickey-shaped cookie cutters to shape the dough before baking. Kids (and kids at heart) will love the whimsical shapes!

– If you prefer a chewier texture, refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour before baking or if you are pressed on time, pop the dough in the freezer for about 15 to 20 minutes. This allows the flavors to meld together and results in a softer cookie and if the dough is colder, the cookies won’t spread as much. 

– Experiment with different types of chocolate chips, such as dark chocolate, white chocolate, or a combination of both, to customize the cookies to your liking.

Entertaining Suggestions:

– Host a Disney-themed movie night and serve these Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies as a sweet treat. Pair them with a classic Disney film like “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Lion King” for a truly magical experience.

Check out these other delicious cookie recipes.

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Melt in your mouth Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

The Best Snickerdoodle Cookies

The Best Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Snicker Bar Cookies

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Disney Floridian Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies


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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes -plus 15 minutes of chilling time in freezer
  • Cook Time: 12 to 13 minutes
  • Total Time: -57391959.8 minute
  • Yield: About 2 1/2 dozen

Description

Disney Floridian Chocolate Chip Cookies are a delightful way to bring a touch of Disney magic into your home. The combination of buttery dough and gooey chocolate chips will transport you to the enchanting world of Disney. 


Ingredients

½  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

2 Tablespoons shortening 

 1 cup brown sugar, packed

¾ cup powdered sugar, sifted and then measured 

 2 large eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, plus additional chocolate chips for adding on top after the cookies come out of the oven for a bakery look. 


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking matt
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and shortening. Gradually add the brown sugar and powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined.
  5. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, fold in the chocolate chips, ensuring they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  6. Pop the dough into the freezer for 15 minutes. (This is an important step. It keeps the cookie dough from spreading too much while baking.)
  7. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded dough onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart. If the dough is too soft, pop the cookie dough balls back in the freezer for a few minutes. I popped mine back into The freezer for an additional 10 minutes after I formed the balls.
  8. Bake for 12 to 13 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The centers may appear slightly undercooked, but they will firm up as the cookies cool. Note: Be careful not to overcook the cookies. Remember they will continue cooking for a few minutes after you take them out of the oven. 
  9. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and gently add 3 or 4 extra chocolate chips to each cookie. This will give your cookies a bakery look. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool and set for a few minutes before serving. 
  10. Enjoy the warm cookies with a cold glass of milk!

Notes

Do ahead/freeze Tip: You most certainly can make the dough up a day ahead. Cover tightly and store in the fridge until ready to scoop in balls a bake. Also cooked cookies freeze wonderfully for up to two months. Store in a freezer ziplock bag. You can take one or two cookies out at a time and pop them in the microwave for about 12 seconds or so. Taste like they just came out of the oven. Delicious!

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aletiadupree

Hi, my name is Aletia. I am a true blue Southern girl, cookbook author, entrepreneur, self-taught food photographer and lover of chocolate.