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Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care! Disney Cruise Line’s Mermaid Tail Cookie Recipe is Perfect for All Sea Dwellers!

Ahoy, swashbuckling pirates and mermaids! Grab your beach towel and your flip flops! #DisneyCruiseLife at Home just dropped a mind-blowing cookie recipe to add to your summer to-do list.

Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care! Disney Cruise Line’s Mermaid Tail Cookie Recipe is Perfect for All Sea Dwellers!

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You’ll be singing sea chanties while you mix up these mouth-watering Mermaid Tail Cookies! No need to make your own crustacean *ahem* creation, we’ve got the recipe for you right here!

Follow along with the recipe from Disney Family below and make a splash with these yummy treats! While you’re at it, don’t forget to try this Chocolate Soufflé recipe or these Guava Glazed Ribs recipe from Disney Cruise Line too! We think these recipes are perfect for going under the sea.

Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care! Disney Cruise Line’s Mermaid Tail Cookie Recipe is Perfect for All Sea Dwellers!

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  • Batch of chilled sugar cookie dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • Flour
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Cooling rack
  • Kitchen knife
  • White cookie icing
  • Candy necklaces or other small candies
  • Colored sugar (optional)
  • Food decorator pens (optional)

Helpful Tip

If the store-bought brand of dough you use is too soft to hold the cookie shapes during baking, you can knead in a little extra flour to stiffen it before rolling it out.


  1.  Print the template from the Disney Family website and cut it out. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness, then use the template and a knife to cut out mermaid tail cookies. Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and let them cool.
  2.  Working with one cookie at a time, spread cookie icing on the tail fin. Then spread more icing on a 2-inch section of the tail just above the fin and gently press candies into it, arranging them close together to resemble scales. Continue frosting and decorating the rest of the tail a section at a time until you reach the top. Or, you can simply sprinkle colored sugar on the icing in place of the candy.
  3.  Set the cookies aside until the icing hardens. Then use food decorator pens to embellish the tail fins with colorful lines, if you like.

Mermaid Hair, Don’t Care! Disney Cruise Line’s Mermaid Tail Cookie Recipe is Perfect for All Sea Dwellers!

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There you have it! We think these cookies are fit for a Mermaid Princess! Plus, they are the perfect substitution for all the Mermaid Cupcakes that we miss so much. These cookies should tie us over until we make it back to Magic Kingdom!

Did you make the mermaid cookies? Let us know how they turned out!

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If You Haven’t Tried This Chocolate Soufflé, You’re Missing Out!

Now more than ever, we’re looking for ways to bring the magic of Disney into your home. We recently brought you a virtual viewing of one of our most popular Broadway-style shows, and in today’s installment of #DisneyMagicMoments, we are showcasing one of my personal favorites – Palo!

If You Haven’t Tried This Chocolate Soufflé, You’re Missing Out! Chocolate Soufflé at Palo

The Italian-inspired  Palo restaurant  aboard each  Disney ship offers a superlative dining experience reserved exclusively for adults. Guests are invited to indulge in a menu of delectable modern Italian cuisine, coupled with a sophisticated atmosphere and superior service. But while Palo may be reserved for adults, here is a way to bring a taste of this experience to the entire family – make your own chocolate soufflé at home!

Palo Chocolate Soufflé
Serves 6


  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing the soufflé cups
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, plus more for dusting the soufflé cups
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 2 ounces (2/3 cup) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • Vanilla Sauce (recipe follows)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Set a full kettle of water on to boil.
  3. Butter six 4-ounce soufflé cups and coat with sugar; set aside.
  4. Bring the milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and cocoa to the butter and beat with a whisk to a smooth, paste-like consistency. Reduce heat and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Slowly add the hot milk, whisking until smooth, then blend in melted chocolate. Let cool for 5 minutes, then stir in egg yolks.
  6. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy. Slowly add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff, glossy peaks form. Stir a heaping spoonful of egg whites into the chocolate, then fold in the remaining whites just until combined.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared soufflé cups. Place cups in a large baking dish and add enough boiling water to reach halfway the sides of the soufflé cups.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve immediately, with warm vanilla sauce.

Vanilla Sauce


  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 small egg yolks


  1. Bring cream and vanilla bean to a low boil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Combine sugar and egg yolks.
  3. Add 2 spoonfuls of boiling cream to egg mixture and stir well, then pour back into the remaining cream and continue to cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.

Of course, the dining experience at Palo doesn’t end with the fine cuisine. Palo is also home to a robust menu of adult beverages, including inventive cocktails and classic reserve wines. The restaurant’s wine list, with 99 percent Italian wines, includes about 90 labels from all regions of Italy, including a sparkling Prosecco, a lush red Barolo made just for Palo, and some of the best Super Tuscans.

One of my favorite beverages at Palo, especially paired with brunch, is the restaurant’s signature Balsamic Grande cocktail. This refreshing drink features vodka, a splash of 5-year-old balsamic vinegar and fresh muddled strawberries. Check out this video to see how you can make it at home.

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes stories, recipes and other #DisneyMagicMoments coming your way from Disney Cruise Line on the Disney Parks Blog!

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This New Disney World Cookie Already Has Undergone a HUGE Change!

Earlier this week, we were truly shaken to our core when we found out The Polite Pig in Disney Springs was no longer selling the famous Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie! THE HORROR!

This New Disney World Cookie Already Has Undergone a HUGE Change!

R.I.P. Gideon’s Cookies at The Polite Pig!

Of course, we later found out WHY, and also much to our relief, The Polite Pig began offering its own replacement: hence the Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie was born!

But ever since the new cookie debuted at The Polite Pig, the results have been a mixed bag. Some people thought its over-the-top chocolate-chip-to-cookie-ratio was similar to a Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie! 

This New Disney World Cookie Already Has Undergone a HUGE Change!

New Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie at The Polite Pig

Even though the recipe is completely different from Gideon’s (it has BOURBON in it, people!) the cookies still looked pretty similar! The Polite Pig has since changed their recipe, and they’ve now swapped the chocolate chips for chocolate rock candies instead!

This New Disney World Cookie Already Has Undergone a HUGE Change!

Bourbon on the Rocks Cookie

They’ve also, rather cleverly, changed the treat’s name to the Bourbon on the Rocks Cookie!

This New Disney World Cookie Already Has Undergone a HUGE Change!

Bourbon on the Rocks Cookie

As you can see, it now looks VERY different from a Gideon’s Bakehouse Cookie. Taste-wise it’s exactly the same Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookie we tried earlier this week — minus the chocolate chips, of course!

This New Disney World Cookie Already Has Undergone a HUGE Change!

Bourbon on the Rocks Cookie

Our cookie was especially gooey and ate more like cookie dough. But it still had plenty of salt flakes sprinkled over the top to balance some of that sweetness. The Bourbon on the Rocks Cookie costs $5 and will be available all day long or until it sells out! We’ll be VERY interested in finding out what you guys think of them this time around!

Let us know if you’re looking forward to trying out the new Bourbon on the Rocks Cookie in the comments below!

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Recipe: These Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins Are Out of This World!

Did you know that Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back recently celebrated the 40th-anniversary of its theatrical debut? And what better way to celebrate than by baking up some delicious muffins!

Recipe: These Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins Are Out of This World!

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Looking for dessert after you’ve finished your Ronto Wrap and Fried Endorian Tip-Yip? These Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins are Galactic Empire-approved!

Even the most fearsome bounty hunters have to refuel! So, whip out your apron and pre-heat that oven because it’s time to start baking!

Recipe: These Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins Are Out of This World!

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • Green food gel dye
  • Edible shimmer dust
  • Red food gel dye
  • Black food gel dye


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep a muffin tin with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and stir in the butter, sour cream, mashed bananas, eggs, and vanilla, until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepped muffin tin. Bake for 17-19 minutes, until a toothpick test comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack.
  5. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter, powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt, until fluffy.
  6. Separate the frosting into three bowls, placing 1/2 in one bowl and stirring in the green food gel dye and shimmer dust to create a metallic icing. In the second bowl place 1/4 of the frosting, stirring in the red food gel dye. Into the third bowl stir the remaining frosting with black food gel dye.
  7. Spread the icing onto the muffins to create Boba Fett’s signature look.

We know we’ll be baking these Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins to get our Star Wars fix until our next visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!

Have you baked these Boba Fett Banana Bread Muffins? Share your review in the comments!

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Disney Recipe: Send Your Tastebuds to the Tropics With Disneyland’s Hawaiian Cheeseburger Recipe!

Oh, Disneyland Resort, what great food you have!!

While we totally have been craving some churros and all the snacks that Disneyland has to offer, we’ve got a way to take a trip to the parks straight from your kitchen!

Tangaroa Terrace is a great spot to chill out before hitting up the pool at the Disneyland Hotel. And, you can get grilling with you family this weekend by making Tangaroa Terrace’s famous Hawaiian Cheeseburgers (they’re just as good as they sound)!

Hawaiian Cheeseburger

Yup, our stomachs are already growling!! So, let’s get cooking and grilling with this Hawaiian Cheeseburger recipe from Disneyland!


You’ll need several ingredients to make the different parts of the Hawaiian Cheeseburger! First, you need to make the Slaw Dressing Green Papaya Slaw, Teriyaki Sauce, and Burgers separately before putting them all together to make one of the most tropical sandwiches around!

Ingredients Part One ©Disney

Ingredients Part Two ©Disney

Do you have everything ready to go? Let’s start mixing!


Start by making the Slaw Dressing before mixing it in to your Green Papaya Slaw 30 minutes before serving.


The Teriyaki Sauce brings that smoky and sweet flavor to the burger that is just SO good, we could eat three whole cheeseburgers just for the sauce!


After you’ve mixed up all your sauces and toppings, you’ll want to cook some bacon and pineapples before grilling your meat.


Then, you can stack your burger high and snack on your AWESOME Disney recipe masterpiece!! If you’re looking for a way to treat yourself this week, the Hawaiian Cheeseburger is definitely the way to do it.

Find out how you can build your own DIY tropical tiki hideaway to complete your evening!

What is your favorite thing to get at the Tangaroa Terrace in Disneyland? Let us know in the comments below!

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  3. Disney Recipe: Add a Little Sugar and Spice to Your Morning with Disneyland’s Pumpkin Muffins!

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