Friday, October 8, 2010

A Great Excuse for Carrot Cake Cookies

This past weekend at Walt Disney World was filled with all sorts of events from many different podcasts and blogs/sites. We had already planned a trip for late October by the time I heard about the fun. So, I decided I should coordinate something for those of us visiting the World around Halloween.  If you'll be there, please come by and say hello.  It will be very low-key.  Just a chance for an afternoon snack and some time to chat with other Disney fans.  To those of you who have already responded, we can't wait to meet you!!!


What: Growing Up Disney Meet
When: Saturday, October 30, 2010, 2-4:00pm
Where: Writer's Stop, Disney's Hollywood Studios

For more info, visit Click the "Count Me In" button if you think you'll be joining us.

In case you haven't tried the wonderful carrot cake cookies, which are the specialty of the house at Writer's Stop and the reason we chose this location, read on for Ridge's review below.

I have to give full credit to Lou Mongello for bringing this delectable morsel to my attention.  If you don't know what this is, let me see if I can paint you a picture in words because the name doesn't do it justice.  

Scene: our hero sets off to the Studios at rope drop to go on a mission, OK 2, possibly 3 missions. 
1: buy a special edition Jedi Mickey Mouse and Astromech droid with mouse ears for one of my best friend's soon-to-be step-son, 2: ride Star Tours one last time before it goes down for rehab (and hallelujah for that, I am a fan and all but it has needed updating for at least 10 years, but I digress...) and 3: buy a carrot cake cookie. 

Mission 1 & 2 accomplished; on to 3.  At $3.19 tax and all and the thing is the size of a Frisbee, it's worth making a visit to the Writer's Stop.  The Writer's Stop is on the way to Star Tours just past the Sci-Fi Drive-in.  It is as one might guess by the punny name, a book store, and what goes great with intellectuals and books?  Coffee and incredible baked goods.  Why Yes!  Sounds fantastic.  I'll have one of those and one of those. 

So to the cookie.  Take two half inch thick, 6 to 8 inch in diameter disks of carrot cake and sandwich between them a decadent cream cheese icing.  If I was guessing I would say the thing weighs in at a pound, a good 12 ounces at least.  It was pure joy to all those who love some carrot cake.  (And if you don't love some carrot cake and it's not because you have some kind of allergic reaction that would cause death...What is wrong with you? If your allergic reaction is not strong enough to cause death, this treat is really worth suffering through a little itchiness.)  It fed five adults with one cookie; however, I bought four of them as well as one chocolate chip and one white chocolate chip macadamia nut cookie. What if I really liked it? I certainly wasn't going to get back on that bus and suffer the slings and arrows to go back, it's all about planning ahead. Anyway all that came in just under 20 bucks. I say that was the best deal I got all day.


If you'd like to make your own carrot cake cookies, Ashley recently shared a recipe for them over at The Disney Driven Life.


  1. loved your post in Family and life in Las Vegas!

  2. Great article Amy! Wish I could go to the meet. We will have to meet up one day. Thank you so much for the mention. :)


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