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REVIEW: Your Heart Will Melt With These New Mickey Mouse Treats at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

We headed over to Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa to check out what treats the holiday cart has to offer for Valentine’s Day this year. Keep on reading for our review of these adorable treats.

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“In the lobby of the Grand Californian, stop by the holiday cart for darling and delicious Mickey Mouse-shaped Valentine’s cookies, heart-shaped sugar cookies, chocolate Minnie Mouse-shaped crisped rice treats, chocolate dipped strawberries, and ombre macarons.”

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Mickey-shaped Valentine Cookie – $9

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This is the standard Disneyland shortbread that they trot out at every holiday and festival not only at this holiday cart in the Grand Californian Hotel, but also in bakery cases across the resort.

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It’s a standard shortbread cookie — hard, crumbly, and fairly sweet. The icing on top, which seems more ample on this Valentine’s cookie than it was on some of the previous iterations we had at other holidays, gives it a creamy sweet edge.

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This cookie hits home and satisfies the craving for a classic sweet treat, but it’s not pushing any boundaries or trying to be anything inventive. It looks great on social media and the flavor is adequate but not amazing.

Heart-shaped Linzer Cookie – $9

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This is a linzer-style cookie — two heart-shaped shortbreads rolled thinner and crispier, with raspberry jam sandwiched in between them.

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The cookies themselves, being thinner and crispier than the traditional shortbread, are even more enjoyable with a heartier crunch, and the raspberry jam brings a bright pop of fruit flavor in between them that sets this apart from the other cookies being offered at the table.

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While not quite the best seasonal cookie we’ve had at Disneyland, it definitely is among the upper echelon of cookies of this type.

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With a Mickey-shaped window in the top cookie to reveal the jam, and pink and white icing on top, this cookie looks great on a social media feed and tastes great to boot. We highly recommend this cookie if you visit the Grand Californian Hotel holiday cart.

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We also grabbed photos of some of the other treats also available for purchase at the holiday cart.

Assorted Cookie Box – $24

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You can purchase this pink cookie box, tied with a bow, with an assortment of cookies offered at the holiday cart. This would make for a perfect gift for a loved one on Valentine’s Day.

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Ombre Valentine Macarons – $20

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This purple box of macarons is also very gift-worthy. It’s a purple box, also tied with a bow, with macaron flavors of cookies and cream, dark chocolate, cherry, blood orange, rose, and lemon.

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Red Velvet Cookie Shot – $8 (non-alcoholic) or $16 (alcoholic)

Milk, Chocolate Milk, or Strawberry Milk (non-alcoholic)

Baileys, Grand Marnier, or Captain Morgan (alcoholic)

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Take a shot at love this Valentine’s Day with this Red Velvet Cookie Shot, offered as alcoholic or non-alcoholic.

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Chocolate Minnie-shaped Crisped Rice Treat – $6

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And the classic Minnie Mouse rice crispy treat gets a Valentine’s Day twist with her polka-dots being in the shape of hearts.

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Will you be trying any of these new lovely treats? Let us know in the comments!

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