REVIEW: Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip & Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookies Arrive at Gideon’s Bakehouse for September 2023 at Disney Springs

Brit Tuttle

REVIEW: Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip & Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookies Arrive at Gideon’s Bakehouse for September 2023 at Disney Springs

September has arrived, and with it comes the special monthly cookies at Gideon’s Bakehouse in Disney Springs. We got both and reviewed them to see if they’re worth the trip.

September 2023 at Gideon’s Bakehouse

September 2023 Menu Gideon's Bakehouse

This month’s menu card features Stuart Valencia and Bonnie Brae, and sees the return of their cookies to the menu, though one has a new twist.

The Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie, otherwise known as “Stuart’s Cookie,” is returning once again, after originally debuting back in April 2021.

September 2023 Menu Gideon's Bakehouse

The Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie is an updated version of the Lemon Poppyseed Cookie, also named “Bonnie’s Cookie.”

Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie – $6

vanilla bean cookie dough fused with orange and mixed with dark chocolates, South Florida pecan pralines, and candied orange peel

Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

This Florida-themed cookie starts off with a vanilla bean cookie base, a staple of Gideon’s lineup which will please most palates. The base is then infused with a massive kick of orange flavoring, joined by candied orange peels on the top.

Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

The orange flavor is not subtle, and the candied oranges give it a slightly artificial taste, even though we know Gideon’s is using organic orange.

Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

The dark chocolate chips are heavily added, both inside and out, and are the strongest flavor. This tastes like a chocolate chip cookie with orange added, not the other way around.

Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

Finally, the pecan pralines are a nice addition but difficult to identify among the other flavors and textures.

Orange Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

Overall, if you enjoy the combination of chocolate and orange, you can’t go wrong with this cookie — but snackers looking for a more subdued taste have come to the wrong place.

Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie (Bonnie’s Cookie) – $6

lemon poppyseed cookie filled with poppyseeds and white chocolate, topped with lemon butter crumbs covered in a thin sugar glaze

Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

If you like your cookies on the crispy side, don’t get this cookie. If you dislike lemon, don’t get this cookie. But if you love moist cookies and lemon flavor, you’ll enjoy Gideon’s latest monthly offering.

Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

There are no subtle hints with this treat, as the lemon flavor really comes on strong.

Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

The crumbs on top of the cookie are flaky, but as you go deeper, you get to an almost dough-like consistency on the bottom. The poppyseeds add visual interest, but not much otherwise in the way of flavor or texture.

Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

The melted white chocolate chips inside don’t do much to counter the tartness of the lemon, but they do offer some creaminess once you reach them.

Lemon Poppy Crumb Cookie Gideon's Bakehouse

The sugar glaze on top is super sticky, so be sure to have a napkin or wet wipe handy — or better yet, enjoy this with a fork or spork instead of your hands.

As always with a Gideon’s cookie, your best bet is to find a fellow lover of lemon to share this with, or have an adequate to-go container on-hand.

gideon's bakehouse

These cookies are both only available at Gideon’s Bakehouse hrough the end of September, and there’s a limited supply of them available each day. Gideon’s Bakehouse’s previous monthly cookies include the “Eternal Flame” cookie and a peanut butter chocolate swirl cookiewhich they also made available as a cookie cake.

Have you tried either of this month’s special cookies yet? Which Gideon’s Bakehouse cookie is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Brit Tuttle

    Brit didn't grow up going to the Disney Parks, but had basically the next best thing: the Phantom Manor ride operations simulator flash game and the Disney Sing-Along Songs Beach Party at Walt Disney World VHS. You can email them at brittani@wdwnt.com.