EPCOT’s Festival of the Holidays is here at Walt Disney World, and so the Cookie Stroll! Here’s our ad-free review of the 2020 Cookie Stroll!
Epcot’s Festival of the Holidays is in full swing and the cookie stroll is back. The same five base cookies are available for purchase around the World Showcase as in previous years but the completer cookie is new … and adorable!
What is the cookie stroll?
There seems to be some confusion on what the Cookie Stroll is, so let’s clear this up. First, make sure to grab a passport at the entrance or at one of the holiday food booths.
Next, make a plan. Which way are you going to walk? Are you trying to get all the cookies in one day?
One of the nice things about the cookie stroll is that it doesn’t have to be completed in one day!
Finally, make sure you know which booths have the cookies so you don’t have to make an extra trip around the “world.”
All of the cookies are $2.50 each. You need to buy the five designated cookies in the World Showcase to get the 6th completer cookie free!
That means you can complete the whole stroll for $12.50. Six cookies for $12.50 is quite the deal on Disney property.
Make sure to have your passport stamped at each location so you can collect your free completer cookie at the end!
A Stroll Around the World
Depending on if you start in Canada or Mexico will determine which cookie you come across first. Either way you go it will take one (or more) trips around to complete the stroll.
Available at: Bavaria Holiday Kitchen
We started walking towards Mexico so didn’t come across a cookie until Germany.
This actually ended up being my son’s favorite and probably mine too. It is a thin but delicious pair of cookies with a raspberry and elderberry filing. The powdered sugar on the top is a nice touch.
The cookie is light and fruity which is probably why we loved it so much!
Chocolate Crinkle Cookie
Available at: American Holiday Table
Found at the American Adventure Pavilion, the chocolate crinkle cookie was probably actually our second favorite cookie.
Just like it sounds the cookie is mostly chocolate with a powdered sugar coating. The cookie itself is soft and delicious.
Black and White Cookie
Available at: L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen
The L’Chaim Holiday Kitchen is located between the Morocco and France Pavilions at EPCOT. This is a thin cookie covered in plain and chocolate icings.
Last year this cookie was at the top of our list but this year the hard frosting was just too thick. Overall the cookie felt heavy to us.
Available at: The World Showplace
The next, and very classic, cookie can be found in the World Showplace. This venue has been open for both Festivals since reopening. The gingerbread cookie can be found at the Festival Favorites booth inside the building.
We were excited about this cookie as we both love gingerbread. The cookie lacked significant taste and was a little dry.
Compared to the other dessert choices available at the World Showplace, this cookie was a little disappointing.
Peppermint Pinwheel Cookie
Available at: Yukon Holiday Kitchen
Canada was the last location we needed to purchase a cookie. The peppermint pinwheel was near the top of my list because of the light minty taste. It was also one of the cutest cookies in the stroll.
To me, it was the most refreshing of all the cookies but my son did not enjoy it.
Regardless it was the 5th cookie we had to purchase to finish the stroll… now on to our reward!
Minnie Peppermint Cookie
Available at: Holiday Sweets and Treats
The Minnie Peppermint Cookie is free if you have purchased the other 5 and have the stamps to prove it!
Once you show the stamps to the cast member at the Showcase Plaza, you’ll receive your final stamp and the approval to collect your free cookie.
The cookie itself is a sugar cookie with a hint of mint in the frosting. This cookie comes packaged so you do have the choice to enjoy this cookie at home or in your hotel room should you choose.
We really enjoyed collecting the stamps— and the cookies. My son and I took our time working our way around the World Showcase.
I can see why others might do this in more than one trip or share with another person. I even saw some people bring re-sealable bags to enjoy some of their desserts later.
The 2020 EPCOT Cookie Stroll
Give yourself a big pat on the back… You did it! Also, you can buy this super cute cookie jar to commemorate your stroll (or to store the extra cookies in).
Do you dare try to finish the stroll in one day? We’d love to know your favorites!
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