Mickey Mouse-Shaped Beignets: Official Disney Recipe

One of the most sought after treats at Walt Disney World is the Mickey Mouse beignet. These are top notch, delicious, and can only be found at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter resort.

For many of us, these beignets start off our Disney vacation. We arrive at our resort and immediately make our way to Port Orleans to enjoy a warm Mickey shaped beignet with some amazing dipping sauce.

Now, thanks to Disney, we can enjoy a taste of Walt Disney World at home! Disney has released their official beignet recipe.

We recently made these beignets – and while nothing can beat a warm beignet at the French Quarter, this is a close second!

Mickey Mouse shaped beignets

Mickey Mouse-shaped Beignets

Makes 10 large Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets or 2 dozen small beignets
Total time: 3 hours (includes rest time for dough)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar

Directions:

Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.

yeast in hot water

Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl.

combining flour for beignets
Adding the flour to the liquid ingredients.

Stir in yeast mixture.

With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth.

beignet mixture
resting beignet dough

Let dough rest for 30 minutes.

Roll to 1/4-inch thickness.

rolling out beignet dough

Cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares.

Mickey Mouse cut outs
cutting out Mickey Mouse beignets

Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 

Mickey Mouse beignets rising

Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat.

Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side.

frying Mickey Mouse beignets
frying Mickey Mouse beignets

Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.  Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Mickey Mouse shaped beignets with powdered sugar

Recipe Tips

  • We used a slotted spoon to get the beignets out of the oil. It seemed like we were able to get a bit extra oil to drip back down into the pan.
  • The easiest way to dust the beignets is to use a sifter or a colander. If using a mesh colander simply drop some powdered sugar in the bowl and tap the sides.
dusting Mickey Mouse shaped beignets
  • These are best when eaten immediately, however, they still taste good a day or two later! We recommend putting them in the microwave for a few seconds and serving with a cup of coffee. The powdered sugar will melt into the beignet over the next day but you still can taste the sweet flavor.
  • You can make these beignets in any shape you want, but the Mickey Mouse shape puffs up perfectly in the oil. You can get Mickey Mouse cookie cutters here:

Mickey Mouse Shaped Beignets

The official Disney Parks Mickey Mouse Beignet Recipe
Total Time 3 hours

Ingredients
  

  • .5 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes
  • Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2 1/2 to 3-inch squares. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 
  • Using caution, heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.  Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Notes

Note: This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

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  • Katie Peterson

    Katie has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a little girl. She loves the magic of Disney and knows that all it takes is a little pixie dust to make your Disney trip special!

    Katie is married and has three kids. She has loved taking her kids to the most magical place on earth. Over the years of visiting Disney World she has learned some tips and tricks to help make your trip the best it can be. She is excited to share those ideas with you!

    When Katie isn't writing about Disney she enjoys hanging out with her family, hiking, and watching chick flicks. Katie's favorite Disney princess is Belle.

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