After our fun with Emile's Fromage Montage during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival earlier this year, I knew we had to participate in the Holiday Cookie Stroll. Participation in the Holiday Cookie Stroll is super easy. All you have to do is purchase five sweet cookies from select locations during the Festival and make sure to collect your matching stamp for each cookie you purchase. You'll know which menu items are part of the Holiday Cookie Stroll by looking for the cookie icon located next to each item in the Festival Passport and on the menu board outside the booth.
Let's review the 5 cookies:
1. Black and White Cookie - L'Chaim! Holiday Kitchen - Between France and Morocco
This was the first cookie we tried on the Holiday Cookie Stroll and it did not disappoint! It tasted like your classic Black and White Cookie but with much more of a lemon flavor than I'm used to. It was still very tasty but if you're not a fan of lemon/citrus, you may not enjoy this cookie. I found it delightful and would rank this cookie an 8/10.
|Black and White Cookie|
2. Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE Dark Chocolate - American Holiday Adventure - The American Adventure
This was one of my favorite cookies on the stroll! It was absolutely delicious and was the perfect amount of chocolate for me. I'm not sure if I could eat the whole cookie by myself (especially with eating all the other cookies on the stroll), but splitting it was great. Its a decent size cookie so you can easily share with others. In fact, most of the cookies on the stroll were shareable sizes. I'd rate this cookie a 9/10.
|Chocolate Crinkle Cookie made with DOVE Dark Chocolate|
|Festival Passport with our first two stamps|
3. SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces - Yukon Holiday Kitchen - Canada
I'm a big fan of Snickerdoodle cookies so I was excited to try the SNICKERS-Doodle cookie. I thought this cookie was good but it wasn't great. Don't get me wrong...it was a good cookie! I think my expectations were just set too high. Does that ever happen to you? I built it up too much in my mind and then it didn't deliver. If you like Snickerdoodle cookies and SNICKERS candy bars, give this cookie a try. I'd give it a solid 7/10.
|SNICKERS-Doodle Cookie made with SNICKERS bar pieces|
4. Gingerbread Cookie - Holiday Hearth Desserts - Near Port of Entry
This was my least favorite cookie but in fairness, I only got to try a bite before my 2 year old ate the whole thing. So, it was a big hit with my son! From the bite I tried, I thought it was a little dry and didn't have much flavor. I asked my son if he wanted to try a bite and before I knew it, it was gone. He ate the rest and seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. From the little bite I had, I'd have to rank this a 4/10 but my son may differ on that opinion.
5. Linzer Cookie - Bavaria Holiday Kitchen - Germany
|Prizes for completing the 2021 Holiday Cookie Stroll|
|50th Anniversary cookie, Freeform Christmas ornament |
and Peppermint Sundae in souvenir cup
The Epcot International Festival of the Holidays runs through December 30, 2021 so there's not much time left to complete the Holiday Cookie Stroll. If you're visiting Epcot soon, I highly recommend this activity.
Have you already completed the Holiday Cookie Stroll? If so, what did you think? Let us know in the comments.