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Disneyland Beignets Recipe

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Get ready to bring a taste of the Happiest Place on Earth into your own kitchen with this irresistible Disneyland Beignets recipe! These pillowy-soft treats Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets, dusted with a generous coating of powdered sugar, are a beloved Disneyland favorite that captures the essence of New Orleans Square. So fire up your frying pan and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that’ll leave your taste buds dancing with joy!

Mickey Beignet from Mint Julep Bar at Disneyland

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About Disneyland Beignets

There’s something utterly magical about biting into a warm Disneyland beignet, especially when it’s shaped like Mickey Mouse. Found at New Orleans Square within Disneyland Resort or at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter in Walt Disney World, these fluffy, fried dough pastries are a staple.

Whether enjoyed at the Mint Julep Bar or Café Orleans, they’re a symbol of the most classic Disney snacks of all time, bringing a real authentic Disneyland experience to fans everywhere. 

Mint Julep Bar at Disneyland

Mickey Beignet Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Yeast: To start your dough’s rising process. 
  • Warm Water: Helps to activate the yeast. 
  • Evaporated Milk: For a rich dough, can substitute with whole milk. 
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil: A must for frying to golden perfection. 
  • Sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness to the dough. 
  • Vanilla Extract: To flavor your beignets. 
  • Egg: Binds the dough together. 
  • All-Purpose Flour: The base of your beignet dough. 
  • Baking Powder: Gives lift to your beignets. 
  • Powdered Sugar: For that signature sweet coating.

How to Make Mickey Mouse Beignets

The first thing you’ll want to note, is that this dough needs to be refrigerated for a long period of time before using. Because of this, I like to make the dough the night before I plan to make the beignets.

[Step 1] In a small bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.

Yeast and Water to make Holliday Mickey Beignets

[Step 2] In a large bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, add the yeast mixture, evaporated milk, oil, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and 2 cups flour. Beat the dough in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment at medium speed until smooth.

Mickey Beignet Dough

[Step 3] Replace the paddle attachment with a dough hook attachment of an electric mixer and add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that is still a little sticky.

A dough hook used to make Holiday Mickey Beignets

[Step 4] Place the dough in an greased bowl, covered with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least two hours to overnight.

dough rising in a bowl

[Step 5] Punch down the dough and turn it out on a floured surface. Roll out the dough into a 12×16 inch rectangle. Either cut the dough into 2 or 3-inch squares or us a Mickey cookie cutter to make Mickey shaped beignets.

Cut out Mickey Beignets

[Step 6] Heat the oil in a large pan or deep fryer to 375 degrees. Fry 2-3 beignets at a time until golden brown.

Holiday Mickey Beignet

[Step 7] Line a cooling rack with paper towels. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove the Mickey Beignets from the hot oil and place them on the paper towels for 1-2 Minutes.

A Mickey Beignet and a bag of powdered sugar

[Step 8] Pour about 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a paper bag and add one beignet at a time. Close the bag and shake until the beignet is covered with powdered sugar. For best results, serve the Mickey Beignets warm

Mickey Beignet

Helpful Kitchen Tools

Beignet dough shaped like Mickey Mouse on a baking sheet.

How to Store Disney Beignets

Have you ever wondered what to do with those few Mickey-shaped beignets that somehow escaped being devoured? Fret not, for keeping them as delightful as when they first came out of the fryer is easy.

Firstly, ensure they cool down entirely to avoid any sogginess. Then, seal them tightly in an airtight container. If they’re to be savored within a day or two, popping them in the fridge will keep them fresh.

For a longer stint, the freezer is your friend, preserving their magic till you’re ready for that next bite. Remember, warm beignets bring a sprinkle of Disneyland joy to any day, so storing them well means you can relive the Disney magic whenever you please. 

Flavor Variations

  • Pumpkin Beignets: Perfect for fall, add a dash of pumpkin spice to the dough for a warm, seasonal twist. 
  • Hot Cocoa Beignets: Incorporate cocoa powder for a chocolaty delight, reminiscent of those chilly times at Disneyland and Disney World. 
  • Candy Cane Beignets: Crush candy canes into your powdered sugar for a festive, minty December treat. 
A Homemade Mickey Mouse Beignet and Minnie Mouse Ears

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a regular cookie cutter if I don’t have a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter?

Yes, you can use any cookie cutter shape, but to get that real authentic Disneyland experience, a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter works best. 

Is it possible to bake the beignets instead of frying them?

While traditional Disneyland beignets, like the ones served at Mint Julep Bar and Café Orleans, are fried for that classic texture, you can bake them for a healthier option, though the texture will differ.

Any tips on how to get the perfect snack every time? 

Ensure your oil is at the right temperature (350 degrees) for frying to achieve that golden perfection reminiscent of warm beignets from Disneyland’s New Orleans Square. 

What is a beignet?

A beignet is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux pastry. Beignets may also be made from other types of dough, including yeast dough, which is what will be used in this recipe. I was first introduced to beignets when I visited New Orleans with my husband and son. We had no idea where we were going or what we were doing in the city, we just happened to come across an eatery called Cafe Du Monde. Boy am I glad we did. When I learned that beignets were available at Disneyland and they were shaped like Mickey Mouse, I was totally excited!

A plate full of Mickey Mouse shaped beignets, covered in powdered sugar.

Final Thoughts

Making Mickey Beignets at home truly captures the joy and magic of Disneyland right in your very own kitchen. I urge you to try this delightful recipe and share the enchanting experience with your loved ones.

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A Mickey Beignet covered in powdered sugar made with premade pizza dough.

Homemade Mickey Beignets Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Passive Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 24 minutes

A homemade recipe for Mickey Beignets found at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. A simple sweet dough that is fried to perfection and coated in powdered sugar will bring the tastes and magic of Disney right to your kitchen!


  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Yeast
  • 1/4 Cup Warm Water
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Oil, Vegetable or Canola
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • Oil for Frying
  • Powdered Sugar for Dusting


  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the evaporated milk, oil, sugar, egg, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat the dough in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until smooth.
  4. Replace the paddle attachment with a dough hook. Add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough that is still a little sticky.
  5. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least two hours to overnight.
  6. Punch down the dough and turn it out on a floured surface.
  7. Roll out the dough into a 12x16 inch rectangle. Either cut the dough into two inch squares or us a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter to make Mickey shaped beignets.
  8. Heat the oil in a large pan or deep fryer to 375 degrees.
  9. Fry 2-3 beignets at a time until golden brown.
  10. Line a cooling rack with paper towels. Place the fried Mickey Beignets on top of the paper towels for 1-2 Minutes.
  11. Place some powdered sugar in a paper sack. Add one beignet at a time to the bag. Close the bag and shake until the beignet is covered with powdered sugar.
  12. For best results, serve the Mickey Beignets warm.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 Beignet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 4g

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Thursday 29th of July 2021

I’m trying out the recipe right now. The directions say to add salt, but salt is not in the ingredient list. Can you tell me how much salt to add?


Thursday 29th of July 2021

You need 1/2 teaspoon of salt. I’ll get that fixed. Thanks for letting me know 😊

JoMarie Soden

Friday 29th of June 2018

Hi! I'm wanting to make these for my daughter and son's Disney World themed birthday. I know they won't be warm, but is it possible to make them the day before and then warm them in the oven the day of? Thanks!


Friday 29th of June 2018

I haven't tried, but I think that might work. What I would do is make them the day before without covering them in powdered sugar. After you warm them up on the second day, dip them in melted butter before shaking them in the paper bag with powdered sugar. Let the powdered sugar dry and if needed, return beignets to the bag and shake again until enough powdered sugar has coated them. Don't dip in melted butter again, just shake in bag. Let me know how they turn out!

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