How To Make Disneyland’s Mickey Mouse-Shaped Beignets At-Home [VIDEO]

By bonneville on April 27, 2020

One of my fave Disneyland treats is Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets served at Mint Julep Bar and Cafe Orleans. They’re so buttery and sweet, loaded with LOTS of powder sugar, and melt right into your mouth! A Cast Member went behind the scenes to share how you can make them at home with your family. Quarantine and chill and watch how to make Mickey’s Beignets Here!

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Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 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


  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. Use a dough hook attachment of an electric mixer and put on medium speed. Mix dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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