In a not-so-far away magical land, Disney characters roam the streets and bursts of light illuminate the night sky surrounding Cinderella's castle. The name of this place is Disneyland, where the magic doesn't end at the endless rides and meeting Mickey Mouse himself. Stop by New Orleans Square and you'll find a jazzy spin on a typical beignet.

These beignets are Mickey Mouse shaped, and your trip to Disneyland would not be complete without them! Never been to Disneyland? No problem! I've got the recipe to give you a taste of Disneyland in bibbity bobbity no time. 

Mickey Mouse Beignets

  • Prep Time:2 hrs 15 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:2 hrs 25 mins
  • Servings:35
  • Easy


  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup boiling water
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Jam jelly or chocolate sauce
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  • Step 1

    Pour yeast into warm water and stir.

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  • Step 2

    Allow the yeast to stand for 15 minutes in warm water.

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  • Step 3

    Combine flour, sugar, vegetable shortening, salt, heavy cream, eggs, boiling water, and yeast mixture. Mix all ingredients until well-combined.

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  • Step 4

    Cover in plastic wrap and let it rest for half an hour.

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  • Step 5

    Uncover dough and roll it out to approximately 1/4 inch thickness.

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  • Step 6

    Cut out your beignets with your Mickey Mouse cookie cutter.

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  • Step 7

    Cover them with a towel and let it rise for 1-1.5 hours.

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  • Step 8

    Heat vegetable oil to 350 degree Fahrenheit in a pot over medium heat. Fry both sides of the beignet for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

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  • Step 9

    After drying beignets on paper towels, top them off with powdered sugar.

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  • Step 10

    Add jelly and/or chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

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