Get ready to give your sweet tooth a high five because I’m going to give you five reasons to order the Carrot Cake Cookie at The Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
With all of the buzz (pun intended!) over Starbucks locations popping up everywhere in Walt Disney World, The Writer’s Stop is unfortunately becoming an overlooked gem of a coffee shop inside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here are five reasons why I always walk right past the Starbucks, which is branded as The Trolley Car Cafe, and make a beeline over to The Writer’s Stop for a Carrot Cake Cookie:
Reason #1 – We all agree that the top of the muffin is way better than the stump, right? (Any Seinfeld fans out there?) This cookie is constructed like a sandwich with two carrot cake pieces that have a muffin top consistency, which are held together by a layer of cream cheese icing between them. I could probably stop here, drop the mic, and leave the stage. However, there’s more!
Reason #2 – The carrot cake pieces used to construct each cookie are super moist. If the cake is too dry, not only will it be lacking flavor, but it would also break apart into a million pieces as soon as you picked it up. Just be careful with the wax paper that’s used to serve the cookies because some of that moist cake goodness can be left behind if you’re too hot-to-trot when you peel the paper off.
Reason #3 – When it comes to cakes, it’s hard to strike a balance between the ratio of cake to icing. Too much icing and you’ll feel like your teeth are going to explode from the sugar. Too little icing and you’ll feel like you’ve been short-changed. Obviously, some serious science was employed to calculate the perfect cake-to-icing ratio that you’ll find with these little beauties.
Reason #4 – Speaking of icing, the cream cheese icing used here is perfect in my opinion. It strikes a great balance between a rich creaminess and sweetness. I’m normally not a huge fan of cake icing because it has no flavor, but this cream cheese icing is definitely on point.
Reason #5 – Most carrot cakes use raisins to add a nice texture element to the cake. The carrot cake here goes next-level with super plump golden raisins. While most raisins are lifeless little orbs, these raisins have a nice fruitiness that adds a rich complexity to the overall flavor profile of the cake.
Here’s a little tip from your buddy Johnny:
If you’re a Walt Disney World annual passholder like me, then you know about the 10% discounts you can get at a handful of the table-service restaurants in Walt Disney World just by flashing your pass. However, I found a loophole in that The Writer’s Stop is deemed to be a merchandise location, which makes it eligible for the 10% annual pass merchandise discount, even though it has a coffee and snack operation inside of it. That means you can flash your annual pass at the register and get 10% off of your carrot cake cookies there! HI-YOOO!
Johnny Shortsleeve lives a hop, skip, and a jump from Walt Disney World, so chances are good that you’ll find him hanging out there when he’s got some free time. The dude likes to eat, so he definitely knows his way around the restaurants property. If Johnny’s not wandering around Walt Disney World, you can find him cranking out cool stuff and giving people high fives at: Facebook.com/JohnnyShortsleeve.