Celebrate National Cherry Day With Disney

Cherry cookie
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Today’s the day! It’s National Cherry Day! The delicious red fruit has been featured in many different desserts throughout Disney World. Guests can always expect something new, exciting, and unique when visiting Disney Parks. The food options are no other. Regardless of your favorite flavor, it’s almost guaranteed Disney has it.

The cherry fruit or flavor has appeared in many Disney favorites. Disney has released a soft serve cherry flavor, a DOLE Whip cherry flavor, and a cherry slushie. Guests can find a Japanese Shaved Ice snack with cherry flavor at Kabuki Cafe. Today, Disney is releasing Disney’s Riviera Resort signature cookie recipe featuring cherries to commemorate National Cherry Day.

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Riviera Signature Cookie at Primo Piatto

Also featured on Disney Eat’s Instagram, the signature recipe is the perfect balance between a sweet and salty dessert. Typically cherries are seen in pies or cobblers, which gives this cookie a new twist on a dessert. The released recipe comes with a cook’s note, depending on how you’d like your cookie to come out. Disney notes the recipe makes 18-24 cookies.

Cherry cookies

Credit: Disney Parks Blog


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cup oats, ground
  • 3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, ground
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup dried cherries, finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Sea salt flakes, to taste

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Dole Whip

Credit: Disney World

The full recipe, chef’s notes, and directions can be found on the downloadable recipe here. This delicious sweet, salty treat is the perfect way to bring the magic of Disney into your own home. Discover more ways to celebrate National Cherry Day, like these cherry-pistachio DOLE Whip nachos!

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.