Christmas Vegan Butter Snowflake Cookie from Croissant Moon Bakery

Photo by Jon Self

Anne Burrell, the celebrity chef, gets credit for a famous quote about questions. The quote tells people that “Part of success is asking questions and listening to the answers.” Many of us don’t ask the right question and sometimes don’t listen to the answers either. I tried the “Vegan Butter Snowflake Cookie” at Universal Orlando. I have questions. Also, I would like to hear some answers about this Christmas dessert. This holiday treat can be found at the Croissant Moon Bakery at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park.

Photo by Jon Self

Where do I start? Is this really vegan? Why do you call it a cookie? Why is it only $3.79? How come this item only appears in the bakery checkout at Croissant Moon Bakery? Since this quick service location closes at 4:00 pm (and sometimes earlier), how do I purchase one of these gifts after that time? Is this cookie an acceptable breakfast since Croissant Moon Bakery opens at park opening every day? Will this gift continue in some form after the Christmas celebration ends? Okay, I need some answers for “research purposes” only of course.

The “Vegan Butter Snowflake Cookie” brings a sweet taste of the holidays to all guests alike. He suspected that this Christmas dessert would be good. Universal Orlando has been constantly improving its vegan dining offerings. However, when I saw this “cookie” provided at the media event, I knew that Universal Orlando understood the quality of this snowflake.

Photo by Jon Self

The consistency of this will be a bit thick for some people. However, that would be to be expected with a vegan treat. In fact, this is more like a small cake than a cookie, and I preferred to use a fork for this dessert. I’d also like to confess that I enjoyed these a little too much at the media event. Once again I would like to express my gratitude to Attractions magazine for allowing me to participate in that event.

However, this leads to another important question that needs an answer. Did Universal Orlando simply provide better quality food for the media compared to what guests would buy in the parks? I went looking for an answer. I ran into the Universal Food Blog gang coming out of Croissant Moon Bakery. Of course, I joined them.

The vegan cookie came under scrutiny. In general, everyone enjoyed it. The only valid criticism is related to the dense nature of this cookie. Again, I would call it a cake. For $3.79, this is a great value. Did I mention this qualifies as vegan friendly?

Photo by Jon Self with the help of Universal Food Blog

I asked a lot of questions. I have some answers. The top answer states that this treat tastes good whether it’s at a media event or just another day at the park. As a food blogger, I’m prone to hyperbole, but this might be the best food item under $4 at any theme park.

Croissant Moon Bakery also serves two other Christmas bakery items. They are the “Grinch Vanilla Mini Cake” for $5.49 and the “Ornamental Sugar Cookie” for $3.79. I found these are good too, but not as good as the Vegan Butter Snowflake Cookie. As always, eat like you mean it!

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