Travel to a Whole New World With Magic Carpet Cookies

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Aladdin was a very special part of my childhood. It was a Disney movie my sisters and I watched over and over again, singing along and quoting the Genie’s funny jokes. And now that I have a daughter, it’s been a wonderful experience getting to enjoy the Disney classics from my childhood with her!

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Aladdin was the first Disney movie she saw, so of course, it has a special place in her heart, too. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Aladdin, we made Magic Carpet Cookies together. And she had such a blast decorating them:

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I can’t wait to make more Disney memories with her!

For another magical recipe, try this Mickey Mini Cake:

Magic Carpet Cookies


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 2 ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg white
  • Purple food coloring
  • Yellow gel food coloring
  • Red sprinkles
  • Additional food coloring and sprinkle colors (optional)

Helpful Tip

All cutting should be done by an adult.


  1. Preheat oven to 375° degrees.

  2. Whisk together your sugar and applesauce.

  3. Add in your mashed bananas, vanilla, and milk — combining thoroughly.

  4. In a separate bowl, mix together your baking powder and flour.

  5. Combine your flour mixture with your wet mixture using a rubber spatula.

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  6. Spread flour on a cutting board, place a ball of the dough down, and sprinkle more flour on top. Roll it out flat, to about 1/8″ thick.

  7. Use a small knife to cut your magic carpet shapes.

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  8. Place your unbaked magic carpet cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9 minutes.

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  9. While your cookies are cooling, make your frosting.

  10. Fill a pot or double broiler with a couple inches of water, and bring to a boil.

  11. If using a pot, place a large bowl on top and place your frosting ingredients (egg white, sugar, and water) inside, beating fast until peaks form. If using a double broiler, place the ingredients in the top of your double broiler and beat until peaks form.

  12. Once the frosting is ready, add the food coloring and mix well.

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  13. Frost and decorate your magic carpet cookies for an Aladdin movie night!

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Posted 3 years Ago
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