Another day, another Disney theme park recipe revealed (as if Dole Whip and grilled cheese weren’t enough). This time, it’s animation studio Pixar’s turn, and it’s sharing the recipe for Jack Jack’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Num Nums (their name, not ours) from The Incredibles 2.
A little backstory, because that name deserves some explanation: In the film, when Jack Jack (a baby with superpowers) gets angry, cookies are the remedy to calm him down. In real life, the cookies are served at Disneyland’s Pixar Pier. But since you can’t currently head there to taste one (or five), making them at home is the next best option. Thankfully, the recipe requires pretty standard ingredients. Here’s how to whip them up yourself.
Jack Jack’s Chocolate Chip Num Num Cookies Recipe
1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened
1¼ packed cups brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2¼ all-purpose cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Cook, swirling occasionally, until the butter has browned and started to foam, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer to a medium bowl to cool until it begins to solidify.
2. When the butter is solid, add the brown sugar, granulated sugar and salt. Using a hand mixer, cream the mixture until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla, and mix to combine.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda and whisk to combine. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop the dough into balls onto the prepared baking sheet, and transfer to the fridge to chill, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
5. When the cookies have chilled, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake the cookies until the edges are golden brown but the centers are still soft, 7 to 10 minutes.
Wait, these “num nums” have browned butter in them? How fancy. (Proof that you should never judge a book cookie by its cover name.)