My son and I have a tradition when we visit Disney California Adventure Park. The very first thing we do after we enter through the gate is head to Pixar Pier.
As soon as Pixar Pier is in our sights we become excited and our casual walk becomes more brisk in its pace as we head with great anticipation to the Incredicoaster.
After experiencing the highspeed thrills of the Incredicoaster, we exit the attraction and head to a small food cart located around the corner. This cart sells assorted milk and cookies. But not just any cookies, this cart sells Jack-Jack’s num nums! The cookie we purchase, and perhaps the real reason we head to Pixar Pier in the first place, is the ooey gooey Jack-Jack Chocolate Chip Cookie Num Num.
Now that the Disney Parks are closed, I am truly missing all the Disney snacks and treats, including this very special and delicious cookie.
Thanks to Pixar Pastry Chef Marylou Jaso, we can now bake Jack-Jack Num Num cookies from home!
*1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg AND 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 1/4 cup flour, and 1 cup chocolate chips.
First step is to brown your butter
When the directions called for me to brown my butter, I was a bit baffled, I had never browned butter before. Sure, get it to room temperature, maybe even cheat a little and stick it in the microwave, but to take out a pan and cook down the butter was a whole new experience for me. I’m glad I didn’t cheat on this step. It’s so important you don’t either as it truly adds depth to the cookie’s flavor. Once it’s been melted down, let it cool until it begins to solidify.
Next, grab your mixer (or a fork with a strong hand) and a mixing bowl to cream together your butter, sugars and salt. Make sure it’s mixed until light and fluffy.
My children enjoy taking turns mixing the batter.
Next, add one egg PLUS one yolk and the vanilla.
Next comes the fun part. Add in the chocolate chips.
Now the difficult part… the waiting
After forming these cookies into round balls, you’ll need to refrigerate for at least an hour, preferably overnight, which is what I chose to do, which was the difficult part for the kids having to wait.
It’s now the next day
Preheat your oven to 350°. Once heated, open up your fridge and take those beautiful round balls of chocolate chip goodness out of your fridge. You might notice, like I did, that a ball or two will not be as round as you had once formed them. In my case, that was due to my two little chef helpers who apparently couldn’t help themselves.
Into the oven they go.
Bake the cookies at 350° for 7 to 10 minutes. You’ll want the cookies to have a golden brown edge, but still soft in the center.
Once 7 to 10 minutes pass, take out those gorgeous Jack-Jack Chocolate Chip cookie Num Nums! They taste great out of the oven nice and warm. Enjoy!!
I’d love to hear how your cookies turned out.