Bring a little bit of Disney magic to your home with these copycat Jack Jack num num cookies. You’ll love how thick and gooey this giant chocolate chip cookie is, just like Jack Jack’s num num cookies at Disneyland and Disney World. They’re perfect for Disney parties or enjoying your favorite Disney treat when you can’t get to the theme parks!
One of the best Disneyland snacks I’ve ever tried are the Jack-Jack cookie num nums. They’re something I get every time I’m at the parks, even if I’m only there for one day. If you’ve never tried them, grab one on your next trip!
I always head over to Disney California Adventure Park to grab one before I get in line to ride the Incredicoaster. (Also, make sure to keep your nose peeled on the coaster for when Mr. Incredible is trying to feed Jack Jack one of these cookies – it smells like Jack-Jack’s num num cookies!).
Weirdly, they also have them at Walt Disney World near Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios but for some reason or another, they just aren’t nearly as good. They don’t even make my top Disney World snacks list!
Unfortunately I don’t get to go to the Disney parks as often as I’d like, so I decided I needed to figure out a way to make this popular treat at home when I couldn’t get to the happiest place on earth! And lucky for me, Disney shared the actual recipe for my favorite treat!
These deep dish cookies are a delicious treat packed full of chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chunks with a tasty gooey center. Each one looks like a personal cookie cake and believe me, you won’t want to share! Just make enough for everyone to have their own!
Any Disney fan would agree these giant chocolate chip cookies are best served warm and if you’re eating them at home, enjoy the warm cookie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream right on top!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Great for sharing – these cookies are already individually wrapped in their own cookie cup (or paper liners) which makes them easy to share or bring for a Disney movie night or cookie exchange.
- Great copycat recipe - this Disney copycat recipe is exactly like the Jack Jack cookie num nums found at the Disney parks. If you like the Disney cookies, you’ll love these.
- Easy to make - these are surprisingly easy to make with simple instructions. The hardest part is not eating them all once they come out of the oven.
- Butter - salted is preferred but you can use unsalted if that’s what you have on hand. I would recommend adding an extra 1/8 teaspoon salt if using unsalted.
- Brown sugar - I used light brown but for a richer flavor you can use dark brown sugar.
- Mini chocolate chips – I used semi-sweet chocolate for this but you can use whatever kind you prefer. I always love using high-quality chocolate chips such as Ghirardelli or Nestle when making something like this.
- Chocolate chunks – again I used semi-sweet but you can use dark or milk chocolate chips as well. Chunks are preferred but chips will work too.
- Cookie cups - finding these is the hardest part of the recipe, these are the ones I used and worked great! You can try using a shallow tart dish, but baking them directly on a baking sheet won’t give you the same results. Or if you’d prefer to use a paper cookie liner instead, these would work as well.
How to make Num Num Cookies
These Jack-Jack cookie num nums are much like other cookie recipes and really easy to replicate. Simply follow the instructions below and you’ll be enjoying your very own cookie in no time!
1 – Make The Dough
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the baking sheet by placing nine 4 inch shallow paper baking cups onto a large baking sheet and spraying the inside of the cookie cups with nonstick spray.
In a the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cold butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Then mix on medium speed for about three minutes to cream butter and sugar together, scraping the sides of the mixing bowl periodically until the texture of the mixture is light and fluffy.
If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer for this as well.
Next add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix again until everything is well blended.
In a separate bowl, slowly whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt until they are combined into a bowl of dry ingredients.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until all the ingredients form a soft dough.
Stir in the mini chocolate chips and a fourth a cup of chocolate chunks until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough. Be careful not to over-mix or you won’t get the ooey gooey baby Jack Jack cookies you’re looking for!
2 – Bake And Serve
Add 1/2 cup of dough into each baking cup and gently press down with a scoop to press the cookie dough down into the cup.
Using the rest of the chocolate chunks, divide them evenly between the nine baking cups. Then press the chocolate chunks into the top of each cookie dough. This isn’t necessary, but it makes them more like the actual cookies.
Place the baking cups into the oven and bake for 22 to 25 minutes until the tops of the cookies are a golden brown color.
Let the cookies cool for five minutes on the baking sheet then transfer them onto a cooling rack still in their baking cups.
Serve in their baking cups warm with a scoop of ice cream or cooled with a glass of milk. And end not having to plan another Disneyland trip just to get your hands on these delicious cookies!
I mean just look at the inside of this cookie – they’re seriously my favorite. Try them for your next cookie exchange or Disney party!
Expert Tips And Storage Info
Use cold butter for best results. This allows you to skip chilling the dough and have these cookies in your belly faster. You’ll want to make sure the butter mixture gets light and fluffy even if it takes longer than the three minutes.
Use the combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks to give it an extra depth of flavor.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
Freeze dough or pre-cooked cookies (already in the liners) for up to three months in a freezer-safe container. Thaw to room temperature before baking and bake according to the recipe instructions.
To get a num num cookie you can either make your own at home with this copycat recipe or you can find them at the Market in Hollywood Studios or at Pixar Pier at Disney’s California Adventure.
Using softened butter instead of cold butter will impact the texture of the cookie so it is best to use cold butter for this recipe.
Unfortunately regular cupcake liners are taller than the cookie cups we used for this recipe and won’t bake the same way because the thickness of the cookie would be different. I recommend using one of the cookie liners linked in this recipe or 3-4″ thick cookie cups.
This recipe can easily be halved or doubled just by halving or doubling the ingredients listed in the recipe card. It’s an easy one to change the serving size since you don’t even have to split a whole egg in half (the hardest part of halving a recipe).
More Easy Disney Copycat Recipes
If you’re a fan of theme park snacks, make sure and try one of these delicious Disney copycat recipes next!
- The Grey Stuff Recipe – this delicious grey stuff recipe is similar to what you can find at Disney World!
- Mickey Mouse cake pops – these delicious cake pops are a copycat of ones that used to be available at Disney Springs!
- Thanksgiving Punch – this yummy punch recipe is a copycat of one I had at the dessert party at Oogie Boogie Bash, one of my favorite punches ever!
- Pumpkin Pie Rice Krispies – these fun rice krispy treats are a copycat of one of my favorite Disneyland Halloween treats found in Downtown Disney!
Num Num Cookies
- 1 cup cold salted butter cubed
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ¾ cups flour
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup semisweet chocolate chunks divided
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the baking sheet by placing nine 4 inch shallow paper baking cups onto the baking sheet. Spray each baking cup with non-stick baking spray.
- In a the bowl of a stand mixer, add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar and mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes until the butter and sugars are creamed together. The mixture should be light and fluffy.1 cup cold salted butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup brown sugar
- Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix again.2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a separate medium bowl, slowly whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.2 3/4 cups flour, 3 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
- WIth the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
- Stir in the mini chocolate chips and the chocolate chunks with a wooden spoon until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
- Add 1/2 cup of dough into each baking cup. With a spoon , gently press down on each cup of dough to spread it out to fill the cup.
- Divide the chocolate chunks evenly between the nine baking cups. Then press the chocolate chunks into the dough gently.1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
- Place the baking cups into the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let the cookies cool for five minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them onto a cooling rack.
- Serve warm.