Recipe Source: Disney Enchanted Recipes
Recipe Name: Jack-Jack’s Cookies
- 1 and ⅔ cups flour
- 4 tsps baking powder
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Pinch of salt
- ¾ cup salted butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 whole egg plus 1 egg yolk
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ tsp Aleppo pepper
Confetti here! This is a pretty standard chocolate chip cookie recipe, except that it contains some pepper to give it a bit of an extra kick. I was surprised to see that the recipe didn’t call for any vanilla. I debated following the recipe exactly, but decided that I couldn’t do that. I added a 1sp of vanilla to the ingredients list, as a personal preference.
I’ve made lots of chocolate chip cookies, so the rest of the cooking was pretty straightforward. You combine your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Then you want to melt your butter and mix it together with your brown and granulated sugar. Next, you’ll add in your whole egg. This is where you’ll also need to separate an egg to add in the 1 extra egg yolk. If you want to add vanilla like I did, this is also the step where you’ll want to add it. Mix all of that together until nice and smooth. Finally, you’ll add in your pepper and chocolate chips. ¼ of a teaspoon gave us a pretty mild flavor, so if you want a strong peppery kick – you may want to add in a little more.
The recipe calls for chilling the dough, so you’ll want to cover it and put it in the fridge. I chilled it for about 2 hours – the recipe says at minimum an hour and half. I will say that sometimes the longer you chill your dough, the more the flavor has time to settle in – so more chill time wouldn’t be the worst idea.
After the dough has chilled, you want to pull it out and shape your dough into large balls. Chaos helped with this part and we didn’t measure it out specifically. We aimed to make them the size of golf balls. I baked my cookies on silpats, but you could also do Parchment paper or just spray your cookie sheets. We ended up baking the cookies for ~17 minutes and that seemed like the right amount. This may vary with your oven.
I let them cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a wire cooling rack.
Chaos’ Thoughts on Taste:
Overall, I thought this was a solid cookie, but I wish the spice came through a little more. I couldn’t tell if I actually tasted the spice or only imagined I did, which meant that it could have been more prominent for me. Otherwise, the cookie was good and captured the classic chocolate chip cookie taste.
Confetti’s Thoughts on Taste:
Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, so I enjoy trying different varieties. I felt the spice came through a little more than Chaos did, but it was still overall pretty mild. Otherwise, the cookie was what you would expect from a more chewy chocolate chip cookie. This isn’t a recipe I’d rush back too, but that’s largely because I have a tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe that would be tough to beat.