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  • Writer's pictureRich Romasanta

Num Num Cookies vs Pixar

Your Castles, Capes & Clones Podcast Co-Host Rich shows you how to make some nummy chocolate chip cookies and reveals his favorite Pixar movies.


  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt

  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda

  • 1 stick unsalted butter

  • 1/2 stick butter

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

  • 1 whole egg

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • Preheat to 375°. Whisk flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Cook1 stick butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, swirling often and scraping bottom of pan with a heatproof rubber spatula, until butter foams, then browns, about 4 minutes. Transfer butter to a large heatproof bowl and let cool 1 minute. Cut remaining 1/2 stick butter into small pieces and add to brown butter (it should start to melt but not foam and sizzle, so test with one piece before adding the rest).

  • Once butter is melted, add both sugars and whisk, breaking up any clumps, until sugar is incorporated and no lumps remain. Add egg and egg yolks and whisk until sugar dissolves and mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. Whisk in vanilla. Using rubber spatula, fold reserved dry ingredients into butter mixture just until no dry spots remain, then fold in chocolate (the dough will be soft but should hold its shape once scooped; if it slumps or oozes after being scooped, stir dough back together several times and let rest 5–10 minutes until scoops hold their shape as the flour hydrates).

  • Portion out 16 balls of dough (3 TBS) and divide between 2 parchment-lined rimmed baking sheets. Bake cookies, rotating sheets if cookies are browning very unevenly (otherwise, just leave them alone), until deep golden brown and firm around the edges, 8–10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets.

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