Cookies | December 2, 2020

The BEST Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know, I know another chocolate chip cookie recipe. But this isn’t just any recipe. It’s my grandmas recipe (meaning you KNOW its delish and timeless) I’ve taken it up a notch by adding delicious brown butter! These literally are the BEST brown butter chocolate chip cookies  you’ll ever sink your teeth into.

WHAT IS BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES?

Brown butter chocolate chip cookies is a chocolate chip cookie recipe where the regular butter is replaced with a butter that has been toasted and browned then added to the cookie recipe.

DO I HAVE TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER FOR THESE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE?

NO! If you don’t want to take the extra steps, or don’t have time dont sweat it. Just make the recipe using regular room temp butter. This recipe is amazing either way.

HOW DO I MAKE BROWN BUTTER?

  • Slice butter into tbsp portions. This helps it melt faster and more evenly.
  • on medium heat in a heavy bottom pan add the butter
  • Keep it on medium heat the entire time. Stirring occasionally.
  • The butter will start to bubble, that is the fat separating from the oil. Its good!

When the butter is a deep golden brown color immediately remove from heat into a separate dish. Place in fridge for about an hour before using it in your cookies.

THERE ARE BROWN BITS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN, ARE THOSE GOOD?

Yes! Those are good, and keep those included in the butter you chill. It has loads of flavor.

WHAT INGREDIENT DO I NEED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

  • dark brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • browned butter or reg butter
  • eggs
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • vailla
  • flour
  • chocolate chips

WHY DO I NEED DARK BROWN SUGAR

Dark brown sugar has more molasses in it which makes the cookie have a bit more chewiness. It also enhances the flavor just a tad. If you only have light brown sugar, no biggie, use that!

HOW DO I MAKE CCC?

Start by creaming together your sugars and butter

With the mixer on medium speed continue to add eggs, salt, baking soda, vanilla and flour.

ADD CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Fold in your chocolate chips.

WHAT CHOCOLATE CHIPS DO I USE?

Typically everyone has their own personal preference with chocolate chips. You can add your very favorite. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, semi sweet or a combo.

BEFORE YOU BAKE

One key to having a more fluffy chewy cookie instead of a flat crunchy cookie is attributed to how cold your butter is in your dough. Before you bake place your cookies in the fridge for 30 minutes, or the freezer for about 15.

BAKE YOUR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Use a cookie scoop so your cookies are all evenly formed. I am using a 1 1/2 TBS cookie scoop and 12 cookie will fit on one sheet cake pan.

BAKE YOUR COOKIES

Bake your cookies for about 8 minutes. It’s hard to say exactly how long simply because your cookies may be bigger or smaller and all ovens cook differently. Different climates come into play here too. You want to look for the edges turning a slight golden brown and becoming firm.

ADD SEA SALT

GUYS. SEA SALT on your cookies is incredible. We all know salt enhances flavor- well it does here too. It enhances the buttery chewy cookies and the rich chocolate.

IF I’M ADDING SEA SALT ON TOP DO I NEED TO ADD IT IN THE COOKIE?

If you are using salted butter and adding sea salt to the top you can omit the salt in the dough. I choose to keep it all and don’t feel it is too salty in the least.

HOW DO I GET THE DELICIOUS MELTY CHOCOLATE CHUNKS ON TOP?

To get the melty pools on top I like to add a chocolate chunk or two chocolate chips to the very top of the cookie. When the cookies come out of the oven take a butter knife and spread it around a little. Then add the sea salt and it will stick perfectly. The best mouth watering presentation.

CAN I MAKE THESE GLUTEN FREE?

YES! I have made these successfully with cup-4-cup gluten free flour. It’s simple and turns out fluffy and chewy as do the cookies with wheat flour.

WHAT OTHER COOKIE RECIPES ARE GOOD HERE?

We have so many!! Try these:

  1. becan hill
  2. raspberry thumbprint
  3. rocky road cookies
  4. oatmeal raisin
  5. soft snickerdoodle
  6. the best sugar cookie

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5 from 14 votes
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

The most delicious chocolate chip cookies that are super easy to whip up from scratch!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown butter chocolate chip cookies, Brown Butter Cookies, chocolate chip cookies, Homemade Cookies
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 165 kcal
Author: Desarae
Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
Instructions
HOW TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER
  1. Cut your butter into tbs and add to pan on medium heat. Stir the butter occsionaly as it comes to a gentle bubble. The fat will seperate from the oil and continue to bubble the entire time. It will change from yellow to a deep golden amber color. When it reaches that color remove immediatly. It will burn quickly from there. Place in seperate bowl and let chill for about an hour before adding to the cookie dough.

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
  1. mix together the brown butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until creamy.

  2. add remaining ingredients.

  3. put on cookie sheet. Make 8-10 minutes @ 350 degrees.

  4. yeilds 3 dozen 1 1/2 tbs cookies

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

HOW DO I GET THE DELICIOUS MELTY CHOCOLATE CHUNKS ON TOP?

To get the melty pools on top I like to add a chocolate chunk or two chocolate chips to the very top of the cookie. When the cookies come out of the oven take a butter knife and spread it around a little. Then add the sea salt and it will stick perfectly. The best mouth watering presentation.

 

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 157mg7%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! I’ve been testing out different chocolate chip cookie recipes and this one is definitely in the top 3. Thank you, perfect for the Holidays