Cookies | March 20, 2019

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The best dang chocolate chip cookies you will EVER eat! Brown butter dark chocolate chip cookies will change everything you ever knew about chocolate chip cookies. It’s all in the butter.

cookies and glasses of milk on serving tray

WHAT IS BROWN BUTTER?

Brown Butter is cooked butter until it turns a golden brown and has a delicious nutty flavor! Brown butter can be used in sauces, cupcakes cookies many possibilities!

HOW TO MAKE BROWN BUTTER

Here are some tips on how to make it and what not to do.

  1. Use a whisk and stir continuously if you don’t do this you may burn it.
  2. Cut the butter up into 1-2 T cubes so that it melts evenly and quickly. It will then start to boil and foam. Whisk, whisk, whisk so that it browns evenly. After a couple of minutes, you’ll smell a nutty aroma: yay! You’re on your way.
  3. Then you’ll notice the butter darkening to an amber color, then you’ll notice browned bits at the bottom. As soon as those browned bits start to increase and get darker, take it off the heat and get it out of the hot pan so it doesn’t burn. Use a spatula and get ALL the goodness out of the pan.
  4. Place in a container and store in fridge for about an hour so it can get back to a solid for the cookies.

steps on how to make browned butter

After its a nice soft solid you’ll notice the butter is separated.  I like to stir it all together.

whipped browned butter

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’VE BURNT THE BUTTER?

It should be a nice, amber, dark golden color.  If you burned the bits and they’re black, dump them. Taste your butter, and if it doesn’t taste burnt, you can still use it if you’d really like. Otherwise, I’d suggest throwing it away and starting over.  Pour it into a small bowl and chill, then use as normal butter!

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST EVER BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Start by creaming the butter and the sugars together! Then while the mixer is still on med speed slowly add in each egg. You want it to mix for about 3-5 minutes so the sugars have a chance to dissolve in the batter creating a nice creamy dough. Mix in remaining ingredients.

4 pictures of the 4 steps to make the cookie dough

Add Your favorite chocolate chips in last and gently mix them into the batter.

WHAT CHOCOLATE CHIPS DO I BUY?

A chocolate chip cookie is only as good as the chocolate chips. Stop buying cheap chocolate chips. I really like Guittard or Ghirarelli chocolate chips, and I’m tellin’ ya. It makes a difference.

CHILL THE COOKIE DOUGH

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! You MUST chill the dough! This keeps them puffier! When the dough is cold it doesn’t spread as easily and fast in the oven.  Plan early in the morning to get the dough made (dough for breakfast?!) so you can have cookies later that afternoon.

raw cookie dough with chocolate chunks in mixing bowl

When they’re ready roll into a cookie ball!

cookie dough balls on cookie sheet

Bake Cookies until they are just slightly starting to golden on the sides. Remove from baking sheet and onto a cooling rack. You won’t believe the incredible taste in your mouth!

stack of cookies vertically with chocolate chunks surrounding

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5 from 3 votes
cookies and glasses of milk
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

The best dang chocolate chip cookies you will EVER try! Brown butter dark chocolate chip cookies will change everything you ever knew about chocolate chip cookies. It's all in the butter.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brown Butter Cookies, chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 36 people
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: Stephanie
Ingredients
  • 12 T unsalted butter 1 1/2 sticks
  • 1 c brown sugar dark brown yields moister results
  • 1/2 c white sugar
  • 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1 t cornstarch
  • 1 package quality dark chocolate chips
  • coarse sea salt for garnish
Instructions
  1. Brown butter by heating in light-colored, heavy saucepan, whisking continuously until brown specks have formed and butter has turned to amber color. Remove from heat and pour into small glass bowl to set in refrigerator to chill until solid.
  2. Cream butter, mix in sugars. Add in eggs and yolk, then vanilla.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients without overmixing.
  4. Chill dough in refrigerator several hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Form dough into balls, sprinkle with coarse sea salt, bake about 11-12 minutes until edges are barely browned. Cool on pan, then move to cooling rack.
  7. makes about 3 dozen cookies

Nutrition Facts
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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    1. These are my new favorite cookies. So yummy and everytime I share them with others I get the classic “mmmm!” Face and response

  1. I have heard so much lately about how much better things are with browned butter. SO, I am printing and going to try this recipe! And, no, I don’t know French so I’m glad you explained the first two words in the blog!! :)

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments! Yes! Please do! Another thing I’ve become obsessed with is browning the butter when you make icing. Seriously, the flavor is upbeat. Just make sure you follow the directions (chilling and all, it’s a process, I know!) and you’ll be a believer.

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are bursting with flavor! Each time I make chocolate chip cookie I like to use a different recipe , and this is hands down my favorite.

    1. I haven’t tried making a gluten free cookie yet, my best advice is to try the cup for cup flour OR use a gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe you love but instead of using regular butter their recipe calls for use browned butter!