Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are the bread and butter of the cookie world. Emphasis on the butter. Chocolate chip cookies were the first cookie that I learned to bake as a kid. So these hold a very special places in my heart. But as a full on grown up, responsible adult my tastes have changed, morphed, become more sophisticated…or something. I know, I laughed at that statement, too. Well, I decided that my classic chocolate chip cookie recipe needed a tiny bit of a change. Not a significant one – because why mess with something so great? Just something to take it up a notch – with brown butter. Brown butter chocolate chip cookies. Can you smell what Country Cleaver is cookin’? Sorry, that was just too easy.
And so are these brown butter chocolate chip cookies!
If you have never had or heard of brown butter – I have to ask, how’s that rock you’re living under? I kid, I kid. Really. It is magical butter that has been simmered into submission and toasted until it develops a nutty and toffee like flavor. Let me roll my eyes back into the front of my head here, cause it is insanely amazing. And easy, too. In the coming weeks, How-To Brown Butter is going to be one of the topics I cover in the my new How-To Tuesday series – or How To-esday, as I have taken to calling it. Did you catch this week’s first installment of How to Make Bread?
But back to the brown butter chocolate chip cookies… I made this all last weekend while Ben was sniffling, I figured that playing with cookies was the most logical and reasonable thing to do. And if cookies made him feel better at all, I fulfilled my marital obligations of helping him through those “for better or worse, in sickness and snotty” vows. The cookies must have made him feel much better, because he hate all the remaining cookies I had stored in our microwave away from Huck’s wandering nose. Trust me, that nose is a wanderer – He’s managed to devour 13 red velvet cupcakes, foil wrappers in all. Counter surfing mutt. I’m a little bitter on both accounts – and I want cookies. Now that I’ve caught Ben’s cold, do you think he’ll make me “get better hunny” cookies?
A girl can dream.
Have you ever tried Brown Butter?
For more fantastic cookies try some of these –
Brown Sugar Maple Pecan Cookies – Bake Your Day
Almond Cranberry Dark Chocolate Cookies – London Bakes
Homemade Mint Oreos – Country Cleaver
Biscoff Cookie Truffles – Country CleaverPrint
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 22 minutes
- Total Time: 42 minutes
- Yield: 24 cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Brown butter takes these sweet and rich chocolate chip cookies to another level!
- 2 1/4 cup Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Butter, browned and cooled
- 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Eggs
- 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- In a small saucepan over medium to medium high heat, melted butter and bring to a light simmer. Stirring or whisking constantly allow butter to simmer until it foams. About 3-4 minutes.
- Whisk vigorously until the foam just starts to turn golden brown.
- Remove from heat and pour into a bowl to cool. Allow butter to cool and solidify slightly.
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix together brown sugar and white sugar. Add in cooled brown butter. Beat in vanilla extract.
- When it mixes and becomes light and fluffy, add in eggs beating for 30 seconds between each egg.
- In 1/2 cup increments, with mixer set on low, mix in flour mixture until all has been just combined.
- Pour in 2 cups of chocolate chips and stir until just combined.
- With a cookie scoop, scoop out cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake for 21-22 minutes.
- Remove from baking sheet and allow to cool on a wire rack. Devour.
Megan Pence-Keno Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hands down my favorite chocolate chip cookie is Joy’s Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies. The brown butter just sets them apart from any cookie I’ve tried. I can’t wait to try your version, they look awesome!
Choco Chip were the first cookies I learned to make too 🙂 I love brown butter, how have I never tried it in cookies?! What a great idea, Thanks!
Oh yes. brown butter EVERYTHING! i love that you made a simple chocolate chip cookie into something so much better cause of the brown butter!! love this!!
You know I’m a brown butter lover. These look so perfect! (Thanks for the link love!)
Ok, I seriously have this problem of wanting to eat every.single.thing. on your site. These sound amazing! Love brown butter!!
Mmmmm….brown butter. My life is now complete! Bring on the cookies!
Brown butter just makes everything amazing! And I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who hides food in the microwave from the four-legged family member lol! Now if only that same tactic would work on kids. 🙂
Brown butter might be the best thing I’ve ever discovered. Well, that and Biscoff. 😉
THOSE look so soft. Like I could touch it and it would fall apart in soft, heavenly awesomeness. (That made sense in my head)
Aww! I would totally make you “feel better hunny” cookies if I were closer. Probably bring you some chicken noodle soup & bread, too. I must say that I can smell what Country Cleaver is cooking, because I’ve got butter browning on the stove to make your cookies. The Sons thank you.
I love that you posted this on a Friday so I can rush home after work and make these and eat them allllll weekend! Thanks 🙂
You can put browned butter in pretty much anything and I’ll eat it. Cookies most especially.
I know this is ridiculous, but I’ve never tried brown butter…insaneo but true. I want my first experience to be in a cookie..it MUST be in a cookie! These look delicious!
I wish someone would simmer me into submission..ha-ha. And all this healthy eating on the web makes me want to fall into a pile of these!
Delish! Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies just sound so much more mature and sophisticated.
I hope you feel better quickly!
I need to get on this brown butter thing!!! Your background is looking gorgeous as well. Is this a wooden board in the background? Or just the rest of the table behind it?
I promise ’13 is the year I’ll try brown butter. pinky swear.
Such a simple adaptation, but I love it! I hope there’s lots more brown butter in your new year 🙂
These look like they are pretty much the best chocolate chip cookies in the world. Brown butter makes everything better.
PS Thank you kindly for the cookie link-love : )
Really, why do we even have regular butter? Wait so we can turn it into brown butter and make awesome treats like these!! Right?
You are speaking my language….cookie love at it’s finest!
Devour is right! Browned butter is so addicting!
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ok! i tried a couple different browned butter ccc recipes and was not satisfied. i had to rig something up of my own and it was acceptable. i found yours today and I’m cooling the butter as i comment. your recipe definitely has the portions i like. a whole tablespoon of vanilla and only 1/2 tsp baking soda? my kind of cookie!!! and yes 2 cups of chocolate! you read my mind. the cookies aren’t even done yet but as soon as i read your ingredients list i was like… yup. this is THE ONE!!!! YAY!!!! 🙂
FINALLY!!! it really is about time one of you food bloggers got the chocolate chip cookie right! and you, mam, have done so. you are bookmarked and pinned and short-cutted to my home page. you have done it!!! got the cookie right! bravo!!!! i will never use another recipe!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! happy me! and happy family! 😀
but I love it! I hope there’s lots more brown butter in your new year