Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Browned Butter adds a delicious caramel flavoring and color to these classic chocolate chocolate chip cookies
Recipe type: cookies
Serves: 24
  • 8 ounces (1 cup) unsalted butter * brown the butter as noted below in recipe instructions
  • 7½ ounces packed brown sugar (1 cup)
  • 3½ ounces white granulated sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 10¾ ounces unbleached all purpose flour (2½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
Brown the butter
  1. Cut butter into chunks. Melt butter on medium low heat in small saucepan.
  2. Continue to cook butter: will foam, then start to crackle and pop. Stir the entire time and carefully watch the butter so that it does not burn.
  3. Butter will start having a nutty aroma and an amber color. Brown butter bits will appear on the bottom of the pan. TAKE OFF HEAT when you see this.
  4. Pour butter into another pan or glass bowl to cool and stop the heating process. This will take approximately 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Mix the cookie dough
  1. Cream the cooled melted butter (use brown bits also) with the sugars.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and continue creaming.
  3. Mix dry ingredients of flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt together and stir into batter just until combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Chill dough for one hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
  7. Scoop dough into cookies using a cookie or ice cream scoop, placing on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake cookies on parchment lined cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Cool on cookie sheet and enjoy!
When browning butter, it helps to cut up into small chunks for even melting.
Use a light colored metal saucepan so you can see the bottom and spot the brown butter bits forming.
Butter goes from perfectly browned with a nutty aroma and browned butter bits to burnt butter quickly. Stir and observe continually while cooking the butter.
Recipe by Country Cupboard Cookies at