Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made this basket of cookies for my daughter to take to work yesterday.  She said that the best way to make new friends is to walk through the city carrying a basket of freshly baked cookies.
First I made old fashioned peanut butter cookies.

 But then I made a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies which called for browned butter.  What an intense flavor this gives these cookies.

  • 14 tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
  • ¾ c. brown sugar, packed
  • ½ c. granulated sugar
  • 1¼ tsp. kosher sea salt (or 1 tsp. table salt)
  • 2½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 1 ¾ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ c. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place 4 tablespoons of butter in a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  3. In a medium heavy bottomed saucepan set over medium-high heat, add 10 tablespoons of butter. Heat until melted, about 2-3 minutes, then whisk constantly until the butter begins to sizzle, then foam. The butter will become golden brown with a nutty aroma. Don't let it burn. Remove from the heat and pour over the butter in the large mixing bowl. Stir until the butter is completely melted.
  4. Add sugars, salt, and vanilla, whisk until combined. Add the egg and yolk and whisk until mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand for 3 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda.
  6. Whisk the butter sugar mixture for 30 seconds.
  7. Meanwhile, chop the bittersweet chocolate into chunks.
  8. Whisk the butter sugar mixture for 30 seconds. 
  9. Stir in flour mixture to the large bowl, mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and chunks.
  10. Create balls of dough that are approximately 3 tablespoons in size. Place six balls of dough on each sheet, sprinkle the tops with sea salt if desired.
  11. Place one sheet at a time in the oven and bake for 12 to 14 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the sheets for 2-3 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
 These cookies are chewy with crisp edges.


Linda said…
Oh my! I have not had breakfast, so the cookies are making my stomach rumble. Yes, I would be her new friend!
Anonymous said…
Cookies to humans and dogs can go a long way :-) :-)

They do look rather yummy and I do like when cookies are a bit chewy!

Have a great day!

How many ways can you say scrumptious. YUM!
Veggie Carrie said…
That looks utterly delicious.
Guillaume said…
Darnit I used my wife's account by mistake.
Diane said…
These sound delicious but you can keep the peanut butter cookies. Only one food in this world I do not like and that is peanut butter!! Have a good week Diane
Kay said…
Oh gracious! My mouth is watering.