Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best kind of cookies! The browned butter gives the cookie dough a rich, toffee-like buttery taste. Swirl in classic chocolate chips for a cookie so scrumptious they will disappear before your eyes! A decadent chocolate chip cookie recipe that will become your new favorite.
Ingredients Needed for Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mixing up and baking a batch of chocolate chip cookies is good for the soul, and this recipe is no different! Classic pantry items bring this recipe to life. Here are the ingredients needed for this cookie recipe:
How to Make Brown Butter
Making brown butter isn’t tricky, but it does require a close eye. Meaning, it can easily go from wonderfully browned butter to burned haha! Which is what we don’t want! Here are the steps to follow for making browned butter:
- Add the butter to a sauce pan over low-medium heat.
- Watch carefully and stir occasionally as the butter melts and bubbles. I’ve noticed that ones it stops bubbling a lot is when it starts to actually brown.
- Swirl the butter around until it turns a wonderful amber brown color and smells like toffee. Remove from the heat immediately once this is achieved.
- Pour straight into your bowl you will use to make the cookie dough to allow the brown butter to cool.
The result of making browned butter and adding it into this cookie recipe is a rich, toffee, buttery flavor that can’t be beat. It’s just SO good and sets these chocolate chip cookies apart!
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies FAQ
What type of chocolate chips should I use?
A classic, semi-sweet chocolate chip works perfect for this recipe! You can also chop up semi-sweet chocolate bars if preferred.
Can I freeze the cookie dough?
Yes, definitely! Simply use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough balls out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the freezer on a flat surface and allow to harden all the way through, at least a couple hours. Transfer the frozen cookie dough balls into a freezer-friendly bag and keep in the freezer for whenever you need a chocolate chip cookie fix! A few extra minutes will need to be added onto the baking time, but they turn out just as delicious!
What does browned butter taste like?
Heavenly! Browning the butter gives it a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor. It really can’t be beat! It’s just so good. The smell of it even pulls you in.
What is the best flaky sea salt to use?
I love using this Maldon flaky sea salt! I know it may sound odd to top your cookies with salt, but it really makes the flavors of the cookies shine! Flaky sea salt is typically more mild than regular salt.
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