Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 60 small cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are my favourite go to recipe. Made with brown butter and loaded with chocolate chips, they’re moist, chewy and super indulgent.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 225g (1 cup) brown butter, softened
  • 280g (2¼ cup) plain (all-purpose) flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of (baking) soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 150g (¾ cup) granulated sugar
  • 150g (¾ cup) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 14oz (2½ cups) milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Brown the butter by cutting cold butter into small cubes and placing into a saucepan on light-medium heat. Whisk continuously until the butter starts to fizz up for the 2nd time. As soon as it starts to brown, immediately take off the heat and allow to cool fully then store in the fridge until at least 30 minutes before use.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a separate bowl, then beat the brown butter, both the sugars with vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition, then add the flour mixture. Fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips, reserving ½ cup for later.
  3. Roll the cookies into ½ tbsp balls onto a parchment or silicone lined baking tray. I found it easier using a 1 tbsp cookie scoop then chopping into half with a bench scraper then rolling.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F, and line 3 baking trays with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  5. Chill the cookies in the fridge for at least 15 minutes, then roll half in the reserved ½ cup chocolate chips and roll a little so they stick into the dough.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes then allow to cool in the tray for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

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22 Comments on “Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Happy Valley Chow July 12, 2014 @4:20 am Reply
    If done right brown butter can add such a great flavor to recipes. There is no doubt you used it right, those cooks look like da bomb! Happy Blogging! Happy Valley Chow
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @8:41 pm Reply
      The brown butter definitely amped up the already gorgeous flavour. Thanks Eric.
  2. Choc Chip Uru July 12, 2014 @7:43 am Reply
    I had to pin these otherwise I knew I would regret it - absolutely gorgeous cookies! Cheers Choc Chip Uru
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @8:55 pm Reply
      Thanks for pinning, Uru.
  3. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 13, 2014 @1:33 am Reply
    Browned Butter is THE BEST!! I love these cookies-they look completely and utterly perfect! I can't blame your kids, gotta have priorities :P
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @9:07 pm Reply
      You were so right when you said that I'd be in love. It was definitely love at first bite, or smell. I'm hooked now. Thanks for stopping by, Kayle.
      1. cheekycook September 16, 2014 @11:03 pm Reply
        two things i'd like to let you know about: the # of eggs is not noted in the ingredients list and the baking temperature is not mentioned at all in the recipe... details?
  4. Erika July 15, 2014 @1:02 pm Reply
    Can you believe I've never made brown butter anything?! I've got to check this off my list and these cookies seem to be the perfect excuse ;)
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @9:10 pm Reply
      Oh gosh Erika, you just have to. This was my first time using brown butter, but since them I tried making american style fluffy pancakes with brown butter (both in the ingredients, and instead of oil) and they were amazing. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
  5. Jamie July 15, 2014 @2:19 pm Reply
    I love that you used mini chocolate chips! This recipe looks delicious and I can't wait to try it!
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @9:12 pm Reply
      Thanks Jamie, and thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
  6. Jennie @themessybakerblog July 16, 2014 @1:47 pm Reply
    Lisa, these cookies are absolutely perfect. Seriously, they're perfectly round and toasted. Love!
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @10:21 pm Reply
      MY OCD meant that I ensure all the cookies were the same size in the tray before baking. :lol: Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
  7. Laura Dembowski July 16, 2014 @7:37 pm Reply
    These sound like awesome chocolate chip cookies! Love the use of brown butter!
    1. Lisa July 25, 2014 @10:33 pm Reply
      Thanks Laura. Have a wonderful weekend.
  8. dina July 26, 2014 @5:46 pm Reply
    they look perfect!
    1. Lisa | Sweet 2 Eat Baking July 26, 2014 @10:57 pm Reply
      Thanks Dina.

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