March 18, 2022

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies represent the exact moment I fell in love with browned butter. If you have never had anything made with brown butter, you are missing out. Big time.

Girls night with a few girlfriends and their beautiful kids called for something yummy, and something with chocolate and these cookies fit the bill.

1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips or if I'm really honest - I use a whole bag of chocolate chunks

Put the butter in a frying pan on medium high heat, swirling constantly until the butter turns a golden brown color and has a nutty smell to it. If you don't have unsalted butter on hand, just use regular butter, and omit the salt from the recipe.

Put the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, then add the egg. Pour the browned butter on top and stir until it's all mixed together. You are going to want to wait for the combination to cool off before adding the chocolate otherwise they will melt.

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Add the chocolate chips and stir again. If you bake often, and you don't have a Silpat mat I highly recommend it. They make sure that your cookies don't turn into pancakes, and are evenly cooked. I obsess over mine. 

Drop the cookie dough onto the pan and bake for 10-15 minutes.



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