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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

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Have you ever used brown butter? If not, you are truly missing out. Don’t let it intimidate you, it is actually quite simple to brown butter and it can be used in so many ways. If you’re a brown butter beginner, I recommend trying it out in these Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

The taste of Brown Butter is nuttier and richer than melted butter. It will give the cookies more of a toffee flavor. The contrast of semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips to the sweetness of the brown butter is perfection.

How to Make Brown Butter

First off, I find it easier to make brown butter in a pan with a light colored bottom. It isn’t essential, but it’s easier to see the color change.

  • The key to browning butter, but not burning it, is constant stirring! Chop your butter into chunks and heat it on medium-high heat, stirring constantly. This is not a process you can walk away from. Butter can go from browned to burned rather quickly!
  • After all the butter chunks melt, the butter will turn cloudy, then bubbly. As the butter boils, be sure to keep stirring!
  • Let it boil for a bit, then the butter will turn clear and you should be able to see the bottom of your pan. Once the foaming starts, it will turn brown rather quickly. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as the desired color is reached.
  • Afraid you burned it? Taste it! You will know immediately if it is burned. Brown butter will have a nutty, toffee flavor. Also, the little brown bits at the bottom of the pan are toasted milk solids and they have lots of flavor, so be sure to scoop those out with the rest of the butter!

If you need your butter to be set up for a recipe, there are a few ways to speed up the process:

  • Option #1. Get the brown butter out of the hot pan. Have a bowl ready to pour the hot butter into! Then throw it into the fridge or freezer.
  • Option #2.  Freeze a non-glass bowl ahead of time and pour the brown butter in straight from the pan. Then toss it back into the freezer. This is a much quicker method for setting up your brown butter. Be sure not to freeze a glass bowl or the immediate temperature change from adding the butter could crack it.

It’s also possible to make your brown butter ahead of time to use in a later recipe, if it needs to be set. I’ve found that you lose about 25% of the moisture of butter when using brown butter. So if you’re looking to replace 1 cup of butter with brown butter, use 1 ¼ cups of brown butter. 

Back to the Cookies

Other than the brown butter, you won’t find any other surprise ingredients in these cookies. That’s the beauty of them; same ingredients, just cook the butter first!

Can I Freeze Brown Butter Cookies?

If you enjoy cookies any time of the day or year, go ahead and whip up a batch, roll them into dough balls, and freeze them! You’ll have cookies at your fingertips whenever you crave them! This also helps with portion control, if needed. Only bake as many as you plan to eat!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips 
  • 1 tsp of sea salt (this is for sprinkling on top of the cookie) 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Go ahead and brown your butter, which I talk about in first section of this blog post.

Take a mixer and you are going to mix the brown sugar and the other sugars together super well. You are then going to take the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and yogurt and combine everything. Mix it well.

Then you are going to mix all of the dry ingredients together, including the baking soda, flour, and even the salt.

Go ahead and add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in this recipe. Mix well.

Add the chocolate chips to the mixture! This is always my favorite part.

This dough does need to be chilled in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours. This is one of those recipes in which the dough needs to be cold in order to work.

Set oven to 350 degrees and bake the cookies for around ten minutes. Keep a close eye on the cookies to make sure they don’t burn.

Want to Make These Cookies?

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

You'll want to give this Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe a try! It's the perfect cookie to make with your family.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips 
  • 1 tsp of sea salt (this is for sprinkling on top of the cookie) 
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

    1. Go ahead and brown your butter, which I talk about in the first section of this blog post.
    2. Take a mixer and you are going to mix the brown sugar and the other sugars together super well.
    3. You are then going to take the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and yogurt and combine everything.
    4. Mix it well. Then you are going to mix all of the dry ingredients together, including the baking soda, flour, and even the salt. Go ahead and add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in this recipe. Mix well.
    5. Add the chocolate chips to the mixture! This is always my favorite part.
    6. This dough does need to be chilled in the fridge for a minimum of 12 hours. This is one of those recipes in which the dough needs to be cold in order to work.
    7. Set oven to 350 degrees and bake the cookies for around ten minutes.
    8. Keep a close eye on the cookies to make sure they don't burn.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
 

3 Comments

  1. I tried these cookies with my kids today and they turned out fabulous.

     
  2. This recipe is confusing. Does the butter need to set up after browning or is it used in melted form?

     

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