Homemade Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

10 minutes Cook

Want to make the delicious browned-butter chocolate chip cookies you saw on Pinterest? Look no further because I have the irresistible recipe curated for you. After two failed attempts, I have finally mastered the brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe, and the results were mouth-watering.

Chocolate chip cookie recipe

Picture this: a perfectly golden-brown exterior scattered with melted chocolate chips, giving way to a soft, gooey center bursting with melty chocolate. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

If you are as big a fan of chocolate as me, you will fall in love, no doubt! The cherry on the top is the browned butter. Oh my god! It adds a rich and dense aroma to your recipe, not to forget the caramel-ish nutty flavor!

The cookies melted in my mouth, and the aroma was pure heaven!

The trick is to keep your recipe simple, but full of chocolate. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, here’s how to get that perfect chocolate chip cookie dough ready. Pro tip: Keep a measuring scale with you; you don’t want to start this recipe on second guesses; trust me!

Grab your mixing bowl, and get ready to experience the ultimate chocolatey delight. Trust me, once you’ve tried these browned-butter homemade choco chip cookies, there’s no turning back.

Let’s get baking!

Why You Will Absolutely Love This Recipe?

Well, it’s chocolate, duh!

The wonders of the best brown butter chocolate chip cookies are limitless! There are countless reasons why you’ll continue to bake these cookies.

  • Heavenly Aroma: Browning butter adds a rich, nutty, and caramel-like flavor profile to the cookies, taking your kitchen into the folds of heavenly aroma. Trust me, its smell puts your mind at ease and takes you to a calmer place. Baking is therapeutic.
  • Flavors: We all love chocolate and my recipe recommends adding two types of them. I used chocolate chips and 50% dark (chopped) chocolate. If you are not a fan of dark chocolate or have a young party to entertain, feel free to use milk chocolate. I have tried both, and have had delicious results. Milk chocolate is more gooey and melty!
  • Crisp exterior; gooey insides: Browned butter chocolate chip cookies have a unique texture that sets them apart from traditional recipes. The butter adds a subtle crispiness to the edges of the cookies while keeping the centers soft and chewy, resulting in a delightful contrast of textures in every bite.
  • Gourmet Experience: Browning butter takes the humble chocolate chip cookie to gourmet status, making it perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your friends and family with your baking skills.
  • Customize your recipe to your taste: Like any good chocolate chip cookie recipe, you can easily customize it to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate chips, the browned butter base provides the perfect canvas for your culinary creativity.
  • Easy Ingredients: Although rendering a gourmet experience, the ingredients are pretty easy to find. All you need is chocolate and baking essentials.

Ingredients For Browned Butter Choco Chip Cookies Recipe

Prep time: One hour.
Chill the dough: One hour
Baking time: 10 minutes

After getting two types of chocolate chips of your choice, you will only require the basic baking ingredients:

  • 100-150 grams of (2 small packets) Chocolate chips: I used dark chocolate, but if you prefer something light and sweet (minus bitter), go with milk chocolate chips. The quantity depends on you, but go no more than 200gm of chocolate chips. Also, don’t forget to leave a cup of chocolate chips behind for the final garnish before baking.
Brown butter chocolate chip cookie recipe
  • 100 grams of chocolate chunks: Pick a chocolate bar of your choice (It could be 50% dark or milk chocolate), and chop it into chunks using a knife.
  • 185 grams of All-Purpose flour: For any good baking recipe, all-purpose flour will never go wrong.
  • 115 grams of Unsalted butter: Our gourmet ingredient for the recipe is unsalted butter sticks.
  • 150 grams of brown sugar: This recipe uses more brown sugar than white sugar, but you can also have equal parts of brown and white sugar (½ cup each).
  • 100 grams of white sugar
  • One egg and one egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

How To Make Brown Butter Chocolate Chips Cookies?

Collect all your ingredients and measure them accurately on a scale. Don’t leave it at “second guesses/random cups” if you are baking for the first time.

Also, chop the chocolate bar into 1/2 inch chunks.

Recipe for the best brown butter chocolate chip cookies:

1. Brown the butter (How to brown butter for chocolate chip cookies): Take a pan and put it on low flame. Add butter sticks and stir them constantly to avoid burning. It will take roughly 10-15 minutes for the butter to brown. The fat will bubble and foam before browning, don’t let it frighten you. This step will leave your kitchen smelling like pure heaven— The aroma is nutty with soft caramel notes.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: All-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

3. Let the butter cool down to room temperature: DON’T use hot brown butter, it will disturb the temperature of your recipe. Use all ingredients at room temperature. The butter will take 10 minutes to cool down properly. Transfer the browned butter to another bowl to speed up the process.

4. Whisk brown and white sugar into cooled browned butter: Take a big bowl for your dough. Transfer brown butter, brown sugar, and white sugar; whisk together until it’s all mixed together. Use an electric mixer to fasten the process, but a manual whisker works just fine, too.

5. Add vanilla extract, one egg, and one egg yolk to the mixer and beat together until soft and drippy.

6. Add dry ingredients (step 2) to the combination and mix well. Your brown butter cookie dough should have structure instead of being sticky.

7. Add chopped chocolate chunks and choco chips to the dough and mix them until well-buried inside. (If you don’t like chocolate chips, you can simply skip them and substitute them with chocolate chunks.

8. Use a cookie scooper and make 1-inch balls using the dough before chilling. Transfer the balls into a flat ball/plate. Making cookie balls before chilling simplifies your baking process. A chilled dough is difficult to handle once hardened. However, with cookie balls, you only need to transfer them to the baking tray.

9. Wrap the bowl with a cling film and let it chill for 1-2 hours. You can also leave them in for 12-24 hours.

10. Before baking, let the cookie balls cool down to room temperature. Garnish them with more choco chips.

Brown butter chocolate chip cookies

11. Preheat the oven to 350? and always use a thermometer to be sure of the temperature. An unintentional high temperature will burn your cookie base.

Pro tip: Always check your oven’s temperature to avoid burning your efforts.

12. Line your baking tray with parchment paper for a crispy cookie base.

13. It’s baking time! Bake your cookies for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Your cookies will naturally flatten as the timer ticks by.

Chocolate chip cookies

14. Pull the tray out and let the cookies cool for a few minutes. Transfer them to a different tray to fasten the cooling process.

15. Once cool, your cookies are ready to serve and enjoy!

Best chocolate chip cookies

Tips To Bake The Most Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Don’t forget to chill the dough. Chilling the dough helps the cookies retain structure and form.
  • Heat your butter on low flame: Butter can easily get burned if you don’t stir it continuously. Always heat it on low flame. When on medium/high flame, stir it constantly.
  • Let your browned butter cool down: Don’t use hot butter, it will imbalance your cookie dough’s temperature. Bring it to room temperature. In fact, use all ingredients at room temperature.

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