Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re in the mood for a cookie that’s more than just sweet – a delightful blend of sweetness with a nutty undertone – then Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are calling your name! These cookies offer a perfect combination of flavors, making them an irresistible treat for any occasion. Whether you’re a baking enthusiast or a newbie in the kitchen, this recipe is a must-try. Let’s dive into why you’ll love these cookies and how to make them!

Why You’ll Love Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Irresistible Flavor Fusion: Browned butter perfection adds a nutty hint, complementing chocolate sweetness for a delightful flavor journey.
  • Easy Baking Magic: Simple ingredients and a straightforward process make baking a breeze. No advanced culinary skills needed for this perfect flavor and texture balance.
  • Versatility at Its Best: Whether for special occasions or a sweet craving, these cookies are a crowd-pleaser, perfect for family gatherings, potlucks, or a cozy night in.
  • Perfectly Sweet: The ideal sweetness level comes from a mix of light brown sugar and granulated sugar, letting browned butter and chocolate flavors shine.
  • Chewy and Crispy Goodness: Careful baking results in golden brown edges and a slightly sunken center, creating a unique texture contrast in every bite.

Ingredients Needed To Make Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1.1 GF flour
  • Baking soda
  • Kosher salt
  • Light brown sugar, packed
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • Chocolate chips (mix of dark & milk)

How To Make Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

In a small stockpot, melt butter over medium/low heat until it turns light golden brown (approximately 10 minutes). Be attentive, especially with dairy-free butter, to prevent burning. Let it cool partially.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugars and butter. Mix for 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla and the dry ingredients.

Incorporate 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips. Set aside for 30 minutes to let the ingredients set up at room temperature.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Scoop equal-sized cookies using a 2 tbsp ice cream scoop, leaving 2” of space. Bake for 9-11 minutes until the edges are golden brown, and the inside is slightly sunken.

Remove from the oven, let cookies sit on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Variations & Substitutions

Substitutions:

  1. Flour: If you’re not adhering to a gluten-free diet, you can use regular all-purpose flour in place of the 1.1 GF flour.
  2. Sugars:
    • For a less refined option, substitute granulated sugar with coconut sugar.
    • If you prefer a more caramel-like flavor, increase the ratio of brown sugar to white sugar.
  3. Butter:
    • For a dairy-free version, use a plant-based butter alternative.
    • To reduce fat, you might experiment with substituting half the butter with unsweetened applesauce or mashed banana, though this will affect the texture.
  4. Eggs:
    • For a vegan version, use flax eggs (1 flax egg = 1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 tbsp water, let sit for 15 minutes).
  5. Chocolate Chips:
    • Use sugar-free chocolate chips for a lower sugar version.
    • For a vegan option, ensure your chocolate chips are dairy-free.

Variations:

  1. Nutty Twist: Add chopped nuts like walnuts, pecans, or almonds for added texture and flavor.
  2. Spice It Up: Incorporate spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom for a warm, spicy note.
  3. Citrus Zest: Add lemon or orange zest to the dough for a fresh, citrusy twist.
  4. Double Chocolate: Add cocoa powder to the dough for a richer, double chocolate cookie.
  5. Salted Caramel: Incorporate salted caramel bits along with the chocolate chips for a gooey, sweet and salty flavor.
  6. Oatmeal Addition: Mix in some rolled oats for a chewier texture and added fiber.
  7. Coffee Flavor: Add a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder to enhance the chocolate flavor and add a subtle coffee note.
  8. Fruit Infused: Add dried fruits like cranberries, cherries, or raisins for a fruity flavor profile.

Commonly Asked Questions

Why let the cookies sit for 30 minutes?

Allowing the cookies to sit helps the ingredients set up, enhancing the texture.

Can I customize the chocolate chips?

Absolutely! Try different types of chocolate chips or chunks to add variety to your cookies.

How many cookies does this recipe make? 

This recipe yields approximately 24 delicious cookies.

Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough in individual portions for convenient future baking.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are sweety with a hint of nuttiness from the brown butter. The perfect cookie.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 1 minute
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 205kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cup/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Small stockpot
  • Cookie sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Scoop for equal-sized cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups 1.1 GF flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar packed
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips mix of dark & milk

Instructions

  • Add butter to a small stockpot over med/low heat. Cook for about 10 minutes until light golden brown. Keep a close eye, especially with dairy-free butter to prevent burning. Remove and let it cool partially.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine sugars and butter. Mix for 3 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time, followed by vanilla and then the dry ingredients.
  • Incorporate 1 ½ cups of chocolate chips. Set aside for 30 minutes to let the ingredients set up at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Scoop equal-sized using a 2 tbsp ice cream scoop, leaving 2” of space. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until the edges are golden brown, and the inside is slightly sunken.
  • Remove from the oven, let cookies sit on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Notes

Variations:
Try different types of chocolate chips or chunks for variety.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 256IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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