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Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are no joke. They have the perfect crispy edges while being soft and ultra chocolatey in the center.  My Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies will cure any sweet tooth!

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Not sure it gets better than brown butter cookies.  It brings a richness that is absolutely perfect in cookies.  So excited for you to try these!

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

The star of the show are these gorgeous chocolate chunks. I get the giant chocolate bar from Trader Joe’s and chunk it myself. I know you can buy a bag of chunks if that’s easier for you.

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate into the dough!

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I can’t lie, I did sample 🙂

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I mean come on! Gorgeous little balls of dough 🙂

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

If crispy, rich buttery edges with chewy chocolatey centers are your thing then these are going to knock your socks off.

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Major jackpot.

Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  7. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chocolate chip cookie recipe, best chocolate chip cookies, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, brown butter cookie recipe, brown butter cookies, chocolate chip cookie, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies from scratch, easy chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 139 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and swirl pan often until butter is browned. Brown bits will form at the bottom of the pan and butter will turn golden. Transfer to a heat proof bowl to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, stirring until well combined. Slowly stir in flour, pudding mix, salt, baking soda and chocolate chunks until just combined.
  4. Use a small to medium size cookie scoop and scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet placing 1 inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes, until edges just turn golden. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring. Enjoy room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 139 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    I am addicted to ccc’s and these look so good! Love those cookies with the melted chocolate chips!

  2. 2

    I STILL haven’t made brown butter cookies yet….these need to happen!!

  3. 3
    Carrie says:

    These are cookie perfection!

  4. 4

    That pound plus dark chocolate bar at Trader Joe’s is one of life’s greatest gifts. Great idea to use it to make super chunky cookies!

  5. 5
    Gaby says:

    I LOVE brown butter! These cookies are perfect!

  6. 6

    Ohhhh you had me at brown butter!!! Love how crispy the edges are but pillowy soft that center looks!! Pound plus is my love!

  7. 7

    These cookies and those HUGE chunks-o-chocolate look amazing! I’d be nibbling too!!! Love them!

  8. 8

    oh jeez Jenny!! These look SO good! I could take a dozen or two!

  9. 9

    So happening! I haven’t had homemade cookies in too long!

  10. 10
    Naomi says:

    This is my kind of cookie! Love that chewy center with the crispy edge

  11. 11

    My Mom buys the big bars of chocolate to dip strawberries in from Trader Joe’s – I love the big chunks of chocolate you broke off for extra melted chocolatey cookies!

  12. 12
    Rachel says:

    Yet another amazing cookie!!! Can’t wait to make it 🙂

  13. 13
    Melissa says:

    I have never made cookies with brown butter before, but I bet they are divine! I will definitely have to give these a try!

  14. 14
    Maria says:

    Oooohh! These are making me want to pull out the mixer! YUM.

  15. 15
    Matea says:

    These cookies look so chewy and chocolatey! Perfect!!
    Is the instant vanilla pudding mix mandatory or can I leave it out?

  16. 16

    Yeah, buddy. These are definitely for me.

  17. 17

    Well how could you NOT sample these adorable cookies?! I mean, I would sample a few, ore more – why lie?!

  18. 18

    GAH. I absolutely have to make these. Right now, I don’t even care.

  19. 19
    marla says:

    Mmmmmm! Digging all this melty chocolate!!

  20. 20

    I’m totally the same way with cookies – always nibbling away at the dough! It’s the best part! These look so good with their puddles of melted chocolate. Delish!

  21. 21

    I appreciate your work for making such wonderful Cookies. Sure, I will try it on this valentine day for someone 🙂

  22. 22
    Kate says:

    Holy moly!!! Brown butter + big fat chocolate chips, I’m sold!

  23. 23

    I’m not sure much of the dough would end up in the oven

  24. 24
  25. 25

    That looks absolutely something to drool over!!!

  26. 26
    Candi says:

    Beautiful cookies! Pudding does amazing things to baked goods. Yum!

  27. 27
    Kristen says:

    These look delicious!!! Brown Butter is my favorite!

  28. 28

    I just made the Brown butter ccc. The taste was very good and a wonderfully crispy cookie. My one issue was that the cookies got rather flat, which caused them to have a greasy texture when cooled. I’m wondering if I did not allow the butter to cool enough. Any suggestions?

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