The BEST Brown Butter Cookies!

Hands down the BEST Brown Butter Cookie recipe! This easy cookie recipe makes the best cookies with buttery edges, chocolate chunks and chewy centers!

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The Best Brown Butter Cookies

If you haven’t made brown butter chocolate chip cookies before, you are in for the ultimate treat. Don’t be afraid of browning butter, it takes just a little patience, and it’s absolutely worth the wait!

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Ingredients For Brown Butter Cookies

  • brown butter
  • dark brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • pure vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • kosher salt
  • milk chocolate chunks

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How To Make Brown Butter Cookies

  1. To brown butter, place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and swirl butter in pan to melt butter. Continue to swirl pan while butter bubbles and cooks. Watch carefully as butter browns. When butter is brown, carefully pour into a heat proof bowl, scraping brown bits from pan too. Let butter cool for 30 minutes or you can place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place brown butter into a large mixing bowl. Stir in brown sugar and granulated, stirring until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla stirring until well combined. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until dough forms then add chocolate chunks stirring until combined. You either can scoop regular size cookies, about 2 tablespoons of dough onto your baking sheet 1 inch apart and bake for 10 minutes or scoop heaping 1/4 cup size cookie dough balls shaped into a ball 2 inches apart and bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.

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Where Do I Buy Chocolate Chunks?

My favorite place to get my blocks of chocolate is from Trader Joe’s. It comes in a 1 pound block and I use a chef knife to cut it into pieces for my cookies. Another option is the King Size Hershey Bars that are a bit thicker than the regular Hershey’s Bars. Chop them into pieces and use for the cookies. Some baking isles sell pre-packaged chocolate chunks as well. Keep your eyes open for those.

Can I Use Chocolate Chips Instead of Chocolate Chunks?

Yes, substitute your favorite variety of chocolate chips in place of the chocolate chunks in the recipe. Milk chocolate, semi-sweet and even dark chocolate are great options.

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There is something quite magical about brown butter cookie dough. Try a sample and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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When it’s time to bake your cookies, you can either use regular size scoops (2 tablespoons) for regular size cookies or you can scoop heaping 1/4 cup sizes of cookie dough, roll into balls and place 2 inches apart onto your baking sheet. For regular size cookies, bake for 10 minutes, for the large cookies, bake for 12-13 minutes.

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Enjoy!

brown butter cookies

The BEST Brown Butter Cookies

These are literally the BEST Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies you'll make. Butter crisp around the edges with a perfect sweet chewy center.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 456kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $10
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • saucepan
  • cookie sheet

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups chopped chocolate chunks I use the milk chocolate block from Trader Joe's

Instructions

  • Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and swirl butter in pan to melt butter. Continue to swirl pan while butter bubbles and cooks. Watch carefully as butter browns. When butter is brown, carefully pour into a heat proof bowl, scraping brown bits from pan too. Let butter cool for 30 minutes or you can place in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place brown butter into a large mixing bowl. Stir in brown sugar and granulated, stirring until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla stirring until well combined. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until dough forms then add chocolate chunks stirring until combined. You either can scoop regular size cookies, about 2 tablespoons of dough onto your baking sheet 1 inch apart and bake for 10 minutes or scoop heaping 1/4 cup size cookie dough balls shaped into a ball 2 inches apart and bake for 12-13 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a serving plate.

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Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 404IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg
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4 Responses
  1. Jill

    Have you tried making a cookie “cake” with this recipe? Just wondering how big of a pan I would need and how long to bake it.
    I’ve tried the jumbo cookies and they were amazing!!! Now my son wants some for his birthday.

    1. Jenny

      Hi Jill, I have done a giant cookie with this recipe. I half the recipe and use a medium size cookie sheet to bake it. Shape the dough into a flattened round shape as opposed to a giant ball of cookie dough. You’ll need to bake for 16-ish minutes. Monitor it.

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