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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
Keyword brown butter chocolate chip cookies, brown butter chocolate chunk cookies, brown butter cookie recipe, brown butter cookies, how to make brown butter
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 456kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $10


  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • saucepan
  • cookie sheet


  • 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


  • 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.



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