Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A couple of years ago I started a personal quest to create a staple chocolate chip recipe in my household. It took a lot of patience and TLC but I slowly began to perfect the craft. After creating a classic chocolate chip recipe that I was happy with, I thought, “How can I make this EVEN BETTER?”

Turns out brown butter was the answer.

I only tweaked my original recipe slightly to come up with the brown butter version. These are slightly sweeter and richer than my classic recipe. I picked up a couple of pointers from Joy the Baker’s recipe as well.



  • 1 1/2 Sticks of Butter (12 TBS)

  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

  • 1 TBS Vanilla Extract

  • 1/2 TBS Maple Syrup

  • 1/2 TBS Honey

  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

  • 1 Egg + 1 Egg Yolk

  • 2 Cups Flour

  • 1 TSP Baking Soda

  • Pinch of Salt

  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips


  • Add 1 stick of butter to a non-stick sauce pan and melt on low to medium heat for about 10 minutes. Whisk frequently making sure the butter browns evenly. You’ll notice the butter will foam half way through cooking, this is normal. Once butter starts to pop, turn your heat on low and remain whisking until the butter is a rich opaque brown shade. Remove from heat and pour brown butter in a heat-safe bowl. Cool brown butter for 20-30 minutes.

  • While brown butter is cooling, beat 1/2 stick softened butter in a large bowl for 1 minute. Add dark brown sugar to your bowl and cream the mixture together (beat the mixture) for one minute. Add vanilla, maple syrup, and honey - beat for 30 seconds.

  • Once brown butter has cooled, add to your large bowl along with granulated sugar. Beat mixture until smooth. Add egg and egg yolk and beat for 10 seconds.

  • In a separate bowl add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix together then slowly fold into batter.

  • Fold in chocolate chips to batter

  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and chill on baking sheet in refrigerator for 30 minutes

  • After chilling, bake for 12 minutes on 350 f

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I love the rich and intense flavor of brown butter in these cookies. If you’re a fan of super sweet, soft, and delicious cookies, give this recipe a shot! It may be your new “staple” cookie recipe! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you do (@shelbey_wilson)