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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This recipe for browned butter chocolate chip cookies is one of my absolute favorites! With nutty browned butter, sweet brown sugar, and a touch of sea salt – they have everything you could every want in a cookie recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Resting Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Browned Butter, Chocolate, Cookies
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 212kcal


  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 cup unsalted butter browned and cooled*
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 oz. chocolate chunks


  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together the browned butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about five minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until fully incorporated. Scrape down the bowl as necessary. Stir in vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients, in three batches, until a cohesive dough begins to form. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least four hours, up to three days.*
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a 2 oz. cookie scoop scoop rounds of dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 – 12 minutes, until edges are golden and centers are just set (more or less depending on how you like your cookies done).
  • Remove to rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with sea salt while still warm.


*To brown butter: cut butter into tablespoons and place in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until butter has melted and begins to bubble, gently swirl pan as butter bubbles and foams, constantly moving the butter. In about five minutes, the butter will begin to emit a rich, toasted smell and brown flecks will appear on the bottom of the pan. Immediately remove from heat, scraping browned bits into the bowl of the mixer to ensure full flavor.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 282IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg