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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

There's just something magical that happens when you brown butter before you bake with it. I don't know who the genius is that ever first came up with the idea, but I'm so glad they did – and I think you'll approve too once you take just one bite of these browned butter chocolate chip cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 51 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 185kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


Brown the Butter

  • In a small sauce pan, melt butter. Once melted, continue to stir over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until color changes from pale yellow to golden.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a heat-safe bowl. Transfer to fridge for about 10 minutes until it has cooled but is still liquid.

Prepare the cookie dough

  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
  • In a large bowl combine browned and cooled butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix for 2 minutes. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined (don't over-mix). Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Cover the bowl tightly and chill for 30 minutes.

Bake the Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or very lightly grease the baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to scoop mounds of cookie dough onto preparing baking sheet at least 3 inches apart.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to cool completely on the pan.
  • Store in airtight container at room temperature. For an added treat, warm up individually in the microwave for 15-20 seconds!


  • Store the chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • To heat up the cookies a bit for an extra treat, warm them up individually in the microwave for 15-20 seconds!
  • If you don't have a large cookie scoop, you'll need about 2-3 tablespoons of dough to make these large cookies. Roll the dough into a ball the best you can between your hands.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg