Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are your classic chocolate chip cookie with a nutty browned butter flavor and little specs of sea salt throughout.Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies -

Now I know I have several chocolate chip recipes on my site but these have browned butter and sea salt!

These Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are from Shelly from Cookies and Cups. Her new Cookies & Cups CookbookΒ is filled with over 125+ innovative desserts and dinners that your family will actually eat. I can testify that she poured her heart and soul into this book and it is done so well! cookies6d-570x706When flipping through her book I bookmarked so many recipes and I finally decided if you’re gonna pick a recipe from a girl who has the name Cookies and Cups you should probably make her cookies. So I did. And let me tell you – I had a hard time not eating all the dough. Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - the-girl-who-ate-everything.comBrowned butter – stop it. Chocolate chips – yes ma’am. Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSea salt – have you guys had cookies with sea salt in them? The little crystals hide throughout the cookie and give you an unexpected hint of saltiness which compliments the sweetness so much.
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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Servings: 30
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs , whisked
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • flaked sea salt , for sprinkling
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, then bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, swirl the pan constantly until the butter passes the foamy phase and becomes a deep amber color. Remove from the heat, pour into a separate bowl (this allows the butter to stop cooking) and allow the butter to cool for 20 minutes.
  2. While the butter is cooling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, and vanilla to the cooled butter and stir to combine. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture. Stir using a wooden spoon until the dough comes together and the ingredients are evenly incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Using a medium (2-tablespoon) cookie scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. I always add extra chocolate chips on top for that bakery look. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly golden (or 8-9 minutes for extra gooey).
  6. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. If desired, sprinkle a small amount of flaked sea salt on top of the cookies as they are cooling.
  7. Store airtight at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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  1. It’s SUCH a gorgeous cookbook! I am dying to try this cookie recipe — it’s next on my list πŸ™‚

  2. Oh yummy! These look amazing!

  3. They look so gorgeous!!! Thank you so much my sweet friend!! xoxo

  4. Yum!! What a great idea to use browned butter!

  5. these look delish! its crazy how much browned butter really brings out the best in a recipe! do you like to bake your cookies on parchment paper or silpat mats at all?

  6. These cookies look amazing! I’m bookmarking this just so I can remember to buy the book. I love finding new cookie recipes.

  7. These cookies are reminding me that I need a snack. They look delicious!!

  8. This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing! Continue the great work!
    Best, MODENOVA I

  9. They look delicious. A special type of a classic dessert, thanks for sharing

  10. I’ve never made cookies with browned butter before but I’m definitely going to give this recipe a try. They sound incredible. And, your pictures are gorgeous!! I want to reach into the screen and grab a cookie! Thanks for sharing.

  11. I’ve made these 3 times now and every time they turn out amazing. This is my newest baking addition and everyone loves them!

  12. These turned out so well!!! I am in love!! I have tried a good few of your recipes one here ( fantastic site by the way), and you definitely have great taste in cookies!! This was my first attempt at browned butter (though I have heard many people gush about it’s deliciousness), and it did not go horribly, but I did have to brown a second batch of butter because I burned the first! After that though, it was smooth sailing (and eating!!!). Thanks so much for the endless amount of sweets to try!!!

  13. Do you use salted or unsalted butter? Thanks!

  14. These really were one of most beautiful looking cookies, I have ever made! They were also delicious and eaten up quickly by my family of 6. Your instructions on browning the butter were clear and simple. I had never done it before, but it did take like 10 min. I used salted butter because I always do and I didn’t see the unsalted comment until afterwards. No one complained, but I didn’t add any salt to the top. I always appreciate the simplicity of your recipes

  15. Just made these over the weekend – they are ridiculous! Definitely a recipe to keep and make for years!

  16. Christina Kerby says:

    These turned out amazing! Thank you so much for the recipe, I will never go back to non-browned butter cookies. And by the way, I had some stale marshmallows lying around (how dare I?) and tossed a handful in the last batch and they turned out great too. Going to try your S’mores cookie bars next. I’m hooked! ❀

  17. Is it safe to chill the dough before baking?

  18. These are my absolute favorite cookies.

  19. Just made these, they turned out great! Great flavor and texture! I will definitely use this recipe again!

  20. These cookies are absolutely delicious. What an excellent recipe. Big hit with the kiddos. Thank you so much for sharing. πŸͺπŸͺπŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ Can’t wait to make them again. Next time I’m going to try to add either pecans or walnuts. Yum-O.