All hail these brown-butter chocolate chip cookies! I absolutely love cookies. There is no better treat than a warm, homemade chocolate chip cookie. It is the ultimate achievement in making food that is delicious, comforting, and fun. A warm cookie straight from the oven is like a hug. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are far superior to a standard chocolate chip cookie.
If you are wondering why these cookies are far superior and guessed it was because of the brown-butter then you are correct. The brown-butter adds a wonderful nutty aroma and flavor to what already was a perfect chocolate chip cookie. Finished with some Spicewalla Cyprus Salt Flakes for perfect balance and joy.
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What is brown butter?
Brown butter is made by heating butter until the milk solids turn brown and cooking out any water present in the butter. As a cautious person, afraid of burning the butter, I prefer browning the butter low and slow. The butter will melt, bubble and foam before it begins to brown. It creates the most amazing nutty and toasty aroma. Brown butter helps baked goods develop a more intense, deeper, and richer flavor. Check out this Step-by-Step Guide to Browning Butter. It is an essential step in creating these brown-butter chocolate chip cookies!
Can melted butter be used instead of brown butter?
Melted butter may be used in the recipe however it will not provide the nutty flavor which is developed from brown butter.
Melted butter behaves very differently from softened butter by not contributing to the structure of the baked good. The creaming process required softened butter, as most of us have learned through experience at one time or another. During the creaming method, the hand mixer combines butter and sugar. The fat molecules from the butter trap air and sugar crystals keep the bubbles from connecting and getting too big.
Does the dough need to be chilled?
Yes, the dough needs to be chilled. Placing the dough in the fridge solidifies the fat in the butter, which means the dough takes longer to melt, and there is less spread. Helps create the perfect balance of crispy and chewy for these brown-butter chocolate chip cookies!
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Check out this recipe for delicious and nutty, brown-butter chocolate chip cookies will become your new favorite baked good.
- 1 1/4 cup of butter
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ¾ cups of flour, measured correctly
- 1 teaspoon of Spicewalla salt flakes
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- In a small pot melt the butter on medium low heat until it bubbles for about 5 minutes. The butter should develop a nutty aroma and begin to develop a brown color. Becareful not to burn the butter. Set aside to cool then complete.
- Add browned butter to borwn sugar and granulated sugar and mix until incoprotated.
- Add eggs and mix.
- Add vanilla, baking soda and flour and mix.
- Add mini chocolate chip cookies and mix.
- Use a tablespoon or ice cream scoop and scoop out even portions of cookie dough.
- Place the dough balls in the fridge for a least an hour until you bake.
- Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Place dough balls evenly spaced on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Take the cookies out of the oven and sprinkle with flaky salt.
- This dough is perfect for freezing. Just remove from the freezer 30 minutes prior to baking and bake for 15-17 minutes.
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