Brown butter chocolate chunk cookies, oh yes these cookies taste as good as they sound. Very moreish, fudgy, chocolate packed cookies.
When I make cookies I normally pull out the stand mixer and cream my butter and sugar. During the day the loud whirr of my elderly Kenwood isn’t an issue. But when cookie cravings hit at 1am, and there aren’t any cookies in the house, pulling the Kenwood out to play would be just plain rude.
It was this particular situation that made me think, “why not use melted butter?”
Why not indeed. On researching I discovered that many a fabulous cookie is made with melted instead of creamed butter. After an hour or so of researching my desire to make cookies disappeared, and instead I decided to hit the pillow.
The idea of making cookies using melted butter stayed with me. So I researched, read up, played around in the kitchen and ended up with these brown butter chocolate chunk cookies.
By melting the butter you will end up with a denser, fudgier result. By browning the butter and using brown sugar you increase the fudge factor.
The other obvious bonus of using melted butter, you can be as quiet as a church mouse while making them. The only thing that will give the game away is the delightful smell of freshly baking cookies escaping your oven.
How do I like them compared to cookies using my normal method? I like them. They definitely will be kept in cookie making rotation. Especially when those late night cookie cravings hit.
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 150 grams butter unsalted
- 125 grams light brown sugar
- 100 grams raw caster sugar
- 15 ml (1 tablespoon) vanilla bean paste
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 330 grams plain flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon bicarb soda
- 300 grams dark chocolate chopped
- Pre-heat oven 170°C (325°F). Line two cookie baking trays with baking paper.
- In a medium saucepan melt butter and bring to a strong simmer. The butter will start to form large bubbles, which will then turn into foam. Once this happens your butter has browned. Be careful not to burn your butter. Remove from stove.
- In a large bowl place sugars, then pour in butter and mix well.
- Add egg and egg yolk to butter and sugar mixture, mix until completely combined.
- Sift in flour, add salt, bicarb and chocolate, mix well.
- Roll dough into walnut sized balls, around ¼ cup of mixture. Place dough balls in fridge for 10 minutes before baking.
- To bake, place balls on lined baking trays, around 6cm between then, and press down on top of the dough balls slightly.
- Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Once cooked remove from oven and leave to cool on trays.
- Makes approximately 20 cookies.
Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts
YUM! I love me a good cookie and I've been wanting to try out baking with brown butter 😀 Thanks for the recipe!
Sam | Ahead of Thyme
These cookies look unbelievable!!! I wish I had all the ingredients to make this right now!
Game on! These look absolutely delicious and amazing! the chunk of chocolate wth the brown butter throughout the cookie sounds like a match made in heaven!
Oh my!! what a beautiful cookie. I love how the chocolate is oozing out. Love it
Kathi @ LaughingSpatula
When cookies call...you answer! These look fabulous...love the the name of your blog...made me laugh!
Ilona @ Ilona's Passion
Yum! What a cookie, I would like to have it right now:) Pinning!
Cookies looks delish..I can finish in no time
Helen | Grab Your Fork
You had me at brown butter! Yum!
The brown butter did add a lovely nuttiness to them.
The cookies look amazing with lots of dark chocolate. My family are going to love these !
They were really delicious, have made a few batches since
Hey I'm definitely going to make these! I often melt my butter, but didn't realize it was making a chewier cookie! Thanks!
Hehe, there you go Judy. I had no idea until I looked in to it either 😉
These look fabulous!
Perfect for a morning coffee treat!
Thanks for sharing
No worries Julie, great with a coffee or tea.
Your photos are beautiful! I want to reach through the screen and take a big bite out of one of those delicious cookies!
Thank you Kathy, you are so sweet.
john | heneedsfood
Browning the butter and using brown sugar would be the way to go. The richer the better! Loving your textured baking tin!
They did end up a glorious rich bickie
Tracy @ Served from Scratch
These are exactly the kind of cookies my husband LOVES. Will have to make a batch for him for Valentine's Day! 😉
Naw what a loving partner! Hope he liked them.
Kylee @ Kylee Cooks
I mean. ..when a cookie craving hits, what's a girl to do?
What a great idea to use the melted butter!
Totally agree, cravings need to be satisfied.
Wow! These are my kind of chocolate chip cookies with big chunks of chocolate oozing out! It's impossible to say No to these. YUM!!!!
I do love the ooze too, they didn't last long around here I will admit.
Oh my goodness. These look fantastic! I cannot resist a few things in this life... chocolate and butter being on that list!
Chocolate and butter make the world go round :p