Brown butter Chocolate chip cookies

Sometimes all you need is a cookie. Kids understand this concept better than anyone and they know about cookies. Despite the vast collection of cookbooks crammed onto my bookshelves, there’s only handful of favourite biscuit and cookie recipes that revisit with habitual confidence. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies is one of them. They’re easy and straightforward yet perfect in their simplicity. Browning the butter is the trump card that makes them nuttier with a golden crumb.

Brown butter Chocolate chip cookies

When I want something intensely chocolatey though, I head straight for these salted chocolate crinkle cookies. Last week I happened to spot Teresa’s chocolate filled cookies on her site, Cupcakes and Couscous. Chocolate inside and out! What’s not to love?

There are cookies to pick and choose from on her blog that’ll keep your biscuit tins chockfull of teatime treats. They’re next on my list to make. Before I go, I also wanted to share this cookie-link-love with you. I recently stumbled upon Louise’s site, author and photographer of  Cygnet kitchen. Here she shared her recipe for pecan maple cookies. It’s genius. I’ve made them twice already! They’re buttery and nutty with maple syrup and a caramel-sugar crunch. They have joined the ranks of bankable cookie recipes. I think you’ll love them too.

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Brown butter chocolate chip cookies

Makes 18

  • 100g butter
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 70g muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 170g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 160g dark chocolate, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Place the butter in a small saucepan and heat until it starts to splutter. Simmer over a low heat for several minutes until the solids separate from the liquid. It will start to smell nutty and take on a golden colour. Set aside to cool completely.
  3. Whisk the cooled butter, castor sugar, muscovado sugar and vanilla together until well combined.
  4. Add the egg and beat once more.
  5. Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  6. Mix in 1/2 the chocolate chunks. Roll into balls and place on a greased baking sheet.
  7. Press the remaining chocolate chunks firmly into the cookie dough,
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes for a softer centred cookie or 18-20 minutes if you prefer a more biscuit-like crispy crunch.
  9. Cool a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.





4 Comments. Leave new

  • Thank you Di, perfect for Ricara(and me..) because her favourite comfort food. Will make it this week xxx

  • Dianne Bibby
    6 June 2016 2:01 pm

    And she really deserves some comfort! As do you. Hope she loves them.

  • I am so glad you enjoyed my cookies Dianne, thank you so much for sharing! I have to say these look absolutely divine too, who could resist that nutty brown butter flavour combined with chocolate! <3 I imagine you could freeze the cookie dough balls too and bake as needed? xx

  • Dianne Bibby
    7 June 2016 4:35 pm

    That’s a great idea Louise. Back-up is always welcome. Definitely going to try it next time. I can see a trays of cookies coming out of the freezer in a never ending supply. Nothing wrong there. X

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