Brown Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best Brown Butter Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies aren't just soft and chewy, they're also loaded with rich chocolate chunks and delicious sea salt! Ready in only 40 minutes, this quick and easy chocolate chip cookie recipe will quickly become the new family favorite.
- 14 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup light or dark brown sugar make sure the sugar is soft and not hard
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1¾ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
- sea salt for sprinkling on top
Add 10 tablespoons of butter to a small saucepan. Heat over medium high heat and cook until butter is golden brown and bubbly. Takes about 5 minutes.
Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter to a large bowl. Cut into cubes.
Add the melted butter to the cubed butter in the bowl and stir until melted.
Stir in both sugars, eggs and vanilla.
In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and cornstarch.
Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in two parts until incorporated. Do not over mix.
Fold in chocolate chips.
I let my cookie dough sit for 20 minutes to firm up a bit.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees while you are waiting for your dough to firm up.
Divide dough into 18 cookies and place them on a baking sheet lined with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. (They still may look a bit soft in the middle that is fine)
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2-3 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Sprinkle with sea salt and serve!