This Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe is very decadent because of brown butter added to the recipe. Even though the flavors are classic just like in a traditional chocolate chip cookies recipe, the brown butter is like a bonus that gives the cookies a beautiful scent and a nutty aftertaste.
Most store-bought cookies have ingredients like shortening or corn syrup in them which makes the cookies unhealthy. No matter what, there is no substitute for easy homemade cookies that have simple ingredients in them. Sure there are several recipes for chocolate chip cookies, but nothing beats Grandma’s recipe that makes these cookies healthier for everyone in the family.
Always be mindful when browning the butter and be sure not to burn it during the process. The key to browning butter the best way is to heat it on a medium setting and let it turn brown slowly and gradually. Make a batch today and enjoy your milk and cookies!
Makes ~ 18 cookies
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted (optional)
3/4 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
Adjust your oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat.
In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add chocolate and nuts and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together both sugars and set aside.
Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until melted, about 2 minutes. Continue cooking, swirling the pan constantly until the butter is golden brown and has a nutty aroma, about 1 to 3 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and using a heatproof spatula, pour the browned butter into the large bowl with sugars.
Whisk butter and sugars until combined. Add the egg, yolk, and vanilla and whisk until the mixture is smooth with no sugar lumps remaining, about 30 seconds. Let the mixture stand 5 minutes, then whisk again for 30 seconds. Repeat process of resting and whisking until mixture is thick, smooth, and shiny like a caramel, and is cool to the touch.
Pour in the flour mixture and chocolate and nuts all at once, and stir until just combined.
Using a 1/3 cup measuring scoop, scoop out the cookie dough and tap into your hand. Roll the dough into a ball and then break each ball in half (like cracking open an egg) with both hands, and place each half onto a cookie sheet with its jagged side up. Bake 10-12 minutes, until they are golden brown and still puffy, and the edges have begun to set, but the centers are still soft. Allow to cool at least 5 minutes on the cookie sheet.
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Nutrition Facts for: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, nuts, unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, eggs.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 18 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 246, Calories from Fat 125, Total Fat 13.9g 21%, Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%, Cholesterol 42mg 14%, Sodium 285mg 12%, Potassium 52mg 1%, Carbohydrates 28.7g 10%, Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%, Sugars 15.5g, Protein 2.7g, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 5%
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