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The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You'll Ever Eat

The Best Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies You'll Ever Eat. These are my go-to cookie -- every time I make them people go back for seconds and ALWAYS ask for the recipe! They are the best cookies ever!!
Course Cookies, Dessert, Holiday, Indulgent
Keyword brown butter chocolate chip cookies
Prep Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. The butter will begin to foam. Make sure you whisk consistently during this process. After a couple of minutes, the butter will begin to brown on the bottom of the saucepan. Continue to whisk and remove from heat as soon as the butter begins to brown and give off a nutty aroma. 
  3. Immediately transfer the butter to a bowl to prevent burning. Set aside to cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool enough to touch.
  4. With an electric mixer, mix the brown butter and sugars until well combined, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and yogurt until combined. 
  5. Add the dry ingredients slowly and beat on low-speed just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Chill your dough for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator, or up to 12-24 hours. Do not try to speed up this process. The dough needs to chill!
  7. Once dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. You might need to take out the dough and thaw it out a bit before measuring the dough if it is super hard. This should take about 20 minutes. Once ready to bake, measure 2 heaping tablespoons of the dough or use a medium cookie scoop. It doesn't have to be perfectly rolled. Place dough balls on cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake the cookies 9-11 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. They will look a bit underdone in the middle, but will continue to cook once out of the oven! 
  9. Cool the cookies on the sheets for 5 minutes to allow them to set up, then sprinkle each cookie with sea salt. Remove the cooled cookies from the baking sheets and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes 24-36 cookies.