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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Swirl in some Nutella for extra deliciousness


½ cup butter, browned

½ cup brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp vanilla

1 1/5 cups flour

1/2 tsp soda

2 tbsp Nutella, optional

Pinch of salt, if unsalted butter is used


  1. In a pan, allow butter to melt on medium heat, then monitor as it deepens in color and your kitchen fills with a nutty, caramel smell. Turn down the heat if the butter begins to spit or foam. It's done when it reaches a medium brown.

  2. In a large bowl, mix your butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

  3. Combine in the flour and soda, allow to sit and thicken for 10 minutes.

  4. Add your chocolate chips and swirl in your Nutella, if desired. Let dough chill for an hour in the fridge.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare a cookie sheet.

  6. Form the dough into balls and bake for 12-15 minutes.


These cookies are just a spin off my basic chocolate chip cookies. I was a little late to hop on the brown butter train, but better late than never. I think there's something to be said for waiting to see if a new trend is here to stay or just a fad. I think brown butter is here to stay. The actual process of browning the butter (easy by the way) is my favorite part because it fills my house with the most mouth watering smell. Walnuts would complement these cookies well. Also some flaky sea salt on top. Comment if you try.



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