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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

browned butter chocolate chip cookies Dessert
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 42

Elevate your next batch of chocolate chip cookies by adding freshly browned butter and toasted pecans to give your cookies a more decadent flavor and texture! We love the sweet and nutty flavor of these cookies that truly make them stand out from their plain-butter cookie competition. While this recipe has several steps and will take just over an hour to prep and bake, it yields about 42 cookies. Once you’ve wowed your taste testers make prep-time quicker for the next batch by freezing some of the dough the next time you bake these rich and indulgent favorites! MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 15, 2020
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter (do not use margarine)
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
1
cup chopped pecans, lightly toasted

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light golden brown. Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat browned butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and egg with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  • 3
    Onto cookie sheets, drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart. (Dough will be slightly crumbly. Use hands to mound dough on cookie sheets.)
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Expert Tips

  • Try adding a tiny sprinkle of flaky sea salt to the top of these cookies before baking to complement the nutty browned butter flavor.
  • When browning butter, make sure the butter is completely cool before adding it to your mix. Make sure to use a spatula to scrape all of the delicious browned butter from your pan so you don’t leave any behind.
  • Toasting your own pecans is simple to do and can be done in just a few minutes. One simple method is to preheat your oven to 350°F and toast your pecans in a shallow baking tray for about 10 minutes, stirring them occasionally. Take a look at our video we made to help with toasting nuts for a quick tutorial!
  • Missing something for this recipe? Take a look at this helpful guide to substituting ingredients while baking to make a quick substitution without having to take a trip to the store! https://www.bettycrocker.com/how-to/common-cooking-and-baking-substitutions
  • Are you inspired by the rich taste of browned butter and would like to explore more similar recipes? Try another one of our other brown-butter favorites that get our mouths watering, such as browned butter cookies with caramel frosting or browned butter and coconut chocolate chip cookies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Sodium
75mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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