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Chocolate Chip Browned Butter Cookies

The best chocolate chip cookies with a secret step to create melt in your mouth cookies

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword browned butter, chocolate chip, cookie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Amy


  • cup flour
  • 1 cup butter (two sticks)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt (I used kosher salt)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 5 Reese's peanut butter cups (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Start by unwrapping and placing the sticks of butter in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over low heat on the stove top for 8-10 minutes

  2. While the butter is starting to melt, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.

  3. Once the butter has browned (it will be a caramel color) allow to cool before adding to the sugars.

  4. Add the sugars and cooled browned butter in the bowl of stand mixer and mix until combined.

  5. Add eggs, mixing after each addition and then add vanilla. Then add the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

  6. Chop up Reese's (if using) and add to dough along with chocolate chips.

  7. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes and then scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 8-9 minutes until browned