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5 from 14 votes

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies with brown butter.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Keyword: brown butter, Brown butter chocolate chip cookies, Brown Butter desserts, chocolate chip cookies, cookies
Servings: 12 (3 oz.) cookies


  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, melted and browned (instructions below)
  • 1 3/4 cup (350 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon (4.2 g) vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (300 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon (6 g) salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, a pinch
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate chips, chopped


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the butter is slightly brown in color and has brown specs throughout. Allow to cool slightly but no need to refrigerate to harden.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat the melted brown butter and brown sugar together.
  • Add the vanilla, egg, and egg yolks and mix until smooth.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, baking soda, salt and pinch of nutmeg. Stir to combine.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop 3 oz. balls of dough onto the cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The cookies are done when the edges are slightly golden brown. The top may look a little soft. That's ok! The cookies will continue to bake a little while they cool.