My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Everyone has a favorite chocolate chip cookie. Some are made with browned butter, some are made with soft, creamed butter, some are made with semisweet, bittersweet, or milk chocolate. My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe contains yummy browned butter, and a mix of chopped semi-sweet chocolate, and chocolate chips.

Now, this is a special cookie. I have another quick (and freaking delicious) recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but this one takes a little extra care. Why? Because when you put time, care, and love into your baking, your finished product will be perfect.

How do you make browned butter? I’ll tell you! Start by melting 1 and 1/4 sticks of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Keep swirling until butter has a delicate golden brown colour and a nutty aroma, about 3 minutes. Be careful to watch the butter and turn off the heat when it turns brown, or else you will burn it. When you heat the butter, it will boil and bubble and stay a bright yellow for a long time. At some point, it stops bubbling loudly and instead takes on a frothy texture. You can hear the sound difference in the cooking too. It is at this point that the you’ll see the liquid begin to brown. As soon as you see most of the liquid turn brown, turn off the stove.

After you’ve made a perfect browned butter, transfer it to a bowl and mix in the remaining butter until melted. Add the sugars, salt, and vanilla to the butter and mix well. Add the egg and the extra yolk; whisk until smooth, about 30 seconds. Let it rest for 3 minutes, then whisk again for about 30 seconds, before letting it rest again. You’ll want to whisk this about 4 times, until you have a thick, glossy, and smooth mixture. Then gently stir in the flour and baking soda just until combined. Stir in the chocolate.

Form dough balls about 3 tablespoons in size, and place them on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, then put the baking sheet on a cooling rack and let the cookies cool on the sheets, and voila!

This recipe was taken from America’s Test Kitchen a long time ago. It’s a tried and true recipe, and you’ll love it guaranteed.

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 sticks butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl. Whisk and set aside.
2. Melt 1 1/4 sticks butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Keep swirling until butter has a dark golden brown color and a nutty aroma, about 3 minutes. Transfer it to a bowl and mix in the remaining butter until melted.
3. Add the sugars, salt, and vanilla to the butter and mix well. Add the egg and the extra yolk; whisk until smooth, about 30 seconds. Let it rest for 3 minutes, then whisk again for about 30 seconds, before letting it rest again. You’ll want to whisk this about 4 times, until you have a thick, glossy, and smooth mixture.
4. Gently stir in the flour and baking soda just until combined. Stir in the chocolate.
5. Form dough balls about 3 tablespoons in size, and place them on a lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14 minutes (Mine actually took 8-9. The first batch I set for 10 minutes and they were burned on the edges), then put the baking sheet on a cooling rack and let the cookies cool on the sheets.

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Comments

  1. Hi there,
    I love this recipe! :) i have never heard of browned butter, let alone cookies that are made with it – but when i read through your post, i was convinved that it is a winner for sure :) can’t wait to try this out :)
    Cheers!
    Yamini

    p.s. love your blog’s name btw :)

  2. These look perfect! But then again I have never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like!

  3. Made these awesome cookies. Chocolate….Heavenly. Nan

  4. Totally craving chocolate now. Going to have to try this! xxSAS

  5. What a fabulous idea, to use browned butter in chocolate chip cookies! I’ve never even heard of trying that but I can just imagine how it must enhance the flavor of the cookies. These do look like perfect chocolate chip cookies!

  6. Yum. Just yum. I love the browned butter add.

    Kelly

  7. Now I wish I had a cookie or two in front of me!!

  8. Love the recipe… healthy and satisfying!!

  9. this is a fantastic recipe! browned butter make everything tastier!

  10. These look amazing!!!!

  11. I made these cookies today, and oh my goodness… These are the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever ever ever had. They’re completely different than all other chocolate chip cookies. The little bit of extra work browning the butter and whisking and waiting is TOTALLY worth it. I also bought the blocks of semisweet chocolate and chopped them up myself into nice sized chunks.. definitely never going back to plain ole chocolate chips. My first attempt at browning the butter was a fail, it burned. I was pretty discouraged but tried again and the second attempt was perfect :) Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I can’t wait to impress people with them!!!

  12. We (as in Allie) are making these now!!!!! Love Leslie

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