Brown Butter Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

by doughmesstic on February 22, 2010

in 1Featured Cookies, Uncategorized

Well, you found me.


I’m so glad you did. It’s been a long time coming, this move to a new site. I’m sure there will be an adjustment period for all of us, but I hope you will continue to be a reader and hang out with me and my craziness. thechewy2

To make it easier, here’s a delicious, buttery chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear, takes NO TIME to make. Seriously! It was almost as fast as running to Food Lion, buying the premade dough, then coming home and baking it…and I only live 3 blocks from Food Lion. So, really quick.

My husband Jon has declared these his favorite chocolate chip cookie to date, which is saying a lot…he’s a snobby cookie guy.

While I do prefer a cookie that’s a bit more flat than this one, it really is an amazing cookie – just perfect for milk dunking as it is tall, thick, and chewy and it soaks up just the right amount of milk.


Brown Butter Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

(adapted from Alton Brown’s “The Chewy”)

  • 2 sticks butter (I used salted)
  • 2 1/4 cups bread flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed chocolate chips (I used semisweet & milk chocolate chips)
  • Sea Salt to top

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Brown the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until just browned. Watch carefully, there is a quick difference between brown butter and burnt butter. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda and either sift or whisk together (I tend to whisk versus sift) and set aside.

Pour the browned butter into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugars and cream the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add the egg, yolk, cream and vanilla and mix until well combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.

Use your hands to roll the cookies into balls, then twist them into two pieces (so that the cookie tops are jagged.) This dough is very thick, and you may wish to instead flatten them onto the pan a bit for a flatter cookie. These cookies do not have a large spread. Sprinkle with sea salt (to bring out the flavor of the chocolate.) Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cookies are just browning around the edges. I recommend using a Silpat for the best results, but parchment can be used if that’s what you have.



I hope you’ll continue coming back to the site…and to encourage you to do so, I ‘d like to give you a little heads up…there is going to be a BIG giveaway here in the very near future. Only those of you who subscribe to my RSS feed, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook will have the opportunity to win, as it is going to be a private giveaway in which you will be given a passcode to even enter! So, click the little buttons over there on the sidebar, sign up to follow, and then sit back and wait for the goodies! (FYI, if I am already in your Reader from the old site, that feed will no longer work and you will need to sign up for the feed from THIS site. Sorry about that, but it’s a quick fix! Go on, click it!)

Thanks everyone, and have a great week!

UPDATE FEBRUARY 25…Just arriving from Tastespotting? Please click over to my Home Page for a chance (or 4) to win a great piece of Le Creuset!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah, Maison Cupcake February 22, 2010 at 8:05 am

Well done on sorting out new site, I have been deliberating about switching to WP for months. You won't lose me!


MaryMoh February 22, 2010 at 8:20 am

Delicious cookies….my favourite! Looks perfect to me.


Luciana February 22, 2010 at 10:08 am

Hi the cookies are very inviting…you are very good…Thaks for this goodies…a kiss…Luciana


Laurie Buck February 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I am so lost…is this the new site? It looks awesome whichever it is! And the cookies…well…


Michele February 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

That stacked cookie photo is awesome! I'm drooling & now want cookies for b'fast :)

The new site looks great – all your hard work paid off!
I've read such great things about WP (vs blogger)


Kate February 23, 2010 at 3:07 am

Your new site looks fabulous Susan!
Love the new format. Congrats on venturing out to teach classes! I'm sure they will all fill quickly!


Leslie February 24, 2010 at 11:42 am

Twittered about your contest (Monkeyfishmom)


Leslie February 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

Fan on Facebook (Leslie Watson Harris)


Leslie February 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

RSS feed to old and new site thru Google Reader!


Leslie February 24, 2010 at 11:44 am

Replying/commenting here per your Twitter to me since I can’t get your new page to load correctly. Will try again from work computer later, but tried in both Firefox and IE, then cleared cache, rebooted and tried again.


Lori @ RecipeGirl February 24, 2010 at 9:03 pm

Site looks great. Are you aware of this post? Coincidental?


K February 25, 2010 at 2:57 am

Looks great! Always looking for “new” choco-chip cookie recipes, this sounds fantastic :o)


Carolyn Jung February 25, 2010 at 5:09 am

These look awesome! Plus, I love anything with browned butter because it just lends such a wonderful nutty, complex flavor.


Cheryl W February 25, 2010 at 7:15 am

You don’t even have to bake those cookie, I will eat the dough as it. It looks so good.

I know people say not to eat raw cookie dough, but I raise my own chickens and I gather fresh laid eggs daily, so I will take my chances and eat me some cookie dough. Oh but I will bake some for my hubby.


Rachel J February 26, 2010 at 2:22 am

Best looking cookies ever- loving the browned butter!


E Wms March 1, 2010 at 4:59 am



Amy Senapatiratne March 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

You should make these with Seven….yum!!!!


Rachel March 11, 2010 at 6:00 am

I really like this recipe (great flavor!) but the cookies didn’t turn out all that chewy. Any suggestions?


lemon sponge cake recipe March 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm

yummmy…… thanks for the suggestions , i’d love to follow your blog as generally as i can.possess a nice day~~


joudie March 26, 2010 at 8:51 am

These look lovely. Cant wait to try them. I love chocolate chip cookies. Lovely blog. Moving over is hard. I have just done that with my blog. It takes a while but is worth it in the end….


Brittany May 13, 2010 at 12:13 am

aka cookies from heaven


Andrea September 22, 2010 at 6:44 am

These cookies were wonderful…but they were not like described. My dough was soft and sticky, and the cookies did flatten out and got crinkly on top. What do you think I did wrong?


Lyric September 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Thanks. A baby nibble would lighten!


Mady @ monstersweets October 2, 2010 at 3:05 am

I just made these and let me tell you they are the most amazing chocolate chip cookies. Definitely the ‘grown up’ version. These are a quick staple in my house. THANKS!!


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