Salty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

5 from 15 votes

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If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will die over Salty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They’re soft and chewy and delicious.

browned butter chocolate chip cookie

Let’s talk about brown butter chocolate chip cookies… I love a good chocolate chip cookie.

Uh, who doesn’t?

I definitely have to be in the mood for a good chocolate chip cookie though, and that usually happens mayyyybe twice a year? This is one of the “flaws” my husband thinks I have.

One of Gordon’s flaws? He hates to dance.


There. We’re even.


Being a person who blogs about food and recipes for a living, I’m consistently trying and testing out new recipes for all sorts of things, chocolate chip cookies included.

So, when I got Shelly‘s cookbook in the mail last week, the first recipe that spoke to me was the beautiful chocolate chip cookies on the cover:

Cookies and Cups cookbook

Doesn’t that make you want to make a huge batch of cookies and stuff them into a jar?

Thought so.

Tabbed cookies and cups cookbook recipes

So, after thumbing through the entire cookbook with my 7-year old daughter and tagging every other recipe {courtesy of Brooke’s sweet tooth}, we found the recipe from the cover: Salty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

They’re not just CCC’s. They’re BBCCC’s.

You’re welcome for that little abbreviation.

Cookies and Cups cookbook browned butter chocolate chip cookies

So, after Brooke went to school yesterday morning, I went to work in making this recipe for breakfast. Then I realized we were fresh out of eggs. We had hard-boiled Easter eggs aplenty, but just no raw ones. So off Gordon flew to the grocery store and I just hung out with Eddie and changed out of my pajamas. #lifegoals

browned butter chocolate chip cookie dough

Then he came back and I finished making these wonderful and delicious cookies.

browned butter chocolate chip cookie dough

I’ve decided that cookie dough is very photogenic…hence the two photos all up in your face.

browned butter chocolate chip cookies

So after that cookie dough took a quick trip into my oven, eureka! We had cookies! And good ones too.

browned butter chocolate chip cookies

If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will die over salty brown butter chocolate chip cookies. They’re soft and chewy and delicious, but with that hint of nuttiness you only can get from browning your butter.

Thanks, Shelly for the delicious recipe! I’m sure we’ll be making EVERY recipe in that beautiful book of yours 🙂

For all you readers, feel free to pick up a copy of Shelly’s cookbook here. Fat pants not included with your purchase.

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5 from 15 votes

Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will die over Salty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. They're soft and chewy and delicious.
servings 30 cookies
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins



  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat, then bring to boil. Once it starts boiling, swirl the pan constantly until the butter passes the foamy phase and becomes a deep amber color. Remove from heat and pour into a large mixing bowl. Cool 20 minutes.
  • While butter is cooling, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, stir dry ingredients together to combine.
  • Add sugars, eggs and vanilla to cooled butter and stir to combine. Pour flour mixture to butter mixture and stir until dough comes together. Add in chocolate chips and stir again briefly to incorporate.
  • Using a medium 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
  • Cool cookies 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookies


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  1. Catherine Smith

    I’ve pre-ordered her book, and I CANNOT WAIT!! I’m always so jealous that bloggers know each other and become such great friends. What a fantastic way to connect! Makes me want to start a blog because I feel I know so many of you!

  2. Emily @ Life on Food

    Oh these cookies look fantastic. I want one now. Good thing the weekend is here and I can spending it baking.

  3. Maria

    5 stars
    These are OMG good! I have made countless chocolate chip cookies throughout the years and these are excellent. The brown butter, yikes, I forgot how good it is and even better in a cookie. So thanks Brooke for tagging these and thanks Lauren for sharing the recipe.

  4. shelly (cookies and cups)

    Did you use half mini chips?? That is the best idea EVERRRRRRRR!
    Also I love that you mixed chocolates. SO smart!

  5. Maggie Herron

    Best chocolate chip cookie ever! Seriously. Will have to make a second batch tomorrow to take to work. Thank you.

  6. Crystal

    OMG!! These cookies look so delicious! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and signature cookie, but I never thought of browning the butter…genius! My mouth is already watering. Thanks for the awesome recipe!!

  7. Sandy U

    Those cookies sound absolutely wonderful and I know my entire family will drool over these! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. Chels

    I used to make cookies of all kind All The Time! But I’ve cut back big time. But Sunday evening, I needed cookies because I was feeling down… (we were expecting, but at the ultrasound we found out the baby didn’t make it). I made my 11 yr old daughter make some CCC’s from her Disney Princess cookbook and then my sister in law brought us dinner and more chocolate chip cookies and I’ve got cookies galore in my house and I’ve been enjoying one with my breakfast every morning, lol! But I love that this has brown butter in them. Mmm, I adore things with brown butter. It makes me weak in the knees and comforts my broken heart.

  9. Kate |

    I am afraid I won’t be able to stop after eating reasonable amount of cookies. First I need to wait for an occasion for making them as a present or something similar. Otherwise this cookies are too dangerous 😉

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  11. Brenda Lehman

    Tried these today after finding this recipe as we are having company Sunday. The dough was very crumbly after mixing it in the mixer. I had to squeeze each cookie in my hand to make it stick together and then carfully shape them into a round shape on the pan. I couldn’t just use a cookie scoop and scoop them onto the pan or they would just crumble apart. Not like other cookie dough I’ve made. Not sure if I did something wrong or what?

  12. Kimmie

    5 stars
    Just made these tonight and they are DELICIOUS!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Might have to order the recipe book now!

  13. Gina

    5 stars
    I just made these tonight and they are fantastic.your directions were easy to follow and worked out perfectly. I love following you because your recipes never disappoint.

  14. Nicole Marson

    These cookies have two of my mos favorite things… 1. chocolate 2. sea salt YUMMMM! I’m whipping up a batch of these bad boys for Christmas Eve with the family 🙂

  15. Samantha Bjorgaard

    5 stars
    Between these cookies and your browned butter alfredo… my husband are obsessed with anything Lauren containing browned butter! So good!

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  20. Alexis Newville

    I just made these and shipped to my husband overseas. I’m excited to see how they hold up! They were delicious fresh out of the oven. Love the brown butter flavor 🙂

  21. Hailey Montoya

    5 stars
    I made these this weekend for a soup swap and they were a huge hit! The sea salt and browned butter definitely elevates it. Thank you!

  22. Erin

    5 stars
    Cookies are delicious!

    Maybe it’s just me, but I thought sugar was a dry ingredient, so I put sugar in with the flour- so I had to start over from that point once I read the next step. Maybe make that more clear for baking novices—- and yes I did read through the directions ahead of time, but while in the baking zone I forgot about the sugar going into the butter.

    These will definitely be made again.

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  24. Melissa Whittaker

    5 stars
    I thought these cookies would spread because of the already melted browned butter. But to my surprise, they came out perfectly. I used mini chocolate chips and a mini cookie scoop. Baked for 8 minutes exactly and left on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to the cooling rack. Love these brown butter chocolate chip cookies and will be making again soon!!!

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