Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies Recipe

How To Make Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ultra-rich and gooey, these chocolate chunk cookies are full of brown butter flavor. Walnuts, chocolate bars, and cinnamon are combined for baked sweets.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butter,(2 sticks)
  • cupsall purpose flour
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • 1cupbrown sugar,packed
  • ½cupwhite sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 9ozmilk chocolate,or semisweet, or dark, roughly chopped into chunks, about 2 cups
  • 1cupwalnuts,or pecans, chopped, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Melt the butter in a medium-sized, thick-bottomed, stainless steel saucepan on medium heat. Continue to cook while the butter goes through various stages of bubbling up and releasing its moisture.  Whisk frequently over several minutes.

  3. When the butter starts to smell nutty, whisk aside some of the foam to see small browned bits at the bottom of the pan, remove from heat and pour them off into a bowl. Do not dawdle at this point as it is easy for the butter to go from browned to burnt.

  4. Place the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl and vigorously whisk together.

  5. Pour browned butter into the bowl of a stand-up mixer or beat by hand. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the eggs, beating after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and beat for 3 more minutes.

  6. Stir the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture ⅓ at a time. Stir in the chocolate chunks and the nuts, if using.

  7. Line cookie sheets with Silpat or parchment paper or just lightly butter rimmed cookie sheets.

  8. Spoon out heaping tablespoon hunks of batter onto the cookie sheets, separated by at least 2-inches, allowing room for the cookies to spread as they cook.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes, the edges of the cookies should be just a little browned. Remove from the oven, let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Then remove the cookies to cool completely on a rack.

  10. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 145.91kcal
  • Fat: 7.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.66g
  • Trans Fat: 0.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.64g
  • Fiber: 0.50g
  • Sugar: 10.39g
  • Protein: 1.86g
  • Cholesterol: 25.52mg
  • Sodium: 74.53mg
  • Calcium: 21.64mg
  • Potassium: 47.24mg
  • Iron: 0.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.00mg
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