Salty Browned 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 were the beautiful chocolate chip cookies on the cover:


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

Thought so.


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 Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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

You’re welcome for that little abbreviation.


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


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


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


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


If you like chocolate chip cookies, you will die over salty browned 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.


Salty Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 30 cookies

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  • 1 cup salted butter {2 sticks}
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips {I did half semi sweet, half milk chocolate}


  1. 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.
  2. While butter is cooling, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir dry ingredients together to combine.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cool cookies 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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  1. YUM!! So can’t wait for this cookbook to be released! Thanks for the sneak peek!

  2. sounds sweet and salty just the way its suppose to be

  3. 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!

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

  5. These are going straight on my to make list! Thank you for sharing, my little people will be so happy!

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. making these now, the dough looks beauftul

  10. 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!!

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

  12. 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.

  13. Chels, wishing you comfort from St. Louis.

  14. 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 😉

  15. Loved the cookies! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. Just made these today and they were seriously a rock star cookie, these are worth making!

  17. Enjoy your family adventures, but these cookies got me!! Gotta try these!

  18. 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?

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

  20. 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.

  21. These are a new family (and work) favorite. Make these at least once a month. 🙂

  22. 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 🙂

  23. Love this recipe! So yummy!

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

  25. This is now my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe. I love these and so does everyone else I’ve made them for.



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