This happened in my kitchen.
This face says it all:
The nutty taste of browned butter folded in to a slightly chewy, yet a tad-bit crispy, perfectly browned chocolate chip cookie is amazing…
Add in a variety of chocolate chips and chocolate chocolate chunks…
But don’t stop there. Throw in some caramel bits.
And sprinkle the cookies with a sea salt and raw sugar mixture.
Pair these cookies with milk, a sunny winter day, and a new Lego magazine. Does life get any better than this?
Brown Butter Salted Caramel
Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Note, because this recipe uses brown butter, the cookie dough needs 12-24 hours to chill before baking.*
*Pictured here are my baking chips for a double batch.
The Sweet and Salty Topping
The Nitty Gritty
Preheat Oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Mix the cooled (but not cold!), melted butter and sugars in your stand mixer until well-combined (about 2-3 minutes).
Slowly add in the baking soda, salt and flour and mix until just combined.
Add in the chocolate chips and caramel bits on stir speed until just combined.
Here’s where the torturous part comes in. Either, put some plastic wrap over the bowl itself and stick it in the fridge for at least 12-24 hours, OR, scoop cookie dough balls out while the mixture is still easy to scoop, and place the balls of dough on a tray in the fridge. If you don’t have enough time to let the dough chill fully, pre-scooping will get the dough thoroughly cooled more quickly. In my opinion, it’s just plain easier to do the scooping first.
Place cookie dough on parchment lined baking sheets and bake on the center rack for approximately 9 minutes or until the edges begin to lightly brown.
Take the cookies out of the oven and immediately sprinkle them with the sea salt and raw sugar blend (or just sea salt if you don’t have any raw sugar on hand). Let them cool slightly (5-10 minute) before transferring them to a cooling rack so the caramel bits have time to firm up a bit.
Some of the cookies will get a funny piece of caramel sticking out the side of them. After the cookies have fully cooled, feel free to cut any crazy caramel pieces off with a knife. Let your children eat the caramel. They will love you for it. Trust me on this one!