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Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Updated: Aug 18, 2023

Learn how to make brown butter and soft, melt-in-your-mouth brown butter chocolate chunk cookies below.

How to make brown butter?

To make brown butter, you'll need butter (I used unsalted butter), a light-colored sauté pan, a spatula, and a heat-proof bowl.

Start by cutting your butter into even pieces, and on low medium heat, melt your butter making sure you're constantly stirring. Once the butter has melted, continue to stir the butter until it is frothy and bright golden brown. You want to constantly stir the butter so that the butter browns evenly and does not burn. Once the butter has turned golden, immediately remove the butter from the heated pan and place it into a heat-proof bowl or container. If using the butter for the cookies below, place into the fridge until ready to use and allow it to become room temperature.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups of chocolate chunks


  1. In a small bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

  2. In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs and vanilla, and gradually add the dry ingredients.

  4. Once mixed, stir in the chocolate chunks.

  5. Roll dough into balls and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

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