Burnt Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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chocolate chip cookies are the best. But they’re EVEN better when you burn the butter first. Yes that’s right.. burnt butter is amazing. And it almost tastes like a caramalized toffee nutty butter. It gives your chocolate chip cookies that extra ‘umami’.

Here is my recipe for the ultimate burnt butter chocolate chip cookies!


  • 227g butter
  • 1/2 cup plain white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 1 3/4 cup plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 200g dark chocolate , chopped


  1. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter on medium heat. Once the butter is melted, stirring occasionally keep the butter on the stove. You will start to see the color change to an amber/light brown shade. Keep stirring, the butter will start to froth up, and you will hear crackle. Take a spoon or spatula and remove some of the froth to see if the bottom has blackened slightly. This is the burnt butter we are looking for!

  2. Take it off the heat and pour it into a bowl of a stand mixer (or you could use a hand held mixer too). Add in both sugars and start to whip using the paddle attachment.

  3. Once the sugars have melted together, add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix on high speed.

  4. Then add in the flour, baking powder, salt and chopped chocolate. Mix u til thoroughly combined. The batter will be slightly loose.

  5. Place the batter in the freezer (you can transfer it into a separate bowl if you need to) let it set enough to be scooped out easily. Roughly an hour.

  6. Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

  7. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet in a cool place for at least 5-10min. Then ENJOY!


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