Brown Butter and Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies {the Best Cookies You’ll Ever Eat}

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt
These are the best cookies you’ll ever eat, hands down! This is the cookie recipe that I will keep forever….my future children’s, children’s, children will be baking these! They are decadent, rich and chewy. I love the combination of sweet creamy chocolate with a hint of sea salt. Gawwww they are my absolute favorite! Beware of their addictive powers.

2 ¼ cups flour
1 ½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. of sea salt {extra for sprinkling — I like to use Maldon Sea Salt Flakes}
2 sticks {1 cup} unsalted butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. sour cream
1 cup milk chocolate chipsDirections: 

Preheat the oven to 350F.
-Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
-Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the butter begins to brown. This may take a few minutes. Remove from the heat as soon as you see the butter turn to a clear brown color {as pictured below}. Pour butter into a large bowl and add both brown and white sugar, whole egg, egg yolk, vanilla and sour cream until thoroughly combined.
-Slowly mix dry ingredients into the butter sugar mixture
-Mix in chocolate chips
-Cool cookie dough for 20 minutes in the freezer {or 1 hour in the fridge}
-Roll cold dough into 2 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat mat.
-Sprinkle with sea salt
-Bake for 9 minutes at 350F or until the edge of the cookies turn golden brown and the center is still soft. The center may look a little underdone, but fear not…this is exactly how you want them.
-Let the cookies cool on a wire wrack until the centers have settled.Yields about 2 dozen cookies.


  1. Elie says:

    I just started trying to make browned butter! I'm so mad at myself for not knowing about how amazing it is until now! Great recipe, trying tonight!

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