Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

My goodness, these past two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind.  First there was driving back home and the wonderful reunion with my beloved DVR.  So many shows, and for once, so much time to watch them!  After that it was the holidays and then my brother’s girlfriend was in for the week to visit.  I feel like I haven’t had a moment to sit down until now!

Now, I know you all cannot see this, but I am currently typing this post up on my new MacBook Pro!  To say that I am excited would be an understatement.  After five years on my old one (named Ferdinand, if you were curious) it was about time for an upgrade.  And after the debacle that was my exam software not loading on my old computer for finals, I am very happy to have one now that will support all my law school needs.  I even notice some difference in blogging.  Love it!!

Anyhoo, this is a food blog, not Liz-goes-on-about-her-new-computer blog.  Today I am bringing another recipe from the old blog, purely because I left my camera up at school.  Yes, I am very responsible.

It feels like a day for a cookie.  In particular, it feels like a day for some cookies studded with chocolate chunks and enveloped in the rich, nutty taste of browned butter.  I actually think I may have put these here before, but that’s fine considering I make these about every other week.  Let this serve as a reminder that you need to make these as soon as humanly possible.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients:
1 1/2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
chocolate chunks/chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter, whisking constantly.  Continue to whisk until brown bits are at the bottom.  Remove from heat immediately (butter burns fast) and let cool 10-15 minutes.

Mix the butter with the two sugars.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Mix in the flour mixture until a dough forms.  It will be crumbly, so use your hands to mix it all together.  Roll about 1 tbsp of dough into a ball and press chocolate chip into the center.  Top with another 1 tbsp dough ball and place on baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.

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10 thoughts on “Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

  1. yummy! those cookies looks real good! and what a coincidence, I too, am writing on my new Macbook Pro!! though I didn`t have one before. I`m loving it! such a different world from my old PC.

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