If you love chocolate chip cookies, you need this Brown Butter Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe in your collection!
These are a slight spin on the Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies I shared a few weeks ago. I wanted to try using brown butter in them, to give them a bit of a deeper richer flavor. It totally worked. I didn’t plan to even photograph these and share them on the blog, but after tasting one, I simply had to share them. The little difference that the brown butter makes is not so little when it comes to flavor. These were as good, if not better, than any cookie I’ve had from a bakery. These were absolutely delicious, one of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes I’ve ever made.
While it almost pains me, this is a cookie dough that you have to refrigerate prior to baking. I’ve shared before that I’m not a big fan of that, mainly because I’m typically pressed for time and spreading my cookie making out over two sessions really isn’t my favorite thing to do. BUT… there is no denying, it’s totally worth it. Because you are working with a melted butter in this recipe, you have to chill the dough, otherwise you have a hot mess of cookie dough that is going to spread all over your pans when you bake it.
Not sure how to brown butter? Check out this great post at Simply Recipes on how to brown butter. You want to make sure you let your butter cool a bit after cooking it, you don’t want it piping hot when you are mixing your cookies.
If you are like me and like a salty bite to your sweets, sea salt pairs perfectly with these cookies. It’s totally optional, but if you like that whole salty sweet thing, then go for it. It’s GOOD stuff. This is a pretty straight forward recipe to make, aside from that whole chilling the dough thing. I chilled my dough overnight, probably not a full 24 hours, closer to maybe 18. The dough was pretty darn hard when it came out of the fridge, and I had to cut pieces off and warm them with my hands to fold them into balls to place on my cookie sheet. I kind of have a funky sensory thing about having dirty hands, so I didn’t love that part, but the end result made me forget all about it. Buttery, chewy, soft with crispy edges, and that bite of salt. Yep, worth it.
So if you are looking for a totally delicious bakery style cookie at home, make these. I still hate the whole chill the dough and wait thing, but I promise you, it truly is worth it. Now if I can just find a fast forward version of that!
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