Do you ever feel like baking cookies just because? Or rather, do you ever feel like eating cookies just because? I'm sure we can all relate on some level when it comes to cookies. It is no secret that my husband has a very strong love for chocolate chip cookies. So much so that they even made it into our wedding vows.
My Husband recently hinted (more like made it known) that he was craving chocolate chip cookies. I wanted to try a new recipe so I turned to one of my favorite food bloggers that happens to have a plethora of amazing cookie recipes and practically ran to the kitchen to make her brown butter chocolate chunk cookie recipe.
The brown butter gives the cookies an amazing depth of flavor with a crispy crunch on the outside of the cookies, leaving them nice and soft in the middle. That is my favorite kind of cookie to bite into!
I used a mix of chocolate chunks that I chopped off of a block of semi-sweet chocolate combined with milk chocolate chips. Whenever I bake chocolate chip cookies of any kind, I always like to have a combination of chocolate to give it a nice richness in flavor.
There is nothing more that I love than the baking process and surprising the ones you love with a sweet treat! My husband came home from work and proclaimed that it was one of the best chocolate chip cookies he's ever had, and I would have to agree with him. The next time you feel like baking cookies or just eating them, be sure to give this recipe a try!
Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Yields 24 servings
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chocolate chunks
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
- Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and swirl pan often until butter is browned. Brown bits will form at the bottom of the pan and butter will turn golden. Transfer to a heat proof bowl to cool for 10 minutes.
- Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Add egg and vanilla, stirring until well combined. Slowly stir in flour, pudding mix, salt, baking soda and chocolate chunks until just combined.
- Use a small to medium size cookie scoop and scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet placing 1 inch apart. Bake for 12 minutes, until edges just turn golden. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring. Enjoy room temperature.
* Recipe from Picky Palate