Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookes Change is good – sometimes it is hard, but in the end, it helps us grow and learn.  I actually look forward to change – most of the time.  There are facets of my life that need to be in a constant state of change, and others that need to hold steady.  For example – I have some friends that feel the need to rearrange the furniture in their homes all the time.  I never know  just where the couch is going to be when I enter the living room.  That would drive me nuts.  Fortunately for my husband, I like to place the furniture once – and unless I have a really good reason – I leave it there.  It’s funny, last summer I decided to rearrange the outside furniture – it had to be done.  The girls came outside, and my younger one actually started crying.  Too much change is hard…good thing she eventually got used to it, just like I told her she would. At work, I need change.  I am always looking for the next shake-up.  It actually keeps things interesting – because I have a history of getting bored pretty easily.  Fortunately I work at the right company, because things are always changing.  You just have to blink, and everything turns upside down.  We use the word agile a lot – I love that word, it is a delicate version of the word change.  It makes it seem elegant, in a very smooth way.  I’m sure the next time one of my daughters throws a fit about things being off – if I ask them to be agile, they will instantly calm down. Another part of my life that needs constant change – is food.  I almost never make the same dish twice – and if I do, it is an exceptional recipe.  Last night I made refrigerator casserole – I just took everything from the refrigerator that I had to use up – put it into a pan with some rice, and made a delicious meal.  My husband loved it – and asked if we would ever have it again.  I laughed. Chocolate chip cookies are a staple – yet I always seem to find one more version that I have to try.  This recipe from Cooking Light was no exception.  Brown butter…now seriously, how can that be anything but amazing?  Let me tell you – these were just about the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made.  Let alone the fact that one of these babies had less than 100 calories a piece.  I promise you these will be made again – that is until I find an even better recipe.  So – go change something in your life – not everything, but try for something new every day.  It will keep you on your toes – and you might even end up with something better than you started with.  What a novel idea.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 5.6 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 3.3 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2  large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (such as Hershey’s Special Dark)


Preheat oven to 375°. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat; add oil. Set aside to cool. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Place butter mixture and sugars in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until combined. Add vanilla and eggs; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake 12 minutes or until bottoms of cookies just begin to brown. Cool slightly.
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8 thoughts on “Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. I would also laugh at my husband if he ever asked me that question as well. This is a classic recipe. When a recipe asks for browned butter you know it has to be good. So when you make all these baked goods do you bring some into work?

  2. These look and sound divine…..I have yet to try anything with brown butter. I’m pretty sure that’s some sort of crime if you bake :)

  3. Sounds good except for the canola oil. That stuff is nasty. I would use coconut oil instead. Definitely gonna try these!

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