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Chocolate Chip Cookies-4

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s learn how to make the best brown butter chocolate chip AND chunk cookies! They’re super chewy and perfectly crispy on the outside, everything you want in the ultimate thin cookie. The best part is no freezing necessary before baking!

The Secret to the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie!

I’m team thin cookie over thick and if you’re the same, here are some secrets to achieving that perfect balance of chewiness and crispiness. 

#1 Brown the butter!

  • Browning butter is such a simple way to elevate any recipe with an ingredient you already use in most baked goods. You basically cook the butter in a pan beyond its melting point until the milk solids start to toast. It unleashes a beautiful brown color to create a nutty and rich taste and aroma. 

#2 Use more brown sugar than white sugar

  • Brown sugar allows cookies to spread more than white sugar for that ultimate thin chewy cookie. Because of the molasses in brown sugar, it helps keep the cookies a lot more moist than white sugar and adds a more deep color to the cookies.

#3 Combination of milk and semi-sweet chocolate

  • This is all up to personal preference but I think the balance of half milk and half semi-sweet is out of this world. The semi-sweet adds a more bitter taste while the milk chocolate has a very creamy and sweet taste and in each bite, you get a bit of both. Of course you can always just use only semi-sweet chocolate.

#4 Chunks = pools of chocolate!

  • The best and easiest way to elevate a chocolate chip cookie recipe is by using chocolate chunks instead of chips. When they melt in the oven, they create these pools of chocolate that are absolute heaven when you take a bite. This recipe uses a mix of milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chunks but feel free to reverse that. You can buy discs of chocolate or just a get a high quality chocolate bar and chop it up into chunks. I love using the Guittard Milk Chocolate Chips and the Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar.

How to Make the Cookies

Start out by whisking together the dry ingredients in a small bowl – all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.

To a pan over medium heat, add unsalted butter that’s been cubed. Allow it to cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until it starts to brown. Make sure not to burn it. Transfer it to a bowl and let it cool so it’s not hot.

Once the brown butter has cooled, add it to a large bowl with the brown sugar and white sugar. Combine together until smooth and thick. Then add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix together again. 

Add the dry to the wet and mix until a dough forms. Add the milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chunks and mix together.

Allow the dough to rest for about 15 to 20 minutes and preheat the oven to 350°F. 

Use a large scoop, about 1/4 cup size, to measure out the cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure to space them apart, about 6 cookies per pan. 

Bake for about 10 to 11 minutes or until browned on the edges. The cookies will continue baking on the pan when you take them out of the oven.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let's learn how to make the best brown butter chocolate chip AND chunk cookies! They're super chewy and perfectly crispy on the outside, everything you want in the ultimate thin cookie. The best part is no freezing necessary before baking!
4.95 from 19 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 2 egg yolks room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • To a pan over medium heat, add the butter. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until it starts to bubble and then brown. Make sure not to cook it any further or it can burn. Transfer it to a bowl and allow it to cool so it's not hot.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the brown sugar and white sugar. Pour in the butter and mix just until combined. Then add the egg and egg yolks and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and thick.
  • Add the dry to the wet and fold in using a rubber spatula until a cookie dough forms.
  • Mix in the milk chocolate and dark chocolate and let the dough rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Scoop out portions of the dough about the size of 1/4 to 1/3 measuring cup. Make sure to space them apart, 6 cookies per sheet.
  • Pop in the oven to bake for about 10 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the center is still a bit soft. The cookies will continue baking out of the oven on the hot pan.
  • Leave them on the pan for about 10 minutes or until firm before transferring them to a cooling rack to finish cooling and enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
    • banjo
    • December 31, 2021
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    5 stars
    these cookies, oh my days, these cookies,, i’m literally at a loss for words right now, i made these yesterday and i’m making them again today, the recipe was super easy to follow and these cookies were DELICIOUS, absolutely bussin, literally thank you for this recipe, wow

    • Heidi Sauceda
    • January 1, 2022
    Reply

    5 stars
    OH MY GOODNESS!!! They were DELICIOUS! thank you for this recipe !

      • Jess
      • April 5, 2022
      Reply

      These cookies are phenomenal!! Just wondering if I can make the dough ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or freeze it?

    • Phat Zah
    • January 1, 2022
    Reply

    5 stars
    THE best chocolate chip cookies I’ve made and I’ve tried many recipes out there. The brown butter makes such a difference in the taste. Not only did they taste good, they also looked presentable— like I picked ‘em up from a bakery. I didn’t have enough chocolate chips so I also chopped up a Heath bar and some pretzels as well. It tasted a lot like Panera’s kitchen sink cookie. Will try adding choc chunks per recipe next time. Thank you for sharing — this recipe is defn getting bookmarked!

    • Elle
    • January 2, 2022
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    5 stars
    These are amazing! It magically takes some of the ingredients to their potential to create a perfect cookie! Thank you!

    • Catherine
    • January 22, 2022
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    5 stars
    I am NOT a good baker. My chocolate chip cookies usually either come out soft and flat, or doughy and dry. I followed the recipe as closely as I could and I watched Hajar’s reel on Instagram like 20 times and tried to use the same cooking utensils and techniques for mixing everything. Well, this recipe did NOT disappoint! These were so so so good!And they looked so beautiful! I really can’t believe I made them. I give all credit to Hajar and her recipe! Oh-the only thing I changed was that I used 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract because I read in the Reel comments that they thought TBS was a typing error, and that does seem like a lot to me. And, I did one batch without refrigerating the dough, and one with refrigeration. Both were delicious, but I preferred the chilled dough cookies slightly better.

    • Caitlin
    • March 10, 2022
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    these are SOOOO yummy! my bf and i are obsessed with chocolate chip cookies, and have made these several times. we finish them all within a day 🤣 life hack: sprinkle some sea salt on top after you take them out of the oven. SOOOO good!!

    • Sydney Sinclair
    • March 14, 2022
    Reply

    5 stars
    Prettiest chocolate chip cookie dough I’ve ever made! ✨

    • A. Wright
    • March 15, 2022
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    5 stars
    My son saw this recipe on IG and asked me to make them today. OMG they are so delicious!! I followed the recipe closely, but I did not have milk chocolate on hand so I used dark chocolate instead. We were happy with these results since we are fans of dark chocolate. I found that they needed to bake for about 15 minutes in my oven, but everyone’s oven is a little different. Thank you for this awesome recipe, we will be making again I am sure!

    • Parker
    • April 5, 2022
    Reply

    5 stars
    These cookies are literally amazing.

    • Iman
    • April 6, 2022
    Reply

    5 stars
    Wow these are seriously so good! The smell of the brown butter alone! I ended up using one cup of semi sweet chocolate chips and felt it was more than enough. I also chilled the dough since I wanted the flavors to really set in. I even froze some so I can always have them on hand. Everyone loved them!

    • Hailey
    • April 9, 2022
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    5 stars
    Okay I am an awful baker and I made these and omg! These were absolutely amazing!!! I’m making these for every event from now on!

    • Marie
    • April 9, 2022
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    5 stars
    These are the best chocolate chips I have ever tried. I live in Germany and it’s not as easy to get them here. So I tried at least 10 other recipes until I found this. 😍💕

    • Noire
    • April 9, 2022
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    5 stars
    I absolutely loveee this recipe! I made some a few days ago and am already making more. If they had white chocolate chips as well it’d taste just like, if not better, the cookies from Jimmy Johns(which I love!) someone in the comments said they taste like Panera and they’re absolutely right!

    • Shay
    • April 11, 2022
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    5 stars
    I am a baker by nature and this is one of the best chocolate chip recipes I’ve ever tried. You did your think when you came up with this recipe!!!

    • Tina
    • April 15, 2022
    Reply

    5 stars
    These cookies are the best! Crispy on the outside but chewy and soft on the inside. The brown butter really elevates the taste. The recipe was easy to follow!

    • Shannon.
    • April 19, 2022
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    5 stars
    Perfect every single time!! I’ve tried dozens of CC cookies over the years, this is the only one that’s can’t out exactly as described and turned out absolutely delicious! I’m literally choosing to bake these over going to insomnia !

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