ADM: Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every month when I receive my Cooking Light magazine, I dive into the issue wanting to try just about every recipe. However, as the month goes by, “every recipe” dwindles down to a handful, which then results in only one or two actually being made, depending on time. This month, one of the “survivor” recipes was browned butter chocolate chip cookies. This recipe struck a chord with me mainly because it uses whole wheat flour and melted browned butter. (No need to wait for softened butter!) These cookies tasted pretty fantastic. The recipe calls for a mixture of chocolate chips, but I used all dark chocolate ones. And, I ran out of vanilla somehow, so I substituted in half the amount with almond extract, which gave the cookies a tasty flavor twist.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (follow the link for the original recipe)
adapted from Cooking Light, October 2012

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
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375Β°.
2. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Remove from heat; add oil. Set aside to cool.
3. 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 almond extract and eggs; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. 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.

54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Choc Chip Uru
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 14:58:40

    Browned butter certainly gives them that extra kick – these look super delish! πŸ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Mary Hirsch
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 15:44:33

    Yeah, these look very, very good. Right now I am working at my computer, enduring the second day of a two-day fast (doctor’s orders) and if I could jump into the computer and eat your plate of cookies, I would do it. Absolutely.

  3. TrafficDiva
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 16:49:37

    From the Afternoon Drive Crew: THE BEST CHOCOLATE COOKIE I’VE EVER HAD!!! Thanks again, Yummy, for making our day smooth even if traffic isn’t!!

  4. Alice
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 17:00:25

    looks great! I’m just going to embark on a cookie baking spree tomorrow… 100 dozen. we will see how close I get! But just for myself, I would love to bake some like yours! πŸ™‚ I’m trying to keep it simple so I can make a ton of different cookie batters at once…

  5. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 17:15:16

    I loved any recipe with browned butter.. they seem to be more frequent now. These look like they turned out just yummy!

  6. tokyohamster
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 18:07:19

    mmm there must be a cookie craze with chocolate chip cookies right now! and i swear – they all make me head to my kitchen to bake. these look soooo good! browned butter? i’m always in!

  7. Norma Chang
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 18:14:51

    You are always to clever and creative with substitutes. I will have that plate of cookies with a cup of coffee, please.

  8. Liz
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 18:49:34

    Who wouldn’t try a cookie that looks like this and is from Cooking Light? Love these!

  9. Hotly Spiced
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 19:10:23

    I’m a bit like you with cooking magazines. I subscribe to a few and when they arrive I’m so keen to cook everything on offer but before I know it, the next issue has arrived and so only a handful of recipes ever see the light of day. Lovely looking cookies and I’m glad this recipe survived xx

  10. Ronda
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 19:12:06

    Oh…that would go so well with a big glass of milk!

  11. rebecca
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 20:27:39

    lovely cookies and keep hearing about how good browned butter is

  12. tracy
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 20:39:32

    These look delicious. I have really been craving cookies lately. One of my favorite ways to eat cookies is with apple sauce.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  13. Arthur in the Garden!
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 20:58:57

    Oh, my. I think I know what I am making Saturday morning while my pookie is sleeping!

  14. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:21:27

    I need a tall glass of milk and tons of these cookies! Bliss!

  15. Skylor @sprouthealthlifestyle
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:38:13

    RIght now I am in Mexico wishing I had these cookies in my belly!!

  16. Baking is my Zen
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:48:24

    Looks great…can’t have just one, right? πŸ™‚


  17. Balvinder
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 21:56:02

    Browned butter seems interesting in chocolate cookies!

  18. Geraldine Saucier
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 22:55:08

    The cookies looks delicious:) Thanks for sharing the recipe, I need to give them a try.

  19. Tandy
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 01:14:59

    I love the browned butter in this recipe – something I shall have to give a try πŸ™‚

  20. Food,Photography & France
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 03:56:47

    They sound like my sort of biscuit:)

  21. Cakelaw
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 06:02:37

    Ooooh, these look pretty fantastic – yes please!

  22. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 06:20:14

    Stay golden Yummy, stay golden!

  23. Cher
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 07:06:51

    Yep, everything is better with browned butter.

  24. kitchen flavours
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 08:57:55

    Looks wonderful! A tall glass of cold milk with these!

  25. Reem | Simply Reem
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 09:57:36

    Brown Butter always add so much depth to baking…
    This look wonderful!! Now all I need is big cup of coffee.. I eat my cookies with coffee…

  26. Holly @ Life as a Lofthouse
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 11:25:59

    I adore recipes with browned butter. I’ve made a banana cake frosting with browned butter and it is amazing! I am definitely going to try these cookies!! πŸ™‚

  27. squishymonster
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 14:03:06

    Whole wheat, huh? Very nice!

  28. InCucinaDaME
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 15:23:34

    ❀ these

  29. Sara
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 16:00:58

    Yum, these look super tasty! I love browned butter – bet it makes these cookies totally fantastic!

  30. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 17:24:11

    I’ve been wanting to try using browned butter! these look incredible!

  31. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 17:57:17

    Ever since making shortbread with brown butter IΒ΄m addicted to the stuff. The whole wheat flour makes these cookies perfect, canΒ΄t imagine the wonderful nutty flavor!

  32. Juliana
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 19:19:29

    I love chocolate chip cookies but have yet to try to use browned butter…looks awesome.
    Hope you are having a great week πŸ™‚

  33. spicegirlfla
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 19:51:58

    I actually stopped getting magazines because I’d tagged all through them, they would pile up everywhere as I’d for sure be making the recipe one day soon…!! So I completely hear where you are coming from! And like you, one would make it to reality. I think you choice a winner here, they sound like a real homemade cookie!!

  34. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 20:29:47

    I bet these tasted divine! They look so good.

  35. cquek
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 06:40:07

    Simple, tasty and soul satisfying

  36. Beth
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 08:29:07

    I’m a big fan of using browned butter in recipes. These cookies look amazing!

  37. Katerina
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 09:19:56

    I am sure browned butter gave them a special kick!

  38. tinkerbelle86
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 09:52:12

    there’s nothing better than home baked cookies πŸ™‚

  39. Andi winslow
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 09:56:55

    Love cookie, nice choice! Andi

  40. Kristin
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 10:24:28

    I sure wish I was enjoying those with my java right now!

  41. Amanda chic
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 11:58:22

    Mmmm.. nice ! yummy

    A chic kiss πŸ˜‰

  42. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 18:48:35

    I love a good chocolate chip cookie, yours looks fantastic! Brown butter sounds great πŸ™‚

  43. cecilia
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 19:17:31

    I can definitely see why this one is a survivor! c

  44. Betty
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 20:27:53

    These look so good! Chocolate chip cookies are my weakness. πŸ™‚

  45. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 23:23:32

    Ah yes, this recipe caught my eye in CL, and now I really must give it a try!

  46. Three Well Beings
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 23:54:15

    Browned butter is something I never considered in a cookie! This must be delicious!

  47. cooking varieties
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 02:16:28

    hi dear, pretty looking, must be yummy-must give browned butter a try.. have a nice day

  48. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 04:44:55

    brown butter chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and it really doesn’t get better than that!

  49. Jenn and Seth
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 09:02:46

    these look fantastic! i could so go for a whole plate of these for breakfast πŸ™‚

  50. Elaine
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 23:01:19

    I like that it uses both all-purpose and whole wheat flour for those of us who aren’t quite used to using just whole wheat in baked goods. And browned butter…yum!

  51. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Oct 26, 2012 @ 23:41:06

    Hmm my goodness simply delicious chocolate chip cookies! Saving this recipe to give it a try with my kids!

  52. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Nov 01, 2012 @ 19:34:48

    I do the same thing with my Cooking Light when I get it, but actually make only a few things too – I totally saw this recipe and will have to make on my to-do list!~

  53. kitchen therapy
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 07:46:12

    I do the same with my favourite magazines. I start of wanting to make everything and settle to a select few in the end.
    These look so good!

  54. daisyandthefox
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 00:33:21

    what a great addition of brown butter to choc chip cookies!! πŸ™‚
    sounds sooo good! πŸ™‚

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